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Stella’s

Girl Scout Journey

Stella is an Independent Girl Scout Member in her first year as a Junior.  She started Girl Scouts as a Brownie and loves the skills she is learning and the leadership opportunities she gets to experience.
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Entertainment Technology Badge – Step One:

Steps for Making a “Gacha Studios” Animated Video

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[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.11″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.11″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_blurb title=”Step Two – Creating the Animation” image=”https://projectstellaresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/language-school-illustration-05.png” icon_placement=”left” image_max_width=”100px” content_max_width=”1100px” image_max_width_phone=”50px” image_max_width_last_edited=”on|phone” _builder_version=”3.11.1″ header_font=”|600|||||||” header_font_size=”18px” header_font_size_phone=”15px” header_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone” header_line_height=”1.6em” body_font=”||||||||” body_font_size=”15px” body_line_height=”2em” body_line_height_phone=”1.6em” body_line_height_last_edited=”on|phone” animation=”off” locked=”off”]After Stella had thought of her story and the characters, she started creating the animation. She was familiar with Gacha Studios, an app on her Android Tablet, and had recently seen some videos on YouTube that were created with the program.  She designed the characters and placed them in different scenes. After creating a frame, she took a screenshot and saved it on her tablet.  Her video was over 25 screen shots – each taking several minutes to create with the character, the dialogue, and the scene.
[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.11″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.11″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_blurb title=”Step Three – Putting together the Movie” image=”https://projectstellaresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/language-school-illustration-16.png” icon_placement=”left” image_max_width=”100px” content_max_width=”1100px” image_max_width_phone=”50px” image_max_width_last_edited=”on|phone” _builder_version=”3.11.1″ header_font=”|600|||||||” header_font_size=”18px” header_font_size_phone=”15px” header_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone” header_line_height=”1.6em” body_font=”||||||||” body_font_size=”15px” body_line_height=”2em” body_line_height_phone=”1.6em” body_line_height_last_edited=”on|phone” animation=”off” locked=”off”]The step that took the most research was deciding the best way to put the movie together. Some people recommended iMovie, but that was not available for use.  Stella downloaded Power Director to her tablet. This program allowed her to piece her screenshots together and save the movie.  She did not use music due to Copyright but will research ways this can be added in the future.
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Other Junior Badge Work Completed

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Bronze Award Project: In Progress

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About US

Our Story

Project Stella Resources develops curriculum and helps educators and parents plan events and programs that engage youth. The resources are inspired by projects I have worked on with my daughter, Stella. Stella is currently in Girl Scouts so much of our current projects involve badge work and leadership development.
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