Claymation videography is a great way to fully integrate visual art, technology, and content in a seamlessly, authentic, and motivating way! The students must manipulate data between various programs to film, edit, add voice-overs, add sound clips and music, add still images, and create a final DVD. We must learn about the art behind film and photography to make our movies more visually appealing and interesting for our audience. The students experience multimedium art design through building 3D sets, using photography for green-screen sets, and crafting characters out of clay that will be able to move in a semi-realistic manner. Weaved into these art and technology objectives are content, reading, research and writing skills. All of our claymation movies are based on the Science or Social Studies SOLs at each grade level.
We have won awards and special honors for our 4th grade movies.
Jamestown - 2nd Place in the "Shortie International Student Film Festival"
Roanoke - 1st Place in the "Shortie International Student Film Festival"
Jamestown - Was played as a silent movie behind the "Alexandria Band" at their annual family concert.