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To view the .wmv movies below you will need Microsoft Media Player
The Lonely Ghost
The Lonely Ghost
Merlin 4Mb .mov file
Merlin 19Kb Word Doc
Black and Orange
Birth of the Blob
Clay animation is an exciting technology that captures the imagination of students of all ages. Story telling can literally be brought to life and students will have a new zest for creating inventive stories. The tools to achieve high quality clay animation were once beyond the reach of schools but now the tools are either free or very inexpensive. Learning Technologies has developed a training program with ICT coaches who can train teachers in the use of clay animation across the curriculum.
These pages are intended to show how students and teachers in schools can use clay animation as a creative tool that incorporates a wide variety of learning areas. For example students can create and record music and sound tracks, use a variety of visual arts techniques for creating sets and backdrops and use clay figures to tell digital stories.
The process for developing animations involves the following:
The steps outlined above are explained on the Animation Links Page
You will require a stage with stage floor and backdrop. We have designed a stage set up with A4 size paper for the main dimensions. This means that the movie will be roughly a 4 by 3 aspect ratio required for movie making and a cheap source of paper for artwork creation.
Clay is available from a variety of stores.
All course notes can be printed using this pdf document.
There are several hardware and software requirements for getting animation happening in the classroom.
Click here for Audacity -freeware Audio Editing software
For Windows Operating Systems
For Macintosh Operating Systems