Main Flash Rotoscope Assignment

Your assignment is to rotoscope any 10-15 sec segment of a video of your choosing (please only appropriate videos please). You will need to convert the video from .MP4 to .FLV as we went over last class.

Feel free to blend elements of your animation with your own drawn objects, characters, and backgrounds with elements that you rotoscope. You can choose to keep the video in the background as well, or remove it altogether when you are done, depending on the kind of project that you want to create. You can use music and sound effects from other sources as well to blend them into your project.

For inspiration, you can start with the rotoscope examples we looked at:

And you can also go online to youtube to search for other good rotoscope examples.


  1. You do not have to do frame-by-frame with 24fps. But you should have around 8-12 fps.
  2. You should have at least 10 secs.
  3. You need to include some audio to your flash that is different than the original video that you are using.

Submit to the server as usual. The assignment will be due Mon Apr 24. That is a full 3 weeks to work on this project.


How to Download and Save clips in FLV

On Wednesday, I will assign the main rotoscope assignment. But before I do, I have to go over a short tutorial with you on how to download and save clips in FLV. Most clips you download from youtube will be in .MP4 format using clipconverter. However, in flash, you can only import .FLV formatted videos. So we will go over how to download, then convert from Youtube, to .MP4 using clipconverter, then .FLV using Adobe’s media converter software.

Step 1: Use this flamingo commercial from Telus,

Step 2: Copy and paste the URL into clipconverter or keepvid:

Step 3: Once you have downloaded the .MP4, convert it to .FLV using Adobe Media Converter.

Step 4: Import the .FLV into your flash.


Next class, I will assign the main rotoscope assignment.