Monday, August 25, 2008


As you might have noticed, I've been spending a lot of time editing clips off the camcorder lately. One of the unexpected results of having the camcorder firewired to the computer has been a sudden interest in claymation amongst my younger kids. Sophie especially has taken to it with a vengeance over the past couple of days. So far the figures and sequences are simple, which means that she is really getting a chance to explore the possibilities of the technique itself without getting bogged down with too much complexity of sets, scenes, story-lines and such.

For those who are interested, she's using Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 which we bought a year ago bundled with Photoshop Elements for just over $100. I was really interested in getting Photoshop, but the bundle was a great deal for not much more, and Premiere has turned out to contain a wealth of possibilities and tools that are serving us well.

Here is Sophie's work of half an hour this morning. Very fun!


  1. That just brought the biggest smile to my face! :-) Thanks to you and Sophie!

  2. WOW! That is great. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What an excellent video clip...very impressive.


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