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My group’s claymation was about a gang who danced in a city. There was a gang leader and the rest of his dance crew. They danced to mostly beats on a boom box. We got our ideas about our claymation by making things up as we worked. We had only figured out certain things in advance
My group worked together well as a team. We all did a different thing to make the claymation how it is. By working in a group we were able to get things done faster and easier. We had problems inserting music and narration into our movie, but we’re able to fix it with the teacher’s laptop.
We first made the clay figures that would be in our movie. Then we made a background. After that we started filming the movie. We needed to have a minutes worth of frames. After we were done filming we started to make the music that would be in our movie. Finally we narrated the beginning of the claymation and inserted it into our movie.
I enjoyed making the clay figures the most while making our claymation. I had made about one fourth of clay figures in the movie. The figures were all made in a certain way, but were all unique in their design. What I found challenging was making the clay figures move in the movie. It was especially hard to make the figures jump or flip.
The thing that I think went well was making the music and narration. Although we had problems inserting them both creating the two was extremely easy. Also while watching the movie the music matched the dance moves perfectly and the dance moves were executed amazingly.
If I had made this claymation again I would have made the background better and the music easier to install. That is how my group and I constructed our claymation.
Technology- final exam
May 27, 2011
We’ve been working on our Clymation Factory project. Weve been divided into several groups and each had to make up a different ideas to what our project had to be about. My groups clymation project was made by me Jocelyn, Amanda, Natalie, Corey, Jordan, and Marisa. We are not done yet but we had some great things happening in our clayma. Our story is that one of the characters, the main character Corey has come into a small village called Brooksville. This village is very small and not much things are happening in the littl place, it is very quiet and deserted. Anyways Corey seems to get sick and gets two sick he gos to the hospital and discovers he has a rare disease that hasnt been seen for over a million years. He starts to infect the whole village with it. The disease is now to be called the Ozey Eye.
How we came up with our idea for our claymation was that we were foolishly passing notes to Corey and he had happened to put a winky eye, and it did not seem like a winky eye. It looked gross and bad so Amanda and I called it THE OZEY EYE! We figured out eveything in advance, not rally actually we first had a different idea that we were gonna make a food contest but the ozey eye came out to be better and more entertaining to our fellow classmates.
We got our ideas by making our first scene and then it just went up as we made the rest. It was such a funny thing to come with, but it was also very entertaining. What triggerers our claymation is our classmate Corey on how bad he makes winky faces which now to us are ozey eyes.
Our group worked okay together, there was some days where no one did anything, but maybe two or one person would be working but the rest was okay with making it all happen. We had our camerman, our clay maker, our story person and the person who was in charge of moving the people. We also had the person who took care of where we had our stuff. The benefits working as a team was making our ideas come as one to become a great movie. The problems we encountered were some people not even trying to work or help as a group. Our team would work out our problems by just forgetting it because this movie is worth a big grade.
The steps in creating our project were first brainstorming on how we should have our ozey eye turn into a movie. The next step wa to make all of the characters which was everyone in our group. It became such a drag because someone had stolen our clay people and we had to remake them several times. The other step was then make the villages road and making the cardboard into a city. The last step was to actually film it and have our idea. What I particularly enjoyed making in this project was filming it and then looking back at it and seeing how the movie goes. It’s just so funny to actually think we came up with it. What I found challenging was actually filming it. I am so not a computer person so it frustrates me to put on the camera and everything. What I think went well was making the clay people and how their so much bigger than the cars we actually used in the movie. The story went well too. What I would improve making this would be on making the city and hospital and everything bigger and more clearer. I actually had a fun time making this project hopefully next year in high school we get to do something similar to this(:
Our Claymation Project
Our claymaton is called ??? for a reason. It’s about random copyrighted characters doing random stuff in a mini series. Though most of them are copyrighted 2 or 3 of them aren’t. Examples of the non copyrighted ones are the guy in the beginning being cut in half and the sumo wrestler. Charmander and WALL*E are examples of copyrighted ones.
