Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thirty Four Seconds

1 package of clay
2 days of clay sculpting/photography
2.5 hours of post production thanks to "A"
3 story boards
10 sheets of construction paper
170 photographs
and countless clay poses

...all equal the 34-second long claymation movie, made by my girls. It features Super Horse and Power Puggy putting a house fire out. It's a real nail biter. (Don't be creeped out. The guy at the end is my husband, who didn't realize that picture of himself got in the mix.)

They'd like to thank the academy and, of course, their parents.

Wanna make one too? We totally winged it, but here's a good resource on how to make a claymation movie, if you're up for the challenge.


  1. This is so cute Amy.
    Your kids are awesome!
    I will definitely do this one day when mine is old enough to accept the oscar on her own ;)

  2. I adore this - so much talent

  3. Sam was lucky enough to do some of this at school - they had a team come in and show them and the results were fab - I'm very impressed that you had a go at home - brilliant! :D

  4. Okay, you now take the prize for craftiest, most down to earth, HIPPEST mamma ever! Too cool, Amy.

  5. Totally amazing, Amy! Your girls must be very proud, it's awesome.

  6. Wow! What a fabulous project! I was totally on the edge of my seat. ;)

  7. Loving this! The kids have been wanting to make a movie. I will definitely show them this! Thanks for sharing. You kids are awesome!

  8. This is awesome!! Your kids are so creative.

  9. What a fun project, Amy! I'm very impressed and your girls are so wonderfully creative!

  10. I love their video. One of the things O and his friends love to do is make lego stop action viedo and then they stay up for hours editing it. It's so fun to watch them. They are so invested in it and you would think they truly are making an academy award winning movie. don't you just love these moments? Tell those girls I would buy a ticket to see this movie. It's just wonderful.

  11. This is so much fun Amy, and what a great project for young children. I bet you all had a blast putting this together.