This right here is the claymation I made to present to my Mom's AVID class in order to prompt into teaching them about movie editting. It took me approximately 16 hours of hard ass work for one minute of video. Would I do it again? Absolutely, and make it 20x better now that I know what I'm doing with the clay.
Claymation is the shit!!
I had a ton of fun with this, and now that I'm not on a time constraint, I plan to use the rest of that clay one of these times for... something. Could potentially be a ticket to a youtube partnership! I mean, there are NOT many claymators on youtube, and the fact that I know how to do it could get me some epic views. Probably shouldn't get ahead of myself though, I'm going to see if this video gets any views period before I even try. I am thinking about just messing with how to make more flexible characters, because really that was my problem in this video. I think the way I made the mouths and eyes move with paint was pretty damn clever though, and besides the ending of this movie I am very satisfied with the outcome. I just wish I could of had more time to make the movie... like a week would of been perfect to fill the whole song. Still, making that thing had me completely dormant for 16 hours of art... Do I really want to do that again? I'm just surprised I had the patience.
The presentation worked well. I had a hard time explaining some of the more challenging things that I incoorperated into this video, like making the mouths move and such. Luckily, it seemed like none of the people in the class had any interest in going into THAT much detail. I think I did pretty good, and my mom helped prompt me along, as I jumped into video without really showing them how to put the video together first, and my mom shoved me out of that pretty quick. Good thing too, or I would of completely lost them.
I got to meet Taylor Morales today too, which was cool! We've talked quite a bit on youtube, and I gave her my babysitting job for when I leave for college. Chad and Carmin haven't had me babysit in a couple weeks though, I wonder if she's been taking it? Ehh, who knows. Maybe Chad and Carmin just haven't been out as much. There schedules don't allow them much sleep at all.. I don't know how they do it.
Anyway, that's really all I wanted to say today. Tomorrow I'm going to make a blog on my friends, and how all of them are good for different things. I was thinking about this today while I was sitting in class. I had told Courtney on facebook, jokingly, that the reason that I had the time to do the project was because I'm a bit of a nerd, a loner and don't have many friends. But now that I think about it, I do! Just a lot of them are nerds like me so we're all so wrapped up in our own business that it's harder to get together.