Lip-Sync Claymation - Lesson Plan Volume 115

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Students will create a short Claymation using an original character (preferably non-human). The character will exhibit lip-sync by either reciting a riddle or joke (e.g., Why did the chicken cross the road?), sing a short verse of asong, or recite a line or two from a movie. The character should in some way reflect the content of the spoken/sung words. Show classes examples of clay characters moving and speaking or singing created by former students.

  • Students will know…
  • Claymation is one form of stop-motion animation.
  • Claymation uses nonhardening clay or plasticine to create movable characters.
  • Lip-sync or mouth expressions matched to dialogue adds more realism to animation.
  • Lip-sync and eye movements as well as head, arm, and leg movements add to a natural look of the characters.

Students will be able to…

  • Use the Production Process to guide them through the creation of a Claymation movie.
  • Make concept art of a character, non-human, make a storyboard showing camera angles and action, and mark up a script with lip-sync symbols.
  • Create scenery for a background and a clay character using a variety of color plasticine, nonhardening clay.
  • Use a camera, phone, or tablet to photograph the character's actions.
  • Work with an app for stop-motion or video editing to complete their movie.
  • Record narration and import it into the movie.
  • Match motion with sound.

Item Weight: 0
Age: 10 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Grade: 5 - 12
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Lesson Plan: Art
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