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Stop Motion Animation

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Ami Liu

on 15 May 2013

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STOP MOTION ANIMATION A BRIEF EXPLANATION WHAT IS STOP MOTION ANIMATION? Stop motion animation is the manipulation of inanimate objects to make them appear as if they move on their own on film HOW IS STOP MOTION ANIMATION CREATED? Stop motion animation is created by taking frame by frame photographs of the object moving in small increments THERE ARE THREE METHODS OF STOP MOTION ANIMATION: Direct Object Manipulation ex. the stop motion animation of toys Claymation the method of stop motion that uses clay Pixelation stop motion animation that involves using live talent and shooting them frame by frame HISTORY STOP MOTION ANIMATION established in the late 1890s
has a long history with film
first version of animation
originally began as experiment
was considered just a fad, however... viewers became captivated by stop motion animation studios began to experiment with it this created other uses for the technique THE FIRST STOP MOTION ANIMATION The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1897)
Credited to Albert E. Smith & J. Stuart Blackton
Featured circus toys moving around the frame
Sadly the footage has been lost EXAMPLE: HUMOROUS PHASES OF FUNNY FACES (1906) EVOLUTION THE BOOM: Stop motion became
engrained in pop culture and part of commercialism GUMBY RAY HARRYHAUSEN 1950s Gumby is an anthropomorphic green clay character, who was the subject of an American television show, feature-length film and various other media
He become a popular and influential example of stop motion animation
233 claymation episodes of the original series were created
Overall, Gumby became a pop culture icon One of the greatest stop motion animators in history
His popular films from the 1950s and on helped propel stop motion into mainstream film making
His technique of splitting the background and foreground of a pre-shot live action footage allowed Harryhausen to perfectly combine live action and animation Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton and Peter Jackson were all influenced by Harryhausen OVERALL... The basic principles of stop motion animation have remained the same but the tools used to create this effect have evolved drastically. King Kong (1933) One of the earliest iconic and influential stop motion shots was Kong atop the Empire State Building
It was created by the legendary special effect artist, Willis O'Brien Stop motion continued to play an influential role in film making for the rest of the century with films like... Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) THE MODERN ERA YOUTUBE YouTube gives the opportunity to millions of artists to post their stop motion videos on a public platform Modern technology has allowed armature film makers to create stop motion animation videos for relatively little cost VINE Vine is a mobile app by Twitter
It allows users to create six second videos
It is the video equivalent to a tweet
Vine encourages users to use stop motion animation STOP MOTION ANIMATION IS ALIVE & WELL
-BBC STOP MOTION IN MODERN HOLLYWOOD 2012 3 Stop Motion Animated Features The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Adams Family
Pinocchio WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT Won the 2005 Oscar for Best Animated Picture WHO WAS WILLIS O'BRIEN ? "Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane. I say Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest film ever made." -Tom Hanks iMovie... Import all needed photos into iMovie Select Clip Adjustments Change duration to 0.1 seconds and select "Apply to all stills" 1. 2. 3. Stop motion/model animator
Won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for Mighty Joe Young
Influenced Ray Harryhausen "...was responsible for some of the best-known images in cinema history" -International Animated Film Association
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