Stop Motion Animation

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Stop motion animation: Stop motion animation is when you take a picture of something, move it ever so slightly (depending on how smooth you want the sequence to be) then take another picture and so on and so on. The sequence of pictures will create an illusion of a moving image. When creating a stop motion animation it can either be done traditionally or a computer can be used to generate the background sets. Examples of stop-motion animation on TV are commonly children’s shows such as Morph, Shaun the sheep, Bagpuss, The Clangers, Noddy and Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention. The advantage of stop motion animation is that you can be creative because there aren't many limitations on what you can do with an object like you do in real life. The disadvantage is that it's very time consuming and extremely laborious and you have to make sure the camera's still because one little slip up shows very clearly. Clay animation: It is similar to stop motion animation however using clay. It works by capturing each frame and then playing the recorded shots to see a live action. Clay animation films were created in the 1908’s, however it’s in 1916 that it started to become popular overseas. Each clay character is produced by using a wire and clay, the wire is called an armature. The disadvantage of clay is that it’s very fragile therefor when producing and shooting the characters and objects must not be altered by any smudges, hair or dust

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