We came up with the idea randomly. The idea started out differently but as we did it, it kind of evolved. I also have to give the credit of the series of mini movies idea to Anush P. who started the actual 1st mini movie just by fooling around.
At first we were working together pretty well but after all our data got deleted (2 minutes of mini movies), the dead line started getting pretty menacing. We also started arguing about who should make which movie and how many movies each of us would have. We were also starting to kill each others clay figures which ended up taking more time than we had.
The steps were modeling clay then making a mini movie in iStopmotion then modeling clay and so on, then we did iMovie to make the title and credits, then we did GarageBand to make the sound track. I enjoyed modeling the clay. I found deciding which characters to use the most challenging. I think the crushing of the people in WALL*E Goes Mad and the eating in The Final Battle went well. I would also like to add that this is not the first claymation i’ve ever made. I’ve actually made about 4 so i’m not new to making a claymation. Please watch our movie. Again it’s called ???. I know you’ll enjoy it.
This is my essay on our claymation project. This essay talks about my claymation project, and what we did to build it.
Our Claymation is a series of little short miniclips. I came up with the idea of our claymation as I was playing with the movie system. While I was playing with the movie system, I decided to make a short minicilp. Then I realized that we could make a series of short miniclips for our movie, since we didn’t have a plan for our movie yet. I decided to go and make a couple of miniclips and put it for our movie.
We had seven movies made, three of the movies I made, the other four Jacob made. The first movie I made, while I was playing with the movie system. It was a guy being cut in half with a lightsaber. Then Jacob went and made a movie with Wall-E crushing people into a cube, a “King of the Tripods Video”, where a clay figure was on a tripod, and was crushed. He also made a claymation involving Pokémon. I then made two movies involving a Sumo Wrestler, “Sumo Wrestler One&Two”. Then he made a Grand Finale movie.
Our group worked okay as a team, the benefits of working as a group is that we can get work done faster. The problems we encountered was that sometimes we didn’t agree on certain things, and we both want to take control of the project.
When we were making the movie, the first thing we did was make clay characters. Then we moved them and took photos after we moved them a little, to give the illusion that they are moving on their own. Then, when we were done filming, we went to iMovie and added a title and credits. Then we went and added music and sound, and we were done with our movie. The parts I enjoyed most in this project was making clay characters. The reason is that I like playing with clay!
I really didn’t find anything in this project challenging; I think the entire movie went well, and I really wouldn’t want to improve upon anything if I did this again.
In conclusion, this essay talks about our claymation project, and what we did to build it.
May 27, 2011
Technology Final Exam
In the days we used to make the claymation, I had much fun with all the various tools, ideas, and programs used. My group’s Claymation was a “Fight-to-the-death” epic which consisted of various characters and tools. It didn’t have much of a plot, mostly random fights which ended in the death of one of the contenders. The idea for my claymation turned out by a series of unfortunate events; most of our characters which were so carefully designed, were either lost of destroyed; our entire first idea was scrapped as all of our characters were supposedly lost. After we made some new characters and found the others, we decided to make a whole new perspective of all of them being killed and mutilated in some way or another. We had not yet decided each individual death, only that they will all die in the end. We worked up some crazy ways for a plot as we filmed, not really knowing the direction we’re heading in.
Our ideas were all based upon the topic discussed in the last paragraph: that each has to be an epic death. We had various sources for our ideas, the famous video game series God of War being one; the main character has creative ways of killing, very often using the enemy’s own weapons against them. We also used ideas from Assassin’s Creed and popular television show Family guy, for fights with comedy. The rest of our ideas came from our own imagination, triggered by our own knowledge or thoughts. Each idea was made to elaborate all of our ideas together and make one amazing death sequence for our claymation.
Our team I would say, worked very well together and complimented each other’s skills very nicely. We made up for each other’s weaknesses and helped each other get their thoughts straight for the benefit of the entire team. Our claymation results only reflected in the matter. But I think that our group had way too many people, and that many of them did not contribute at all. This caused more fights among us and it would have been better if as many people hadn’t been in our group at all. The benefits of working as a team were huge; more people’s ideas together made the result much better. More than one person also helped with the filming, and so many people let us work at numerous places at one time; some people filming, with some people making figures, and some people working on music, all making everything quicker. Some negative aspects, on the other hand, is that so many people in one group makes organization less, since everybody wants to do everything their own way, which leads to disagreements, and finally, fights. So working in a team has it’s ups and downs, but enjoyed it a lot.
