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Rattlesnake Dines Out – Claymation August 29, 2010

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In this video a timber rattlesnake hunts for something to eat. He uses his tongue to “smell” the air and see if there are any mice approaching. This is the second in my “Animals Dining Out” claymation series–you can watch the first one here. I made this using a hand-held video camera and the iMovie software that came on my Mac computer.

Warning: A little clay mouse gets eaten in this video!



Raccoon Dines Out – Claymation August 26, 2010

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Note: Click the right side arrow to speed up the pictures!


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My first attempt at claymation since I was a kid! I don’t have a video camera at the moment so I had to rely on the WordPress “slideshow” option. I wish I could speed it up a bit. I forgot to give the crayfish claws, so for now you will have to use your imagination!

This is just a quick experiment. I will try to do some more later with more detail and hopefully with a real video camera!

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