This is a lesson for 9th-12th grade, but can be done with lower grades with modification. Claymation is a stop motion animation technique that was used in old movies like King Kong to special effects. Students can work by themselves or with teams to create a claymation animation. Students need the stop motion studio that is FREE for both android or IOS.
1. SWBAT to create an animation using stop motion.
2. SWBAT to use stop motion studio app.
3. SWBAT to identify claymation
4. SWBAT to understand timing/spacing.
1. Students will view many examples of claymation. Wallace and Gromit, Gumby. (5 min)
2. Students will storyboard their animation. (40 min)
3.Students will cut out a cup to make a stand for their phone. (10 min)
4. Students will then utilize the stop motion studio app. Learn how to use the app. Set frames per second to 12. Adjust lighting. (40 min)
5. Shoot frames. (45 min)
6. Shoot frames (45 min)
7. Upload movie file to their OneDrive or Google Drive. Then they download to their desktop.
Did the student create an animation that shows their ability to understand timing and spacing. Did they create an animation with movement. Did they understand how to use the app.