Peter French
Digital design teacher

Group Spoken Word Animation/Motion Graphic Project

Project Published 8/28/13 Last updated on 2/28/20

Class / large group projects can be very difficult. I suggest you do exactly what Shane Koyczan, the creator of this powerful anti-bullying piece did. He wrote a long spoken word piece speaking out against the damaging effects of bullying, and then handed that over to many. many different animators. Each animator took on one segment of the piece, and created the visuals in their own style and media. It is at once both eclectic and diverse. And, it is so powerful, so strong. A class could take this on - write and record the spoken word piece and then animate segments, in groups or as individuals, and then assemble the whole piece at the end. Voila! A successful whole class project. I have indicated a few subject areas that are obvious - others could use this idea as well.

  • Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

1+ Month
Content Standards
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

Computers with animation type software, possibly art materials and scanners/cameras to capture images, and time. Lots and lots of time, because these kinds of projects are very time consuming - but wonderful!

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jim hamant

Posted on 3/12/17 8:21:19 PM Permalink


jim hamant

Posted on 3/12/17 8:20:58 PM Permalink

Mark Geary

Posted on 1/23/14 9:02:20 PM Permalink

Awesome and touching and powerful - Thanks for sharing this, Peter!

Rita Jordan

Posted on 10/8/13 3:08:01 PM Permalink

So moving... I am amazed at the emotions it evoked. Well done and fine examples of different illustration and animation techniques!

Lorraine Dobson

Posted on 9/3/13 4:19:56 AM Permalink


Lisa Hertzi

Posted on 8/28/13 5:02:12 PM Permalink

WOW! beautiful...

Mike Skocko

Posted on 8/28/13 2:48:57 PM Permalink

I cried.

Profoundly beautiful and relevant. Every one of my students will see this. Thank you, Peter.