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  • Anne Truger Special Ed Dist. Of Lake County Grayslake, Il [email_address] Clay Animation: Intro to the Magic Jennifer Gibson Reinberg School Chicago Public Schools [email_address]
  • All About Us:
    • Special Ed Teachers
    • (30+ years between us)
    • Masters in Instructional Technology
    • Tech Geeks
    • Clay Animation: 6 years
    • MAC vs. PC
    • Anne – Technology Facilitator for
    • Differentiated Learning
    • Jenny –Tech coordinator for 4 years
  • What is Clay Animation?
    • Bringing to life a thought or written story using clay and a digital camera.
    • Clay Animation is a wonderful way to allow students to express themselves in a positive way.
  • Why?
    • Clay Animation is a great motivator
    • Clay Animation is a wonderful way to force collaboration amongst the most stubborn of students.
    • Clay Animation is an incredible addition to any curriculum
  • Idea Time
    • Examine your curriculum: Find a good fit
    • Brainstorm
    • Be Creative: Students will surprise you
    • Can re-invigorate already existing curriculum
    • Be willing to think outside the box
  • Now What?…
    • Select your most promising ideas
    • Sketch them out in more detail
    • OVER ESTIMATE the time you need and then expect to add more
    • Try the project YOURSELF before working with the students
    • Fine tune and narrow your focus if needed
  • Supplies Needed
    • Claytoon Clay
      • Available at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby
      • Online at
    • Pipe Cleaners
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Digital Camera with Tripod
    • Styrofoam
    • Video Editing Software
      • i Movie, Frames - Tech4Learning, and Windows Movie Maker
  • Clay Animation Process
    • Split students into groups
    • Storyboarding
    • Create your background
    • Create your character
    • Take your pictures
    • Create your movie
    • Export your movies
    • Sneak Premiere
  • Grouping Students
    • Random or purposeful - teacher choice
    • Small groups
    • Assign job tasks after subject is chosen
  • Storyboarding
    • Have students brainstorm ideas
    • Write a simple script
    • Teacher approval
    • Fill in Storyboard
    • Make list of extra items needed
  • Tech4Learning StoryBoard
  • Backgrounds
    • Create on Computer
    • Create using construction paper
    • Use Book as backdrop
    • 3D or Flat
    • Colorful
  • Character Creation
    • Create an armature
    • Cover the armature in foil
    • Put a THIN layer of clay over the armature
    • Keep in mind proportions
      • Head size to body
      • Character size to background and props
  • Taking Digital Pictures
    • Set camera to lowest setting
    • Move characters in small increments when taking the pictures
    • Keep camera on tripod and in one position to avoid too much movement
  • Creating your Masterpieces
    • Import digital images to your program of choice
    • Add any additional effects that you want
      • Text
      • Audio
      • Special Effects
      • Transitions
    • Experiment with Frames per second
    • Save your Movie and Export
  • Exporting your Movies
    • Use the default settings provided by the program
    • Export to Quicktime for use on the internet
  • Sneak Premieres
    • Make a big deal out of it
    • Invite others to the premier
    • Serve popcorn
  • Our Award Winning Masterpieces!
    • Please be patient as they will take time to load…
    • Clay Magic
  • Clay Magic Swimming with the Fishes ACDC In Concert Let’s go to the movies Aliens Trees Sunny Days Lonely Stop Sign Blind Faith Dream Greek Myths Soccer Calvin Thunder-bird Holes Three Blind Mice Here boy! Doomed Cruise Flames Pieces of Me Space Race of the Century! Midnight Grim 9-11 Bike Flight