To create our project, we first had to come up with an idea. We finally decided on a battle-type- scenario. We created various people, including a ninja, a spartan, etc. until we were ready. Unfortunately, later on we could not find the clay figures, so we had to redo the entire thing again. We then decided on a boxing-scenario, so we made clay boxing figures, now with more props and figures altogether. We were ready to start filming until we found the battle figures again. We once again scrapped our idea to make a death-scenario claymation. We put our figures together, and we started filming while some others made the music on Garage Band. We are going to, hopefully,put together the music and filming to make the final project.
I particularly enjoyed creating the filming itself, as it is were all of our ideas are shown. I enjoy seeing how it came together on film, and I enjoyed the challenge of the special effects and how to make the characters move and interact with others. I thought that it was more interesting then making the characters or making the music or putting it together as a whole. The most challenging thing I had to do is that I had to organize everything, with the help of others and to break up fights and to not fight myself. I also had to make others who don’t want to work to work as many didn’t want to contribute, only to converse. To put them up to a job proved to be very challenging, and I wish I didn’t have to do that so often. A select few did want to work and helped to make this claymation what it is now.
I think that the thing that went well is the motion of the characters in the claymation itself. I loved how we made the actions so realistic and how they interacted with others in the movie. They showed movements that I would see in characters like them if they where in the real world. I think that this was the most interesting thing, which we really hit right on the mark when we were filming the project. There are many things I would do if I were to redo this project again, for one, I would get less people on the team. I would also get more time for the project itself. I would have equipment with many less glitches, etc. That is my report on My Claymation, ACTION-PACKED.
4th 9 weeks exam
The claymation that our group did is a dance club called space 101. Space 101 is a dance club that has great music and dancers dancing like there is no tomorrow. The dancers are doing crazy stunts like jumping over people. The way we came up with the idea was that someone said that since everyone likes dance clubs that we should do a claymation of one. We started getting a picture of what it would look like. Then after we got the idea we got our clay and started making the dancers, the dance floor, the dance club, the DJ, and the disco ball. While we started working we started to think of songs that would be good for a dance club. Then we went on itunes and started to look at songs.
Also while we were working we started to get ideas of what the dancers would do, like what kind of dance moves and what part would each dancer get to do. The way our group worked as a team was good. There were some disagreements like what kind of music we would have. Someone wanted pop and another wanted rap or rock. So we went on itunes and went through the songs that were the best out of pop, rap, and rock. We took the ones that we liked the best and sounded right for a dance club.
The steps in creating this claymation were that we had to get a cameraman and a clicker to click and a person to help in a clay dancer fell down to pick it up and place it in the correct place. Now sometimes we would have a hand or finger in the picture so we had to erase that part and redo that scene. What I enjoyed the most while doing this project was making the dancers dance. Making the dancers dance was so cool, and when we clicked the play button we could see them dance. It looked like they were people and a dance club dancing it was soooo cool.
What I found challenging was where we put the disco ball and what we would do with the DJ. Now what we did with the disco ball was that we put a fishing line on top of it and a paper clip on the fishing line and hung the disco ball on top of the box were the dance club was. What we did with the DJ was that we had him DJ at the beginning of the video and dance a little. Then at the end we had him come out and say the end. What I think went well was when we had the dancers dancing. The dancing was cool because we had some dancers lift another dancer in the air.
The dancers were also did stuff like when one dancer did a headstand and another stood on top on his feet while the other dancers surrounded them and did snow angles and spun around. There were also a lot of flips and flying. At the end the dancers would do the tanga around the dance floor and then they would say good by or say hi to other people.
What I would improve if I could do this again would be that one dancer would be in the middle and another dancer would run up and grab the other dancers hand and the dancer then would spin the dancer around.