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Civic Engagement is a five week term in which we were broken down into 4 different groups and were assigned one of the four words that represent GCE. Ours was gratitude. The purpose of this project was to create a 5 minute micro-mentary showing gratitude while also using at least a minute of rotoscope. For those who dont know what rotoscoping is;it is an animation technique in which animators trace over footage, frame by frame.

Grasping Gratitude Video.

The first part of this process was to create a story board which allowed us to see on paper what we wanted our video to look like. Then we picked a few people that we thought would have a good understanding of what gratitude ment. Next each person in my group as assigned over 70 frames from the video footage we had taken to trace to complete the one minute of rotoscope. After the tedious work was done we then were asked to create a lesson plan which would help others better understand the meaning of gratitude and how to find it in their lives.

Even though this project took a lot of time and was frustrating in many ways I still enjoyed being able to learn about rotoscoping and more about what gratitude means not only in general but to me personally.

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