Stop Motion Animation

2685 WordsFeb 26, 201811 Pages
Stop-motion animation requires the shooting of physically manipulated still objects to appear as moving objects. Some use dolls, props or clay (also known as called Claymation) to sequentially move an object in between individually shot frames. Depending on the preference of the director, stop-motion animation may also require either traditional or computer animation to supplement the movie's other visual requirements such as the backgrounds, sets, and props. 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

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