STOP FRAMEStop Frame is a type of animation that mainly includes an imagingdevice taking a picture of a frame (shot) of movement. It is makinga physical object seem as if it is moving on its own with outanyone moving it. This type of animation is made up of multipledifferent frames that vary in speed, genre and theme.
FRAME RATEFrame rate is the amount of singular shots, know as frames, in thatsecond. The abbreviation of this is known as Frames Per Second(FPS). The frame rate has a large impact on the overall turnout ofthe animation, especially on the fluency and smoothness of it. Thisis because the more frames you have in each second the moresmall movements there are, the less you have the more jumpy it isgoing to look, the more you have the smoother it’s going to look.As well as affecting quality, the frame rate can also influence onthe animation speed, the more or less frames you have, the fasteror slower the animation looks and/or feels.
PERSISTENCE OF VISIONWhat is it? Two examples of effectiveness:Persistence of vision is the More than 10 images perphenomenon of the eye by second: Image appears to movewhich an afterimage is thought 24 images per second: Imageto persist for approximately seems to be smoother and flowone twenty-fifth of a second on frequently.the retina. It’s a relationshipbetween the brain and the eyeto make us believe that anobject is moving by itself whenit isn’t.
EXAMPLES & THOUGHTSPINGU:The Pingu animation uses aslower rate of frames persecond, however it doesn’tresult in a lack of smoothquality. The animation isoriginal and that’s what mostpeople like about it, itssimplicity, originality and thestory line. You don’t know whatthe characters are saying asthere is no dialog, but you canstill work out what is going onand what they are saying eventhough it isnt evidently shown.
PIONEERSWilliam Horner:William George Horner was a British Mathematician that ended upbeing the inventor of the modern Zoetrope, it was officially created in1834 in England, and was renamed by him to; ‘Daedalum’ as theoriginal model was made in China around 180 AD by Ting Huan.ZOETROPE:The Zoetrope is one of several animationtoys which were invented in the 19thcentury, as people experimented withways to make moving pictures. Themodern meaning of this is called ‘TheWheel Of Life’
PIONEERS Edward Muybridge: Formally known as ‘Eadweard James Muybridge’ was anEnglish photographer and was known for his pioneering work inphotographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection.
STOP MOTION MATERIALSWhat Are They?There are multiple materials people use when making a stopanimation, however there are some which are used more frequentlythan others.Some of the most popular stop motion animations, such as Wallaceand Gromit, use the same types of materials for one reason oranother, one of the main resources is molding clay. The advantages of using clay: • Easy to mold into different shapes and positions. • More precise movements for what you want. • Can be more appealing to the audience.