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Claymation presentation

My partner and I did our presentation on Claymation.

These next few clips were our points and the end video we made. Claymation was easier than I thought it would be. If I were to do it in a class room I would have the class first create animation all together. That way any questions that they would have could be answered in the large group. then I would have them split up into groups. That way they all could stay busy, but not get overwhelmed with all the slow busy work that is involved with making the clay move. I would also have them make a few replacement shapes. I am afraid that they will not take me seriously when I tell them that replacement shapes are needed so I will have them make them before they start animating.

I discovered that the clay is messier than I had originally thought, so I will have some strong hand cleaner for each of the groups.

The claymation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOBgc9BxACI

The Power point
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNMdaz1oZOo

I have tried over and over to embed these but I keep running into trouble. These links are the best that I can do with showing these videos.

Claymation

Our presentation was on claymation. I was able to learn some things that I did not know before. For example I did not realize how much clay degeneration was a factor in claymation. I would suggest, for myself and for others, to have their students to make multiples of their characters. This will get them used to the clay right away, and it will also make the animation process go faster. Instead of having to stop filming make a new piece, they can just replace it with one of their pre-made characters.

Another thing that I would suggest, is be aware of your background. Be sure that it is clear, or if you have something set up, be sure that you pay attention to where it is in the shot. Your background should not be moving around with your character.

I have attached the powerpoint below.
claymation.ppt

Examples of Amateur Claymation

The first 2 were made by the same artist. I really like his work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IFzcj4wnvQ&NR=1&feature=fvwp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxt0RLL9rGI&NR=1

These I am not as crazy about but they do add variety.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64a8pAhq9DY&feature=response_watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64a8pAhq9DY&feature=response_watch


Examples of professional Claymation

These first claymations are by Nick Park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67XW5ck1NFQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob-OVUoJ1RM&feature=related

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