We now have our new Stop Motion Animation station set up and ready to go.
Come on in, try it out and unleash your creativity. Be the director on your very own LEGO movie. Bring your ideas to life and learn how to develop a film script, and plan and animate it. Whether you’re keen to upload the next YouTube sensation, or creating an old school, Harryhausen-esque masterpiece, all ages are welcome to have a go.
What is Stop Motion Animation anyway?
Stop Motion Animation is a technique used in animation to bring static objects to life on screen. This is done by moving the object in increments while filming a frame per increment. When all the frames are played in sequence it shows movement. Clay figures, LEGO and miniatures are often used in stop motion animation as they can be handled and repositioned easily.
Stop motion animation can be thought of as just a series of still photographs. Objects or puppets are moved and filmed frame by frame to simulate movement. Films like the original King Kong and Star Wars made heavy use of stop motion animation using miniatures and puppets. This was the only way to bring objects that cannot move by themselves to life on screen.
The advent of computer generated imagery has removed stop motion animation from the mainstream but its unique effect and the realistic textures it brings (since actual materials are used in filming) means it will not die out anytime soon. It is still widely used in artistic films, shorts, and commercials.
Notable feature-length films all done in stop motion animation and released in the “CGI boom era” are:
What most appeals to us about stop motion, however, is that you don’t need a Hollywood budget or expensive equipment to do it. You can make your own stop motion movie using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Why do people want to create a Stop Motion Animation?
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