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!