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Mr. Pomeroy

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Animation Class Summary

 

 

 

Kashmir Storyboard (2018)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents the Kashmir Storyboard created by eighth grader S. Sherman. She created the story idea, storyboard drawings, reference drawings, reference animation and notes to the animators. Sixty animation students joined in to complete the animation. Kashmir is by Led Zeppelin Page, Plant, and Bonham arranged by Tim McCarrick and Gary Means. Performed by the Ralston Middle School Chamber Orchestra, sixty guitar students and Gary Means. It contains the original mix of the song by Gary Means. It was remixed for the final animated version.

The Little Prince (2018)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The artwork and narration were provided by Mrs. Natoli's two 6th grade AS English classes. The animation was created by the animation students of Ralston Middle School. The music, Cincopations by Richard Meyer, was performed y the Ralston Middle School Chamber Orchestra at their Spring Concert in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirates of the Caribbean (2018)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents Pirates of the Caribbean. The music was performed by the Ralston Middle School Honors Band and Chamber Orchestra at their Spring Concert. The animation was created by the Animation Students of Ralston Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Haunted Sghoul (2017)

Ralston Middle School animation students proudly present The Haunted Sghoul.  The animation was created using Adobe Animate and the soundtrack was created with GarageBand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irving Berlin's America (2017)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents Irving Berlin's America.  Two hundred thirty-three band, orchestra, choir and animation students worked on this project.  The music was performed at the 2017 spring concert.

 

 

 

 

 

The Jungle Book (2017)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.  The artwork was created by Mrs. Natoli's two 6th grade AS English classes.  The animation was created by the animation students of Ralston Middle School.  Additional artwork, animation, editing and the GarageBand soundtrack were done by Mrs. Natoli's 8th grade artists and the Ralston animation aides.

 

 

The Nine-Colored Deer (2017)

During the Northern Wei Dynasty, 439 - 534, in one of the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang, China, Buddhist monks painted a jataka story.  The Ralston Middle School animation and guitar students combine their creative talents to tell the story of The Nine-Colored Deer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Howlphabet (2017)

Ralston Middle School presents The Howlphabet, an animated version of the alphabet for Halloween.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Beauty Waltz (2016)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents Sleeping Beauty Waltz.  In this interpretation Yosemite National Park is the sleeping beauty.  She falls asleep in the fall and winter and wakes in the spring.  The music was performed by the Ralston Middle School Honors Band and Chamber Orchestra at their Spring Concert.  The animation was created by the Animation students of Ralston Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (2016)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  Artwork created by Mrs. Natoli's two 6th grade AS English classes.  Music by the Ralston Middle School Honors Band, Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra, 6th grade Chorus and Mrs. Natoli's students.  Animation created by the Animation students of Ralston Middle School.

 

 

History Will Rock You (2016)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents History Will Rock You.  A condensed history of the world with a Rock and Roll twist.  Created by three  Social Studies classes, two Guitar classes, two Rock Music History classes, two yearlong Art classes, and three yearlong Animation classes under the guidance of Mr. Means, Ms. Paisley and Mr. Pomeroy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween (2015)

Ralston Middle School presents Halloween 2015 featuring Music for a Darkened Theatre (The Film Scores of Danny Elfman) performed by the Ralston Middle School honors band and animated by the animation students of Ralston Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HOBBIT (2015)

The AS English students of Ralston Middle School read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and created a storyboard and the artwork for all nineteen chapters of the book.  The animation students of Ralston Middle School then made their artwork and the story seem to magically come alive.  The soundtrack was performed by the sixth grade band at their spring concert in 2015.  The animation was played behind the band while they performed.

