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How to Make Claymation

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 12:02
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 97 MB
  • Posted: 09/06/2007

Have you ever wanted to make your own claymation? In this lesson I will teach you how to make claymation using just a digital still camera and iMovie. (If you have a PC you can use Monkey Jam instead of iMovie)

We will make a 10-second animation about a penguin. We'll start by creating a simple story, then build our characters, set up our scene, shoot it, and assemble in iMovie.

Also, be sure to check out my lesson on paper animation: www.mindbites.com/lesson/536

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  • Claymation_Hand-out.pdf Claymation_Hand-out.pdf

About this Author

Jeanne
Jeanne
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05/26/2007

http://JeanneStern.com

Jeanne Stern is an Austin based animator, artist, and filmmaker. Her work has shown many places including the Smithsonian, PBS, South by Southwest, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Athens Video Art Festival, and Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams. She received her MFA in film production from the University of Texas, and her BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College. Jeanne currently creates animation for various clients, including the Jewish educational website, G-dcast.com (such as this short about Passover: http://g-dcast.com/passover ). She also teaches classes in Austin at the Austin School of Film. Her recent film work has incorporated the third dimension,...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_orng
Inspiring
06/06/2011
~ Paul46

In a word, excellent!

Nopic_orng
Very clear & helpful
02/16/2009
~ diane

Good step-by-step instructions. I feel I now know how to do claymation myself.

Judd_homepage
Outstanding instruction and a fun topic
11/04/2007
~ Judd

Really cool lesson taught step-by-step. I thought it may be tricky, but Jeanne does a great job in this well-organized lesson. I watched this lesson at a library and laughed out loud when the penguin was making his glorious ascent!

Nopic_blu
Entertaining and educational,
09/10/2007
~ Terracotta

I thought I was going to have to sign up for a class to learn how to teach claymation to my students but Jeanne provided a crash course right here. I think that this video would appeal to all ages. Jeanne is a very good teacher. I really enjoyed the way that she made the character of the penguin come to life in only ten seconds of footage.

Nopic_orng
Inspiring
06/06/2011
~ Paul46

In a word, excellent!

Nopic_orng
Very clear & helpful
02/16/2009
~ diane

Good step-by-step instructions. I feel I now know how to do claymation myself.

Judd_homepage
Outstanding instruction and a fun topic
11/04/2007
~ Judd

Really cool lesson taught step-by-step. I thought it may be tricky, but Jeanne does a great job in this well-organized lesson. I watched this lesson at a library and laughed out loud when the penguin was making his glorious ascent!

Nopic_blu
Entertaining and educational,
09/10/2007
~ Terracotta

I thought I was going to have to sign up for a class to learn how to teach claymation to my students but Jeanne provided a crash course right here. I think that this video would appeal to all ages. Jeanne is a very good teacher. I really enjoyed the way that she made the character of the penguin come to life in only ten seconds of footage.

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