Clay Animation Moviemakers

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This workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to make a movie! Students learn the steps used by the pros to go from character creation to construction — and sometimes destruction. Using real animator’s clay, students sculpt original characters, design sets, and work together in small groups to make a three-minute animated movie with sound character voices. Who says a movie can’t be made in a day?

A one-hour optional lecture is offered to the community and workshop participants. The lecture begins with a short tape of student animation, including footage of a workshop. There is also a demonstration of character construction, set building, and different techniques of animation. Audience members have the opportunity to participate in these steps with a short video is produced. The basic processes of clay animation are discussed and demonstrated, followed by a question-and-answer session.