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF SANCHEZ (2015)

The Ralston Middle School honors band and advanced orchestra performed Children of Sanchez by Chuck Mangione at their spring concert in 2015.  The animation students of Ralston Middle School presented their interpretation of the music on a screen behind the band during the performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN (2014)

One Hundred ten Ralston Middle School students create some Halloween animation for 2014.  The Ralston Middle School advanced orchestra played Danse Macabre, Funeral March for a Marionette and In the Hall of a Mountain King.  The Ralston Middle School advanced band played Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  These recordings were taken from the Ralston archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLE PORTER SALUTE (2014)

Ralston Middle School students present their interpretation of an arrangement of Cole Porter songs by showing how music adds color to our world.  The animation was created by 64 Ralston Middle School animation students.  The music was performed by the Ralston Middle School honors band and chamber orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

THE RAVEN (2013)

One hundred twenty-three Ralston Middle School animation students present their interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven". The narration is provided by Ralston teacher Mr. James Akin. The soundtrack was created with GarageBand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN (2013)

Ralston Middle School students create animation with a Halloween theme for 2013.  The soundtrack was created with GarageBand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO WEST (2013)

Fifty-three honors band students, fifty advanced orchestra students and ninety-five animation students combine music and art to create their version of a day in the Old West. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN (2012)

Ralston Middle School students create animation for the song "Creepy Classics" performed by the Ralston Middle School advanced orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RALSTON NATION (2012)

Ralston Middle School's new school song. Lyrics written by Mr. Means. Animated and sung by Ralston Middle School students. Based on the song "Elevation" by U2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (2012)

Two hundred Ralston Middle School band, orchestra and animation students combine music and art to pay tribute to the Mission Impossible TV shows and movies. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE RAILS (2011)

Ninety Ralston Middle School animation students create their interpretation of the song "On The Rails" by Ralston teacher Mr. Dan Littlefield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEEP BLUE (2011)

Ninety Ralston Middle School animation students create their interpretation of the song "Deep Blue" by Ralston teacher Mr. Dan LIttlefield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAR WARS (2011)

Two hundred ten Ralston Middle School band, orchestra and animation students combine music and art to pay a special tribute to George Lucas' Star Wars movies. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE (2011)

Ninety Ralston Middle School animation students use simple lines to create their interpretation of the lyrics to the song One by U2. Vocals and guitar are performed by Mr. Gary Means.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN YOU BELIEVE (2010)

Two hundred seventy Ralston Middle School band, orchestra, chorus and animation students combine music and art to portray some of the amazing things that can happen, no matter how impossible they may seem, when you believe in yourself and others. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANA JONES (2010)

One hundred fifty Ralston Middle School intermediate band and animation students combine music and art to pay tribute to George Lucas' Indiana Jones movies. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEATLES (2009)

One hundred fifty Ralston Middle School guitar, animation and choral students create a unique tribute to the Beatles. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRY YOUR TEARS, AFRIKA (2009)

Two hundred seventy Ralston Middle School band, orchestra, choral and animation students combine music and art to pay tribute to the people of West Africa, showing the beauty of the present as well as the stormy times of the past. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANGE (2009)

One hundred ninety Ralston Middle School guitar, animation, choral and sixth grade social studies students use pictures found through creativecommons.org to show change in a very creative way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWING MACHINE (2009)

One hundred fifty Ralston Middle School animation and jazz band students closely tie together music and art for a unique visual and audio experience as seen through the minds of middle school artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEAUTIFUL YANGTZE (2008)

Ralston Middle School animation students create visuals to go along with a poem about the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam written by Mr. Means' social studies students.  Mr. Means' guitar students can be heard playing in the soundtrack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINA - MUSIC ART LIFE (2008)

Advanced orchestra and animation students at Ralston Middle School combine music and art to create the illusion of life through animation based on modern Chinese paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEIJING OLYMPIC PICTOGRAM ANIMATION (2008)

Ralston Middle School students animate the emblem and pictograms from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MR. MEANS AND MR. POMEROY GO TO CHINA (2008)

The animation students of Ralston Middle School have fun adding some animation to the pictures from Mr. Means' and Mr. Pomeroy's trip to China.

