Our first animation short-film

Casvi International American School > Feb 2020 > Our first animation short-film

The second graders inquired into how stop-motion shorts are made. Specifically, they used the claymation technique:  an animation done using a character, or characters, created out of clay.

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The claymation process involves sculpting characters (art), designing sets (industrial arts, drafting), writing (language arts), and computer work (technology).

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They worked in a group, collaboratively and, while one person took the pictures…

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the other team members moved and positioned the character to show movement.

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When the action was completed, they import the images into frames and… the short film premiere arrived!

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Combining 3D modeling with digital media techniques allows our students to develop their creative thinking skills, fine motor skills, collaboration and expand their understanding of our visual culture and other school subjects, like maths, science, and English.