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Jason Stewart, teacher at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School created ASL animation

February 1, 2008

By JFLMad

I was in awe when I saw this animation video done in ASL. It must take Jason Stewart very long time to make one. This one is really champpp!!
Here is a short story that I excerpt from their website….

“For this research, we will evaluate how the use of newly developed “Lifelike Expressive Avatars” affects the reading comprehension of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. The evaluation tool includes the following story, titled “The Forest”, which was written by Jason Stewart, teacher at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School”

Click on this link to view more story and view animation video.

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  1. deafchipmunk
    February 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Awesome! I love it!

    Deafchip

  2. Curious Eyes
    February 1, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    *hand waves!!!* very impressive and life-like! The mind boggles at all the possible applications of an animated signer…

  3. February 1, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    I was in awe, too! Really awesome!

  4. February 2, 2008 at 12:06 am

    I got to see Stewart’s several samples during the poster session at the ASL Roundtable Conference hosted by Gallaudet University. When he showed his demonstration that is used to teach as an ASL/English bilingual tool, I became so excited. I am truly impressed about having an innovative way to attract all kinds of signers and bilingual learners. I can’t way for more developmental clips to come!

    Kudos to Jason Stewart and his team!!

  5. Misha
    February 2, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Wow…I’m in awe! That’s the most wonderful innovative and perfect tool to teach ASL/English or Bilingual!

    Question is will he continue doing that animation films and sells DVDs for ASL education? I believe that films are a real educational for every deaf and hearing people who want to learn ASL. That would be so perfect!

    Misha πŸ˜€

  6. jullian
    February 2, 2008 at 9:27 am

    wow that’s realy awsome i love it. πŸ™‚

  7. Louise
    February 2, 2008 at 9:54 am

    WOW.. I can’t believe what I just saw; what is in store for us in the future; wow; i can just imagine where this animation is going to take us. Not only the animation but the story was cute too :)…
    wow. I am impressed to say the least.. L

  8. Patty
    February 2, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Amazing!!!! Words can not describe how I felt when I watched this awesome animated video. Jason did a terrfic job. I forwarded this video to teachers I work with and interpreters.
    Keep it up Jason!

  9. Billythegoat
    February 2, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    CHAMP video.

  10. AW
    February 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    WOWOWOW!!! I love it!! Keep up, pls! Man, I was really in awe and watching the whole thing! Wooo! Way to go! “hands waving in the air”

  11. February 2, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Awesome animation video! Kudos to Jason Stewart.

  12. February 2, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Fantastic…this opens up a world of possibilities for Deaf people and sign languages.
    Jane
    http://www.thedeaflens.com

  13. Kit-Kat
    February 2, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Wow!!!! SOO AMAZING!!!!! We want to see more like that! Good expression on his face! WOW!

  14. February 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    We are just as excited about this video. We want to clarify that Jason Stewart was the model for signing the story which he did an AMAZING job and our company, Vcom3D, Inc. http://www.vcom3d.com (located in Orlando, Florida) took his video and did the animation work utilizing a grant from NSF (National Science Foundation).

    The animation work was done by Michael Freeman Deaf himself, our 3D Animator/Artist.

    Here’s some information on the grant:

    Vcom3D and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center of Gallaudet University are researching and developing a proof-of-concept system for creating and delivering animated stories using the full range of facial expression and body language of American Sign Language, as well as manual signs. Results from this Phase I proof-of-concept will provide the basis for developing an Authoring System and run-time software for creating these animated stories.

    For this research, we will evaluate how the use of newly developed “Lifelike Expressive Avatars” affects the reading comprehension of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. The evaluation tool includes the following story, titled “The Forest”, which was written by Jason Stewart, teacher at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School.

    We are looking forward to develop more in the near future.

    Jason Hurdich
    Team Leader, Sign Language Projects
    Vcom3D, Inc.

  15. james sittniewski
    October 12, 2008 at 1:51 am

    congrate jason steward. i am very impress you teach them how use it. wow good job. bai !!! trying use animal with sign lanuage like Madagascar movie that mokey use signs.

  16. Sherilyn west
    October 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    The animation is great! Conratulations to all, esp. Michael Freeman!
    I taught regular and, then, bilingual first grade for over 30 years. I used sign language with bilingual students that were hearing . It was amazing how quickly they began to learn. Good Luck!

  17. luis ortiz
    February 24, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    i want to learn asl please

  18. Maxim
    October 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    cool

  19. July 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    That was really impressive! I had a hard time learning ASL but was really motivated to learn more after watching the video. Thanks!

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