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Hey admin! I guess I’ll be the first to post on clay animation. Here’s a link to a clay-on-glass project I’ve been doing with my intro-level students for a number of years to teach the painstaking process of lip-sync.

We start with an interview and that hovers around a certain topic and a handful of self-port sketches. From there we launch into three weeks of breaking down phonemes, rough story planning/thumbnails and sculpting on glass.

We’re using Adobe Audition to record/edit the audio (though any video editing program will do) and Dragonframe to break down the lip-sync, assign phonemes and frame capture. The cameras are Canon Rebels with Nikon lenses (to avoid flicker) with a polarizing filter (to reduce glare), on an old-school copystand and a couple of $15 LED lights.