Claymation

Price
1,345 USD
Options:Complete Program (Materials + Curriculum)
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Movie Making Magic with Stop Motion Animation

What do Wallace and Gromit, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and James and the Giant Peach all have in common? They’re claymation characters who have captivated the world with the magical realities they bring to life!

Tap into the incredible practice of stop-motion film production and learn the technique from the ground up. Claymation contains everything students need to create their own, individual movies, including top-quality clay, fun-to-use software, adorable cameras and amazing curriculum that turns anyone into a filmmaker.

Through cumulative daily projects, teamwork, technological literacy and a little bit of movie making magic, you’re sure to win awards at the film festival held the last day of camp!

Grades: 4-8
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Technology, Art/STEAM

Reusability and Expansion:

  • Refill Kit Available: This product offers affordable refill kits. See the materials tab for details.
Settings & Tech Requirements

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs

Tech requirements:

HUE Animation Studio software is available for desktops or laptops running Windows 7, XP or later or macOS 10.5/Leopard through 10.14/Mojave

IMPORTANT: HUE Animation Studio is not compatible with Chromebooks, or with macOS 10.15/Catalina or later.

To run HUE Animation Studio, you will need:

  • 512GB+ RAM, 1 GB recommended
  • 350MB hard disk space
  • Compatible processor: 1.4GHz+ for PCs or an Intel processor for Macs
Curriculum Topics

Each Activity Includes:

  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Topic Background Information 
  • Assessment
  • Optional Extension Activities 

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation
  2. Interact with Clay
  3. Cartoon Physics
  4. Audio Effects
  5. Clay Characters
  6. Storyboard
  7. Film
  8. Review and Edit
  9. Smooth Motion
  10. Lighting and Camera Angle
  11. Post-Production
  12. Film Viewing Party
Professional Development

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase
Materials

Complete Program Includes:

Claymation comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Storage Containers: 2
  • Expanding File Folder: 1
  • Claytoon Clay Set: 1
  • Bars of Clay (4 oz.): 24
  • Bendy Bones: 8 sets
  • Modeling Tools: 5
  • Clay Knife: 1
  • Wiggly Eyes: 500
  • Rolls of Sculpture Wire: 2
  • Wire Cutter: 1
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Hue Animation Studios: 5 (includes HUE HD Camera, USB Cable, HUE Animation Studio Software License and The HUE Book of Animation)
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Printed & Digital Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Refill Kit Available:

  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Bars of Clay (4 oz.): 24
  • Bendy Bones: 8 sets
  • Modeling Tools: 5
  • Clay Knife: 1
  • Wiggly Eyes : 500
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Rolls of Sculpture Wire: 2
Standards & Alignment

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining and Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
    Information, Media and Technology Literacy
  • Initiative and Self-Direction

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • ISTE-S.1.d: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies
  • ISTE-S.2.c: Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
  • ISTE-S.6.b: Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • ISTE-S.7.c: Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

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PCS Edventures programs are crafted by educators, for educators. Our development team includes educators, curriculum specialists, writers and artists from all backgrounds. Together, we create programs that close learning gaps, promote equity, meet educational standards, support social-emotional learning, explore real-world careers and instill a life-long love of STEM in learners worldwide!

With decades of combined experience in classrooms, summer camps, after-school programs and so much more, your learning environment is in great hands.

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Claymation

Pricing Options:

  • Complete Program (Materials + Curriculum): 1,345.00 USD
  • Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD
  • Refill Kit: 329.00 USD

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs

Tech requirements:

HUE Animation Studio software is available for desktops or laptops running Windows 7, XP or later or macOS 10.5/Leopard through 10.14/Mojave

IMPORTANT: HUE Animation Studio is not compatible with Chromebooks, or with macOS 10.15/Catalina or later.

To run HUE Animation Studio, you will need:

  • 512GB+ RAM, 1 GB recommended
  • 350MB hard disk space
  • Compatible processor: 1.4GHz+ for PCs or an Intel processor for Macs

Each Activity Includes:

  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Topic Background Information 
  • Assessment
  • Optional Extension Activities 

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation
  2. Interact with Clay
  3. Cartoon Physics
  4. Audio Effects
  5. Clay Characters
  6. Storyboard
  7. Film
  8. Review and Edit
  9. Smooth Motion
  10. Lighting and Camera Angle
  11. Post-Production
  12. Film Viewing Party

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

Claymation comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Storage Containers: 2
  • Expanding File Folder: 1
  • Claytoon Clay Set: 1
  • Bars of Clay (4 oz.): 24
  • Bendy Bones: 8 sets
  • Modeling Tools: 5
  • Clay Knife: 1
  • Wiggly Eyes: 500
  • Rolls of Sculpture Wire: 2
  • Wire Cutter: 1
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Hue Animation Studios: 5 (includes HUE HD Camera, USB Cable, HUE Animation Studio Software License and The HUE Book of Animation)
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Printed & Digital Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Refill Kit Available:

  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Bars of Clay (4 oz.): 24
  • Bendy Bones: 8 sets
  • Modeling Tools: 5
  • Clay Knife: 1
  • Wiggly Eyes : 500
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Rolls of Sculpture Wire: 2

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining and Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
    Information, Media and Technology Literacy
  • Initiative and Self-Direction

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • ISTE-S.1.d: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies
  • ISTE-S.2.c: Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
  • ISTE-S.6.b: Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • ISTE-S.7.c: Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

PCS Edventures Development Team:

PCS Edventures programs are crafted by educators, for educators. Our development team includes educators, curriculum specialists, writers and artists from all backgrounds. Together, we create programs that close learning gaps, promote equity, meet educational standards, support social-emotional learning, explore real-world careers and instill a life-long love of STEM in learners worldwide!

With decades of combined experience in classrooms, summer camps, after-school programs and so much more, your learning environment is in great hands.

Customer Reviews

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Erin O.
Great Product!

We purchased 6 of these kits for our STEM camp. The materials and curriculum were a HUGE hit! I highly recommend... The cameras and software are super easy to implement and allow students to let their creativity flow without struggling with Technology. Just make sure your devices have USB ports and run on windows or osx... sadly, these do not seem to work on chromebooks.

We work hard to design each program to keep learners engaged and having fun, so we’re excited to hear that you guys had a great experience with Claymation! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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Nancy G.
Love the student interaction

Love the student interaction and excitement in students eyes

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Becca B.
Claymation

Claymation brings in creativity of students.

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William B.
Easy to understand

easy to understand / kids get it

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