I am preparing to do my final project for my film class and since I dont have access to a video camera outside of school, I want to try a claymation. The video will be between 5 and 6min long (1800-2200 frames) about a soldier who loses his limbs and struggles to regain normalcy.
I have done previous animation (drawn) at 6fps with decent results. Can I go that low for a claymation? I understand that it will not be completely fluid. Time is limited so I dont think I can do the standard 15fps and finish the project by May 15.
What type of clay should I get? I did a quick search of my local art store and found some modeling clay that says it never dries. Any experience with this stuff?
I will be using a digital camera on a tripod and editing in FCP.
Any other pieces of advice before I commit to this?