Ashley Stroud
Computer & Art Educator

Jazz Animation 2016

Project Published Aug 23, 2016 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

Students animated the melody of a jazz song using imagery inspired by Paul Klee from hand drawn and painted surfaces, making shapes in Photoshop and animating in After Effects. The final animation was given to our school's jazz band, under the direction of Patrick Bowen, without any audio and then interpreted by the students into a new song. The piece was projected during one of their performances and they played their composition live.

Age Levels
1+ Month
Content Standards
21st Century Skills Framework
Custom Standards
Collaborate and make contributions using Information Media Technology.

paper, pencil, computer, Adobe Creative Suites, drawing materials, training videos, Internet

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Vincenzo Cannavale

Posted on Nov 7, 2017 5:44:50 PM Permalink

Great work

Franco Pozo

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 9:16:12 PM Permalink

​this is really complex. nice job!

​I love mr. mograph tutorials btw

Rita Amladi

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 6:14:03 PM Permalink

​Nice project! Thanks for sharing.

Mohd Abdul Ahad

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 3:20:00 AM Permalink

​nicely designed course

Anthony Smith

Posted on May 31, 2017 11:32:24 AM Permalink

​I love the cross curriculum use and integrating a wonderful abstract artist like Paul Klee. Past and present meet in the digital realm. Impressive work

珍 林

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 1:14:13 PM Permalink

Emmalee Pearson

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 4:08:09 AM Permalink

​Wonderful! Such a great idea.

Rodney Stratton

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 3:05:37 AM Permalink

how old were these students?

Ashley Stroud

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 10:55:28 PM Permalink

​14-17 years old.

Liam Waldie

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 1:29:23 AM Permalink

Very cool project! this opens many doors using Illustrator and After Effect.

Thanks for sharing!

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 9:27:36 PM Permalink

Good Project
Thank you for sharing

Ashley Stroud

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 1:37:30 AM Permalink

Thank you, Tarek!