Heather wanted to explain dyslexia for kids like her.
Unfortunate the Audio has been removed from this clip on YouTube!
Heather created this piece to help explain dyslexia for kids. She wanted to recognise that having the visual thought process is an amazing positive ability, not a negative one. She also wanted to show a few of the famous people that have dyslexia.
By acknowledging her different learning style, Heather was able to complete her HSC! Previously, due to her struggle to retain information and overwhelming anxiety, she had little hope of completing it.
Heather created and produced this clay stop-animation. It was for her major HSC artwork ‘Dyslexia for Kids’. Her HSC mark for Art was 87/100 (high band 5)! She is hoping to take this talent further into tertiary study.
Producing a clay stop-animation using is extremely laborious. Normal film runs at 24 frames per second. With the standard practice of “doubles” or “twos”. (Double-framing… exposing two frames for each shot). 12 changes are usually made for one second of film movement. Shooting a 30-minute movie would therefore require 21,600 stops to change the figures.
The object must not be altered by accident, slight smudges, dirt, hair, or dust. Feature-length productions have generally switched from clay to rubber silicone and resin cast components. Nevertheless, clay remains a viable animation material where a particular aesthetic is desired.
Dyslexia. Just another learning disability?
It is an clay stop-animation interviewing three famous dyslexics: Whoopi Goldberg. Albert Einstein. Pablo Picasso.
I am proud to have worked with Heather! Good luck for all your future endeavors! – Marianne