A stop frame animation is a technique to make aphysically manipulated object appear to move by it’s self.This means that we will need to move the object of choice a small amount between individual photograph and hopefully when all of the photographs are put together, it will create the illusion of movement.
In 1897 the first instance of stop frame animationwas created by Albert E Smith and J Stuart Blackton when they created The Humpty Dumpty Circuswhere a toy circus of animals and acrobats appeared to come to life.
Over the years, stop frame animation films havebecome extremely popular.Here are some examples of stop frame animation films…
Wallace and Gromit by Nick Park.
James and the Giant Peach by Henry Selick.
Chicken Run by Nick Park & Peter Lord.
The Nightmare before Christmas by Nick Selick.
Corpse Bride by Tim Burton.
Stop frame animation has become very popular with aspiring filmmakers and as aresult sites such as youtube have become full of them. Due to it’s popularity, we have decided to make our own.