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Wow! With K-4, the kids will learn another great skill which is often 
neglected these days - Patience. Traditional clay animation requires 
that the clay figures be moved in very small increments, and the camera 
be capable of filming very brief, split-second intervals (I guess he 
could use a digital still camera, take snapshots, and then string them 
together in Movie Maker).
It sounds like a fantastic project. Please let the list know how it 
goes, and whether the results may be viewed somewhere on the web.
Charlie

Joanne Finnegan wrote:
> I have a tech-savvy art teacher who wants to do clay animation videos with elementary students (he teaches K - 4 but I'm not sure who he intends to do this with).
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> What PC software have people used to for this? We don't have Macs in our elementary schools so that isn't an option.
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> Will Movie Maker do just as much as any of the "for purchase" software?
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> I'd appreciate any suggestions about software as well any experiences  teachers have had with the process.
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> Thanks.
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> Joanne
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> Joanne Finnegan
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Charlie Cavanaugh
Technology Coordinator
Johnson Elementary School
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Johnson, Vermont 05656
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