Friday, May 20, 2011
5th Grade Claymation
This is the giant, culminating project for 5th graders. Claymation! It takes about one third of the year to complete, but the students absolutely love making it. This year, we chose to animate many of the art room rules. Feel free to use the video in your classrooms if you'd like.
My students write the scripts (can you tell?), create the characters, build the sets, and voice the characters. All students chose one job and then work with their specific group for many art classes in order to get the claymation ready to film. Once filming is ready, I have one table film each day while the other classes work on a separate project. Each table gets to film one day. Once all of the filming is done, I edit it all together in iMovie and have the students do voices for the characters. I always post the final video on YouTube so the students can watch it at home whenever they want. Note: If YouTube is blocked at your school, the video will not work.