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Intro magic

  1. 1. 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]
  2. 2. All About Us: <ul><li>Special Ed Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>(30+ years between us) </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Geeks </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Animation: 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>MAC vs. PC </li></ul><ul><li>Anne – Technology Facilitator for </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny –Tech coordinator for 4 years </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Clay Animation? <ul><li>Bringing to life a thought or written story using clay and a digital camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Animation is a wonderful way to allow students to express themselves in a positive way. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why? <ul><li>Clay Animation is a great motivator </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Animation is a wonderful way to force collaboration amongst the most stubborn of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Animation is an incredible addition to any curriculum </li></ul>
  5. 5. Idea Time <ul><li>Examine your curriculum: Find a good fit </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Be Creative: Students will surprise you </li></ul><ul><li>Can re-invigorate already existing curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to think outside the box </li></ul>
  6. 6. Now What?… <ul><li>Select your most promising ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch them out in more detail </li></ul><ul><li>OVER ESTIMATE the time you need and then expect to add more </li></ul><ul><li>Try the project YOURSELF before working with the students </li></ul><ul><li>Fine tune and narrow your focus if needed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Supplies Needed <ul><li>Claytoon Clay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pipe Cleaners </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminum Foil </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera with Tripod </li></ul><ul><li>Styrofoam </li></ul><ul><li>Video Editing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i Movie, Frames - Tech4Learning, and Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Clay Animation Process <ul><li>Split students into groups </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboarding </li></ul><ul><li>Create your background </li></ul><ul><li>Create your character </li></ul><ul><li>Take your pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Create your movie </li></ul><ul><li>Export your movies </li></ul><ul><li>Sneak Premiere </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grouping Students <ul><li>Random or purposeful - teacher choice </li></ul><ul><li>Small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Assign job tasks after subject is chosen </li></ul>
  10. 10. Storyboarding <ul><li>Have students brainstorm ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Write a simple script </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher approval </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Make list of extra items needed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tech4Learning StoryBoard
  12. 12. Backgrounds <ul><li>Create on Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Create using construction paper </li></ul><ul><li>Use Book as backdrop </li></ul><ul><li>3D or Flat </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful </li></ul>
  13. 13. Character Creation <ul><li>Create an armature </li></ul><ul><li>Cover the armature in foil </li></ul><ul><li>Put a THIN layer of clay over the armature </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind proportions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head size to body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character size to background and props </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Taking Digital Pictures <ul><li>Set camera to lowest setting </li></ul><ul><li>Move characters in small increments when taking the pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Keep camera on tripod and in one position to avoid too much movement </li></ul>
  15. 15. Creating your Masterpieces <ul><li>Import digital images to your program of choice </li></ul><ul><li>Add any additional effects that you want </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experiment with Frames per second </li></ul><ul><li>Save your Movie and Export </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exporting your Movies <ul><li>Use the default settings provided by the program </li></ul><ul><li>Export to Quicktime for use on the internet </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sneak Premieres <ul><li>Make a big deal out of it </li></ul><ul><li>Invite others to the premier </li></ul><ul><li>Serve popcorn </li></ul>
  18. 18. Our Award Winning Masterpieces! <ul><li>Please be patient as they will take time to load… </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Magic </li></ul>
  19. 19. 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