Monday, October 31, 2011

Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation is a way to make an object appear it is moving on its own. In order to do this you must take an object and move it in small increments between different photographed frames. This will give the illusion that the object is moving by itself when you play the frames in a continuous sequence. People often use clay figures to do this because it is easy to reposition them.

Stop motion animation has been in many movies. The first time the stop motion technique was used was by Albert E. Smith and J. Stuart Blackton for The Humpty Dumpty Circus in 1897. This movie had toys at the circus come to life. I couldn't find a video of the Humpty Dumpty circus but here is another video made by the same people.

Here is another example of stop motion animation that is used in a music video. This is a more recent piece.

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