"The main objective here was to create a visual story without words. In this unit we studied the history andÂ process of clay animation. The class took one day out and watched a Wallace and Grommit movie. Working in groups of three, we then developed our plot with the help of a storyboard. After the storyboard was filled out we split up jobs in our groups. One or two of us designed our characters out of Polymer Clay and someone designed a setting.Â We all took turns photographing and rearranging the clay characters. The next step took us to the lab where we edited and animated our claymation story."
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Technically clay animation started with the invention of what material?
Who was one of the first clay super characters? Who was the characters creator?
What film was created in 1908 and is considered the first real clay animation?
Clay Kings, Will Vinton studios
What are Will Vintonâs most famous characters?
In 1987 Will Vinton created a documentary, explaining the process of what?
The animators may reshape a character how many times in 1 minute?
Each second of film contains how many frames?
how many times would you reshape a character for 3 sections of film?
Wallace and Gromit
Who created Wallace and Gromit?
What are the three animations titled?
So You Wanna Try This
What is the most important part of the movie?
First step is to do what?
Second he designed a ____________________________.
To take pictures you will need a_______________________ and make sure you have plenty of
To make your characters stand out your set and props should be designed how?
What advice did you get about lighting that looks useful?
How many frames do they suggest for a character to walk across a room?
How many frames do they suggest for a blinking eye
When they tried to change the mouth for dialogue it altered the head too much. What solution did they come up with.
What where the wires used for in the editing section?
What program do you think will best work for editing our frames before animating them.
Getting started in Clay Animation The Basics
You need an idea for three things to get started. What are they?
What is the storyboard for?
Creating Your character
What good advice do they give for starting a character?
Props and background setting
25. What advice do they give for the setting if you want to keep your focus on the character?
26. What advice do they give for colors?
Clay Animation Unit:
What did you do that helped contribute to the group's project. List your contributions and how they affected the project.
What new skills have you learned?
Tell me what knowledge you gained while working on this project which may not have been presented in the project. Maybe something you learned about your self and working with others, or how you think and plan things.
Rate your contribution efforts between 1 and 10. 10 being the best
Rate your group members between 1 and 10 according to group contributions.
What grade would you give your claymation?
What would you like to do better on it?
What do you like about your clay animation?
Clay Animation Schedule
This schedule is tentative; you can adjust it as you go. You may work during study hall or before/after school. Gold day is in bold and Black day is underlined.