Claymation is stop-motion animation using coloured clay. Students create shapes and characters which are photographed with a digital camera. The shapes are moved and changed to create the animation frames. These frames are individually photographed and then put together on the computer to create scenes and tell a story. A lot of planning goes into the animations and the students enjoy making them.
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Looks Like Lunch
Looks Like Lunch is a whole class Junior Section production. The integrated learning theme for the term has been ‘Under the Sea’. Students read the book ‘Looks Like Lunch’ and completed various integrated activities. They spent the term creating this claymation movie based on the book. Students created a script, made decisions on the flow of the story, created dioramas for the background, created plasticine puppets and narrated the story.
Bees and the Honey
Middle Section produced claymation movies based on the integrated learning theme of ‘My Back Yard.’ Students learned about the outdoor environment that might exist in their own backyard. They learned about plant life and mini beasts. They then created individual claymation movies based on their own ideas of the life that exists in their backyard.