Betty, Are you replying to my clay animation post last week? I've been so busy, I've deleted the last two weeks just scanning through a couple posts here and there. I put my class into groups of 3 or 4 people and each group has a digital camera, a tripod, and we have a lab to work in. Since there are 5 groups, In the past I have scheduled the groups on one computer too. I borrow sony mavica cameras from other teachers. We used tech4learning software called photospin the 1st year. I liked it ok, but it had some problems then last year we bought the update, it did not have onion skin layers to line up the pictures if the camera moved on them, so I did not like it as well. One group tried PowerPoint and timed the photos coming in. I have not found something I really like for the software, but then I have not played around lately to find something. We are currently doing the claymation too and will finish at Christmas.
From: Betty Bowen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 11:39 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Clay animation
Your students animations look great. Many, many congratulations. I know how
much work this is -we are finishing ours up right now. This was my first
attempt at this project, and I only have 15 more days with these students.
The biggest problems I have had involve having hardware that can handle the
load of digital photos.
May I ask how many cameras you had to go around? I have one, and one memory
card, one computer, with no burner, that can handle one animation without
filling up the C drive. My tech ed guy is trying to hook up an attachment
that will let me save to VHS which will help tremendously. trial and error.
I very much want to be able to have some of our animations on our school
website. Again, congrats!