As you might have noticed, I’ve been spending a lot of time editing clips off the camcorder lately. One of the unexpected results of having the camcorder firewired to the computer has been a sudden interest in claymation amongst my younger kids. Sophie especially has taken to it with a vengeance over the past couple of days. So far the figures and sequences are simple, which means that she is really getting a chance to explore the possibilities of the technique itself without getting bogged down with too much complexity of sets, scenes, story-lines and such.

For those who are interested, she’s using Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 which we bought a year ago bundled with Photoshop Elements for just over $100. I was really interested in getting Photoshop, but the bundle was a great deal for not much more, and Premiere has turned out to contain a wealth of possibilities and tools that are serving us well.

Here is Sophie’s work of half an hour this morning. Very fun!


5 thoughts on “Claymation

  • August 25, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    That just brought the biggest smile to my face! 🙂 Thanks to you and Sophie!

  • August 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    WOW! That is great. Thanks for sharing!

  • August 26, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    What an excellent video clip…very impressive.

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