At last we are ready to share some sneak previews of what will be flying in the pages of BIG Kids Magazine. Hurrah! When Zali first answered our BIG invitation with a “Tee Hee!!” of excited response, we knew we had found our junior feature writer. Her enthusiasm is contagious and we are amazed at her efforts in writing her first ‘feature’ article. With a mission to write a tutorial to make it possible for our readers to make their own claymation animation, Zali has delivered a series of step-by-steps that will have BIG kids everywhere making mini-movies of their own (and is sure to get some bigger kids fired up about film-making too!). We hope you enjoy this BIG premiere of Zali’s “Earnest and the Bird”, made in response to our launch theme of “First Flight”. Zali has made other claymations, including the gorgeous Apple Tree, and has a wonderful artist-mother, Hailey Bartholomew, of the the 365 grateful project, who took these fabulous photos for us.
|Zali flying her bird for the BIG animation “Earnest and the Bird”|
|Earnest and clay Earnest|
on Jul 12, 2011