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00:03   Intro to stop motion
00:39   Household items
01:02   Creating clay objects
01:12   Problems with air dry clays
01:35   Resin Clay
01:44   Cream Clay

01:51   Foam Clay
02:08   Sculpting Spontaneously
02:45   Setting up the tripod arm
03:29   Stop Motion Studio App
03:57   Getting started animating
04:14   Onion Skin

05:02   Movement
05:49   Finishing the animation
06:11   Editing
07:13   Exporting your movie
07:55   Final animation
08:08   Advanced animation programs
08:36   Bloopers

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Create a 1 minute stop motion animation using found objects or clay.

Core Ideas

Movement, Timing, Storytelling

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Materials provided by Clay House Art

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Smart Phone

or tablet or camera

Stop Motion Animation: Found Objects

Found objects: coins, toys, etc.

Art Supplies: Colored Construction Paper

12″ x 18″ (or more)

Julie Sharpe

Julie Sharpe
Project Assistant

“This piece is about the conclusion of my four years of high school. I’ve picked up habits that are specific to my school, such as using the right bathrooms and knowing which food is edible in the cafeteria.

I chose to convey my message with stop motion animation because I felt that it would allow me to use different materials for textures. I am heavily interested in fibers, and creating an animation allowed me to explore a new way of working. I’m so grateful for Deepti’s tutorial because it was simple and provided me with a good foundation for making this video!”

Cindy Qiao

Cindy Qiao
Project Assistant

“Animation has always been something that has absolutely terrified me. Whether that’s because of how tedious it is or how incredibly detailed it is, I’m not sure. But I have always admired it from afar, always too scared to try it out.

The Stop Motion Animation project was an amazing and fun experience because I have never even done animation. The process was incredibly enlightening and I had so much fun exploring different materials I could use like coins, buttons, and tissue paper.

I loved figuring out a story I could tell and the entire process was just completely different from all of the other art pieces I’ve done before. There are parts where I wish I had better focused the camera or taken my time to capture more frames.

However, overall, I was amazed and surprised to find that animation could be simple. I was scared it was going to take me forever to figure it out, but it didn’t. It’s a super playful medium, especially for storytelling, and I’m definitely going to do it again.”

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