Friday, September 19, 2014

Stop Motion Animation Explained

Tim Burton The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Stop Motion Animation Explained.

This is a fun explanation of the basics of stop motion animation. Stop motion animation has been around about as long as the film industry itself. High points include King Kong, Gumby, Jason and the Argonauts, and the current "The Boxtrolls." Stop motion animation never has gone out of style, because it is just a means to tell a story - and stories will never go out of style.

Just because the story is told with puppets doesn't make it less of a story.

This is from Mashable, which is one of those outfits with perky young attractive presenters who go through the painfully obvious at excruciating length just in case you have a gap in your knowledge. And, we all have gaps in our knowledge, so the videos can be very good viewings.

Plus, this animation has some really good stop motion animation clips.

The youtube page provides the following:
Stop motion is an animation technique that's been around for over 100 years, so you're probably familiar with at least a few stop motion films. But do you know how it's done? Here are the basics.
What else would you like to know? Mashable Explains it all:
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Filmed and edited by Armand Valdes 


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