Keep these things in mind to help make the process go smoothly:
- Keep it simple – Don’t try ambitious models or backgrounds
- Small movements – A little goes a long way; use the onion-skinning option to see where the last frame was placed.
- Big features – Big eyes or ears on models are easy to move and animate, and show up well on film.
- Plan carefully – Make a storyboard before you animate.
- Assign roles – Modellers, clickers, spotters, movers; each student can be responsible for a task.
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Tricks and Techniques
Once you understand the process of creating claymation and stop motion movies, now you can try to perfect your techniques, and learn some tricks!
Below are some videos showing special techniques, effects and tricks, to make movies even more exciting