How To Create Clay Animation For Beginners
Last updated Feb 2016
Do you want to learn to create clay animation?
Have you always wondered how clay animation works, but didn't know where to start?
Are you looking for a new fun, creative hobby to jazz up your week?
This course teaches you how to create stop frame clay animation at home, using your smartphone.
You will learn the end-to-end steps for creating stop motion animation, from writing a script, to building characters and sets, to adding audio and lip syncing sound, and filming and editing.
This course is a hands-on course, which you can follow step-by-step to create your own clay animation short film, using a class project as an example. The camera you will be using is the one you've already got - the one on your smartphone!
Why take this course?
Are you a creative looking to tell stories in a new medium?
Are you a parent looking for a course in clay animation for kids? Children under the age of 13 might need a set of adult-sized hands to help out in this course.
Or have you always loved claymation and wanted to be a clay animator yourself?
In this course, you will learn:
Including the hands-on project, you can finish this course in a few hours, or over a series of weeks, depending on how you want to create your film!
About your course instructor:
Rachel Beaney is a clay animation hobbyist who has been creating clay animation on Youtube for two years. She has researched how to create clay animation and come up with easy and accessible DIY solutions so you can create stop motion animation at home.
“Very interesting explanation how to produce the video and audio for clay animations.” - Randy H, with a 5 star review.
Who should take this course?
This course is for anyone who is passionate about learning clay animation as a hobby at home.
You don't need to have studied animation or film, but being passionate about learning, experimenting and creating is a must! Clay animation can be a slow process, so having patience pays off.
Having a basic understanding of computers will be a useful skill as we use different types of software along the way.
Don't forget that all Udemy courses have a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you're unhappy with the course for any reason, you can get your money back.
What are the course requirements?
You are welcome to watch the course just to learn about the process, or you can follow along step-by-step and create your film based on a class project.
If you're going to embark on a stop animation adventure, you will need a few supplies - but most of these you should have around the house.
Things You Need:
What are you going to get from this course?
You will learn the complete process of how to create a stop motion animation film.
This course has a resource kit for animation, which provides resources and templates for your stop motion.
You will create a complete clay animation short film when you are done with this course.
Bang! Boom! Huzzah! Learn how to find and create sounds for your animation.
The first part of learning how to make your characters talk in sync with the sound is understanding just how the mouth moves.
The exposure sheet is like the sheet music for a song - it's the guide from which you animate. In this lecture, learn how to add your sounds to the exposure sheet.
The exposure sheet also needs actions and movement. Here's how to add life to it.
Select the sound your monster will make to incorporate it into your film!
What tools and resources do you need for filming? Here are the basics.
Lights, camera, action! Combine your character, set and exposure sheet and begin filming! Here's the essentials...
Whether you're using a Mac or a PC, find out how to edit your film using free editing software.
Let's review what we've learned in this course.
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Rachel Beaney is a freelance digital media specialist, with a wide variety of experience in creating multimedia projects, social media and online content.
She has worked as an editor, a social strategist, on social media execution, community management and real-time social media integration. She is fluent in creating engaging content, with a solid technical understanding of the web.
She’s worked on social media campaigns for big names like Microsoft, Aussie Home Loans, Network Ten, MasterChef Australia and more.
Rachel is passionate about teaching in a friendly and accessible way and helping people get the most out of digital and social media for their businesses.
Rachel lives in Sydney, Australia and in her spare time, creates clay animation.