S. Kelly Harris

Rotoscoping and the 12 Principles of Animation

Project Published 6/27/14 Last updated on 3/2/20

Students will do rotoscoping in a trial version of Adobe Flash Professional CC and reflect upon the 12 principles of Animation they demonstrated during this activity.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards

Adobe Flash Professional




If you can, access the Ontario Educational Resource Bank and search the "12 principles of animation" for a flash animated presentation, however there are other good resources for this information as well.

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William Baur

Posted on 3/17/15 1:27:51 PM Permalink

This doesn't work with the Cloud:

MediaEncoderCC does not have .flv format any longer and my FlashCC will only embed .flv. Is there a way to embed a different format? Thanks.

David Gran

Posted on 7/9/14 2:12:21 AM Permalink

Please join our rotoscope based Rotoball Project! It can be found on the AEE and at its website home - - we collect animations (mostly rotoscopes from around the world and combine them into one big collaborative animation. The deadline is in May every year.

Here is the latest version of the project:

Brad Clark

Posted on 7/1/14 6:42:44 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing. I have my students do a similar rotoscope assignment. We pick an fast instrumental dance song from a creative commons website and then I play the song while each student comes up and dances for a few seconds in from of my video camera. I get their whole body in the shot and I encourage them to make broad movements. I then put these individual clips on the server and they find theirs. They then edit down a three second clip that they will animate. I collect all these clips together, and as a class, we have made a short music video. Students like being the subject they are animating, and given that they are not readily identifiable, they are comfortable having their clip included in the class project.