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Re: [teacherartexchange] Claymation Advice


From: Rosemary Etherton (etherton_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 04 2009 - 01:25:06 PST

Dear Filiz,
Australian's can't think past the movie Harvie Krumpet when it comes
to claymation. The movie won an academy award hence its country-wide
popularity. I have placed a link below - worth you having a look I
Good luck!

On 03/02/2009, at 11:16 PM, Filiz Soyak wrote:

> Hello,
> I am working with undergraduates in the computer graphics departement
> at NYIT in Amman, Jordan. Our students work up to animation skills in
> 3D Studio Max, but start off with basic studio and hand skills before
> moving on to the computer.
> I'm teaching 3D Design II this semester and I am planning a
> clay-mation project. I would love to hear from anyone who has tried
> this before. I have found excellent resources online and on YouTube. I
> also am a big fan of and plan to show Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before
> Christmas" for my students to study. My goal with this project is to
> introduce them to animation concepts but also work with clay
> (plasticine) and wire armatures and build upon their hand skills. My
> idea is to break them up into teams of 3 or 5 and have each team come
> up with a storyline, plot and set of characters. That's one great
> thing about the culture of the Middle East. My students are good team
> players. Each student will create and be in charge of animating their
> own character. Students will share roles of screenwriter, set
> designer, director.
> Like I said, I have some ideas but any tips, advice or resources about
> clay-mation, stop-animation, set design or storyboard illustration
> that you have to share would be really appreciated!
> Thank you!
> Filiz
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