Apr 13, 2010

Have You Seen Plasticine?

How does he do it?





"My process was:

1. I got plasticine and a book.

2. I got the ideas.

3 a.) I positioned the clay.

b.) I took a picture.

4. I repeated step 3 over and over."

Here's another fantastic animation:

Josh recommends visiting http://video.klutz.com/animation/.

Plasticine is a non-drying clay, often used in clay animation. Animator Nick Park used characters modeled in Plasticine in his Oscar-winning short films about Wallace & Gromit.

"We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable."
- Nick Park


  1. Mrs. Marte's class4/13/2010

    It's very good! Cameron

    It's very intriguing! Mat

    It was VERY VERY Inspiring! Brian

    WOW! That was AMAZING! Mrs. Marte

  2. Anonymous4/13/2010

    Fantastic! How long did this take you, Josh? We hope you make more.

    - Class 2A

  3. Anonymous4/14/2010

    That was a great short film, Josh! - Class 1P

  4. Hi 2A! About the question. The answer is ... It's around medium high or around there. No breaks!!!!

  5. Anonymous4/15/2010

    I have an idea for one of your videos. I think that you should make the Blob and his family vampires and the sunglass case can be their coffens. Please wright back.
    Faith 3-W

  6. Anonymous4/15/2010

    HI josh

    i loved your vidios and thety where amazing how did you do that? and also how dod you get your vidios on pawprints? hope you make another great one

  7. Anonymous4/15/2010

    Josh i like your videos. the blob you made is so cool. i also like how you made the blob get his body parts one at a time. it was so cool.

  8. Anonymous4/15/2010

    Hey Josh,

    I think that you should make a longer film about the red blob and his family going on a adventure.

  9. carmelina4/15/2010

    great job josh you should rap the blob up in toylet paper and make him a mummy

    Carmelina 3W please write back

  10. Anonymous4/15/2010

    hey josh its me gabrielle you showed us your vidio in mrs wichmans class what you made was good and mabey you should make a longer flim and i garentie that you should make one about the red guy getting married and in the married they kiss and then babby are born plese get back to me

  11. Anonymous4/15/2010

    Josh I think your video was awesome beacuse it was funny and cool! Thanks for showing it to us in class. I also agree with Mrs. Wichman about making a video of the red blob dancing with music from the black eyed peas!!!
    Michael Canno class 3-W

  12. Hey Josh,
    I loved your video! I think it was really awesome!
    You did a good job on making it! I hope you make more longer ones

    Ava from Mrs.Wichmans class

  13. Anonymous4/16/2010

    hey josh its Drew i asked a question yesterday i was the guy in the orange shirt and shorts also by the way great job. I want to et the book how do i get it because i might want to help U

    please write back drew g from 3W

  14. Dear Faith,
    I love the vampire idea!

    Dear Drew G,
    To get the book, follow the link on this
    page and find your way from there.

    Dear Carmelina,
    Good idea!

    Dear Gabrielle,
    The Red Blob already did that!
    I guess Great minds think alike!

  15. Anonymous4/17/2010

    i also thought it would be funny too if you did the red blob getting married but you said you alredy did that. like you said great minds think alike. hahahaha.

    Michael from 3-W

  16. Oh, it's great to see all of these comments -- we learn so much from one another as artists, and always get better through feedback (and practice!). I will be publishing a new post shortly, but you may continue these conversations about plasticine by clicking the link to this page under the "BLOG ARCHIVE" sidebar.

    Also, let me know if YOU would like to "Host a Post" and share with the school community something you've learned or created.

  17. Anonymous4/18/2010

    Josh that is very creative

    LILLY 5E

  18. Anonymous4/20/2010

    Cool, that's amazing how you can do that. How did you get the idea to take a blob and do something amazing with it?