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Differentiating Instruction with Clay Animation. Lou Jara Courtney Kaczka Appoquinimink School District. Presented at the Delaware Instructional Technology Conference April 19, 2007. What is Clay Animation?. Building clay character(s) Movement of character(s)

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differentiating instruction with clay animation

Differentiating Instruction with Clay Animation

Lou Jara

Courtney Kaczka

Appoquinimink School District

Presented at the Delaware Instructional Technology Conference April 19, 2007

what is clay animation

What is Clay Animation?

Building clay character(s)

Movement of character(s)

Taking pictures of each movement

Putting pictures together

why use clay animation
Why Use Clay Animation?
  • Brings learning to life
  • Engaging
  • Motivating
  • Allows for different learning styles
    • Tactile
    • Visual
    • Logical
    • Musical
the clay animation process
The Clay Animation Process
  • Storyboarding
  • Building characters
  • Taking pictures
clay animation in the classroom
Clay Animation in the Classroom
  • Instruction
    • To present new concepts
    • To review
  • Assessment
    • Concept attainment in various curricular areas
  • Public Service Announcement
hints tricks for characters
Hints & Tricks for Characters
  • Start small
  • Use Armatures
  • Make big feet
  • Top lightnot Top heavy
  • Use lighter color clay first
  • Clean hands and tools often
hints tricks for pictures
Start small

Shoot down with characters flat

Use a box top

Use a tripod

Store all pictures in one folder

Use JPEG format

Name/number pictures

Take lots of pictures for smoother action

Hints & Tricksfor Pictures
hints tricks
Hints & Tricks
  • Remember to Save
  • Add Text
  • Save a Working Copy
  • Add sound effects or music
  • Try narration
basic supplies
Basic Supplies
  • Clay that won’t dry out
  • Camera that will take digital pictures
  • Software (Videoblender/Frames)
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Microphone
  • Babywipes
additional supplies
Aluminum foil

Pipecleaners

Flexible straws

Rolling pin

Pasta machine

Styrofoam balls

Wiggle eyes

Garlic Press

Additional Supplies
resources
Resources

Tech4Learning Websitehttp://www.tech4learning.com/claykit/index.html

Aardman Animationshttp://www.aardman.com/

create storyboard
Create Storyboard
  • Idea from mind to paper
  • Sketch out on storyboard
  • Transfer ideas into clay
pictures
Pictures
  • Take pictures of each and every movement
  • Take many pictures
    • The more pictures the smoother the movement
frames software
Frames Software
  • Upload pictures to software
  • Add or delete pictures as necessary
  • Create Introduction slide
  • Create ending/credits slide
  • Save as an AVI movie format.