So I'm standing there in the last session at the end of the day yesterday and a teacher walks up to me and says,
"You know, I've been wondering how to do this for 5 years, and thanks to your session I can now do this with my students." <~ Humbled
He showed me the animation (not the one above) his students had created all those years ago. It was fabulous. He was so proud of it. He had it on his NetBook and has kept it all these years.
You see, 5 years ago he had a school excursion to the National Film Board in Toronto where his students were treated to the art of claymation. A hands on experience. After all, we Canadians have won international awards for our animated shorts. Well, five years ago it was very difficult to go back to your classroom and do claymation animation.
Enter Frames 4 software from Tech4Learning. This software is Ministry Licensed for each and every public school computer in our province. Yesterday, teachers attended the learning session with their NetBooks in hand. They were offered the experience of creating a stop motion animation using characters, a camera and software.
I could relate to what the gentleman said to me. I remember back in 1998 that it took me 4 months to learn how to embed music on a website. But 5 years! Boy that must be satisfying.
Claymation: "Shark Attack" - Circa 2007