Wear your  as you read through this Process Section
 (Hint:  this process is like a schedule.  Use it as you plan your time)

First Day - Computer lab

  • You will have a chance to view the WebQuest (you're doing that now!)
  • You will explore the resources available in the WebQuest to view flipbooks and claymations
  • You will learn how your projects will be evaluated by going to the evaluation section of this WebQuest
  • You will start to draw your own flipbook using the paper provided for the project
  • Your flipbook needs to include the following elements:
    • Title
    • 20-40 pages
    • fluid movement

Second Day - Classroom

  • You will bring your completed flipbook to class to share with your classmates
  • We will videotape you demonstrating and telling us about your completed flipbook 
  • You will be assigned partners from your homeroom to work with for the claymation portion of this WebQuest 
  • You will work with your partner(s) to write a script that shows or illustrators a positive character trait.  You might want to use these tips as you plan:
    • Remember: The story is the most important part of your clay animation project.
    • Take Notes - Write down your thoughts on the plot, the scenes, the characters, and any extra details that come to you as you are writing.
    • KEEP IT SIMPLE! The shortest and simplest concepts are the easiest to animate. Limit yourself to one character, so you can concentrate on the DETAILS.
    • Storyboard Your Idea (optional) - Divide a sheet of paper into frames, and draw pictures of all the major actions in your story. Your storyboard can be simple or detailed, in pencil or in color.
  • You will plan the action for your claymation (you will need to plan approximately 35-60 subtle actions)
  • Your claymation needs to include the following elements:
    • Title
    • A clear character education-type message
    • One clay character per person
    • 35-60 pictures
  • You will plan and start to draw your backdrop (if time permits).  If you decide to include any "flying" action you will also need to figure out how you will build that into your production.  (see the Backdrops and Props Page)

Third Day - Classroom

  • You will create your clay figure and props (see the Creating Clay Figures Page) 
  • You will complete your backdrop
  • You will practice (dress rehersal) your script with your partner(s)

Fourth Day - Classroom 

  • You will take 35-60 photographs of your clay characters as you move them subtly to give the "illusion" of action (remember your flipbooks -- each photograph will be like a page of your flipbook).  Remember this process takes patience, cooperation, and planning!
  • If time permits, some people may be able to import their photographs into Photo Story 3

Fifth Day - Computer lab

  • You will import your photographs into PhotoStory 3
  • You will change the timing and movement of each photograph
  • You will complete your Claymation "movie"
  • You will put a copy of your Claymation in your portfolio and complete your rubrics for your flipbook and claymation
  • You will also write a reflection describing how you felt as you worked on this WebQuest