Introducing Rotoball: an international collaborative animation project for high school students. Below you will find a brief project description. For a comprehensive explanation of the project and more, visit our Rotoball website.

What is it?:

1.Rotoball is a black ball that transforms into something different for each person who comes into contact with it. The goal of the project is to keep the ball going as long as possible.
2.Rotoball is a collaborative rotoscoped animation project for high school students in which each student creates a 15 second segment of a much longer animation. Its a unique opportunity to connect with other students who are geographically distant.

Watch the original video:

By: Huntington High School Video 2&3 Students (2005)

The Rules
Each animation must be exactly 15 seconds long.
The animation can be as creative as you’d like, but MUST contain the following:

1. You catching the ball from the left hand of the screen.
2. The ball transforming in some way.
3. You interact with the transformed object.
4. The ball returning to normal.
5. The ball leaving the right hand part of the screen.

Project Dates

...now! Start rolling!

Friday, March 7th, 2008
All projects must be sent in to David or Heather by this date.

Friday, April 18th 2008
@ the Shanghai Student Film Festival and on Youtube!

Questions? Please visit our Rotoball website or email David for more information. I hope you'll join us and keep the ball rolling!


  1. Jason Welker said...

    This is excellent! Great work, I can't wait to see the finished product!
    dsgran said...
    Thanks Jason! Neither can I!

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