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Clayanimation

RULES FOR CLAY MODEL ANIMATION

  • Create a clay model animation based on A Tatou Korero – Our Stories, Our Voices”
  • Clay animations may be created by animating clay or plasticine models created by students. PLEASE NOTE THE CLAY OR PLASTICINE MODELS MUST BE CREATED BY STUDENTS
  • All animations must be supplied  as  HIGH QUALITY AVI FILES, MPEG FILES or QUICKTIME FILES. 
  • Please create 1 copy of all your schools animation entries and download to CD, DVD, Memory Stick or Mac-Compatible External Hard-drive. 

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What is a claymation?

Claymation is the art of making clay figures move, talk, sing, dance or whatever your imagination wants it to do!

Sometimes called plasticine, figures and props are moulded from clay and are then used to tell a story. Using stop motion photography or a series of still pictures taken with a digital camera, the frames are then edited together to produce an animation.

How to make a claymation

  • Brainstorm your story and characters
  • Create a Storyboard
  • Write a Script
  • Create Clay Figures
  • Build a Set and Props
  • Film the animation using photos or video camera.
  • Using an editing programme like I -Stop Motion , Power Point etc, to make your images move.
  • Add music and narration.

Examples.

  • Watch any of the Wallace & Gromit movies for ideas
  • Some ads on TV have claymation characters

Helpful Links

www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Simple-Claymation-With-a-Webcam-and-Windows-Movie-Maker

www-bioc.rice.edu/precollege/msdaniel/claymation.html

http://education.wichita.edu/claymation/resources.html