200 frogs invade Huntington University's campus

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2008-10-22
Huntington, Ind.—Approximately 200 frogs have invaded the Huntington University campus.

Twenty students in an animation course created the frogs out of foam core and steel wire for a project inspired by a commercial for Sony’s Bravia® high-definition TV. The commercial features rabbits formed out of a clay-like substance overrunning a city.

From 2 to 5 p.m. today through Friday, the students will film the frogs beginning at Becker Hall by the fountain and then disperse into teams from there. Each team will have 25 to 30 brightly-colored frogs ranging in size from three to six feet. Teams also will include volunteers and students assisting with camera operation.

Once completed, uses for the film have yet to be determined, though it is likely to be used in admissions efforts.

The project came out of the university’s digital media arts program. The course title is “Animation II: Advanced Traditional Media,” and the purpose is to give students “an immersive experience in stop-motion animation and drawn animation.”


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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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