A Little Claymation Moviemaking in the Morning

My 8 year old and I made a short claymation video (13 seconds!) this morning, using some new software (Smoovie) on our Mac. I’m moving away from my old freeware on our aging PC laptop that works but can get tricky (you shoot in one software and then need to shift to another, and it can be choppy at times). Although it cost me a bit ($30), Smoovie was simple to learn and easy to use and quickly uploaded to YouTube (and it seems like there is an iPad version). Already, my son is curious about number of views he is going to get.


Peace (in the frame),


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  1. What a great idea for movie making for younger kids! I am a kindergarten teacher, and I have been brainstorming ways for students to engage in story telling outside of the conventional writer’s workshop. I think claymation could be great for my class, because it engages tactiles learners! Thank you for sharing the Smoovie tip as well!

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