Lip-Sync Claymation - Lesson Plan Volume 115
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.
Things You'll Need
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