Steve Pomeroy

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RALSTON ANIMATION GALLERY Student animation from 2008 to 2018 

Harry Potter and the Animated Doodles (2018)

Kashmir (2018)

Kashmir Storyboard (2018)

The Little Prince (2018)

To play student created video games based on The Little Prince visit https://www.sites.google.com/brssd.org/littleprince

 

Pirates of the Caribbean (2018)

The Haunted Sghoul (2017)

Irving Berlin's America (2017)

The Jungle Book (2017)

The Nine-Colored Deer (2017)

The Howlphabet (2016)

Sleeping Beauty Waltz (2016)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2016)

History Will Rock You (2016)

HALLOWEEN (2015)

THE HOBBIT (2015)

CHILDREN OF SANCHEZ (2015)

HALLOWEEN (2014)

COLE PORTER SALUTE (2014)

The Raven (2013)

HALLOWEEN (2013)

GO WEST (2013)

HALLOWEEN (2012)

RALSTON NATION (2012)

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (2012)

ON THE RAILS (2011)

DEEP BLUE (2011)

STAR WARS (2011)

ONE (2011)

WHEN YOU BELIEVE (2010)

INDIANA JONES (2010)

THE BEATLES (2009)

DRY YOUR TEARS, AFRIKA (2009)

CHANGE (2009)

SWING MACHINE (2009)

THE BEAUTIFUL YANGTZE (2008)

CHINA - MUSIC ART LIFE (2008)

BEIJING OLYMPIC PICTOGRAM ANIMATION (2008)

MR. MEANS AND MR. POMEROY GO TO CHINA (2008)

Introduction to Animation Lesson 1 Bouncing Ball

 

 

 

 

 

ralston's first animation computer

1996 Power Macintosh (It still works.)

Ralston's first animation computer - 1996 Power Macintosh

Harry Potter and the Animated Doodle (2018)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents Harry Potter and the Animated Doodles. One hundred twenty-eight middle school animation students have their doodles come to life for their 2018 Halloween video. The soundtrack was performed by the Ralston Middle School Honors Band.

 

 

 

 

Kashmir (2018)

Ralston Middle School proudly presents Kashmir by Led Zeppelin Page, Plant and Bonham arranged by Tim McCarrick and Gary Means.  Performed by the Ralston Middle School Chamber Orchestra, sixty guitar students and Gary Means.  The animation was created by the animation students of Ralston Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

November (2018)

November (2018)

October (2018)

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Wecome Back (2018)

Wecome Back 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018

May (2018)

May (2018)

APRIL (2018)

APRIL (2018)

March (2018)

March (2018)

February (2018)

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January (2018)

January (2018)

December (2017)

December (2017)

November (2017)

November (2017)

October (2017)

October (2017)

Welcome Back (2017)

Welcome Back (2017)

Congratulations Class of 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017

May (2017)

May (2017)

APRIL (2017)

APRIL (2017)

march (2017)

march (2017)

february (2017)

february (2017)

January (2017)

January (2017)

December (2016)

December (2016)

November (2016)

November (2016)

October (2016)

October (2016)

Welcome back (2016)

Congratulations Class of 2016

Congratulations class of 2016

Congratulations class of 2016

Spring (2016)

May 2016

JANUARY (2016)

JANUARY (2016)

DECEMBER (2015)

DECEMBER (2015)

NOVEMBER (2015)

NOVEMBER (2015)

OCTOBER (2015)

OCTOBER (2015)

Spring (2015)

MAY (2015)

March (2015)

March (2015)

February (2015)

February (2015)

JANUARY (2015)

JANUARY (2015)

DECEMBER (2014)

DECEMBER (2014)

November (2014)

November (2014)

October (2014)

October (2014)

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2014

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2014

SPRING (2014)

SPRING (2014)
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march (2014)

march (2014)

VALENTINES DAY (2014)

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR (2014)

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR (2013)

WINTER SCENES (2013)

WINTER SCENES (2013)
WINTER SCENES (2013)
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A TRIBUTE TO THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE BALLOONS (2013)

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HALLOWEEN (2013)

Frame By Frame (2013)