Following our previous blog post, we wanted to talk about the more practical elements that go into creating a stop-motion animation for the coming months.
Animation festivals are and always have been a key part of the industry for professionals and fans alike. Getting your work seen is why we make films as animators and seeing new animation, networking and hearing from animators is super interesting. The perfect place to do any of this is at an animation festival.
Arguably the most important element to any stop-motion puppet is its armature. This is essentially the skeleton. It holds the puppet’s shape and allows it to stay in solid and stable positions when animating. But what are they made of? What different types of armature are there? And how have they been used throughout stop-frame history? This blog will hopefully answer these questions and give you an insight into just what animation armatures can do!
The world of animated music videos is one that allows for experimentation and short storytelling. It’s an opportunity to be creative over a few minutes, using animation to give meaning to the lyrics and rhythm of the music. Stop-motion animation techniques have been applied in so many amazing ways in music videos that we felt that we just had to talk about some of our favourites! Here are our top 10 stop-motion animation music videos for you to enjoy.
We had the privilege of shooting all 46 sponsored idents for TK Maxx and Homesense, which have been featured during the advert breaks on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch for over a year. Each set of idents (ranging between 5-15 seconds each) took 2 weeks to produce. It was quite a feat, as the project took up all of our studio space at once, but as you know, we love a challenge here at A+C Studios!
If it’s not obvious by now, at our animation studio we’re mad about stop-motion. It is what our studio is built upon and is our passion. While everyone is in lockdown we thought it was a great chance to share our favourite stop-frame short films made by animation directors we admire. We’ve put together 10 short films that we feel use the technique of stop-motion animation to tell stories in the perfect way.
So, you’ve been stuck at home during lockdown for nearly a month and you thought now’s the time to become a stop-motion animator, right? We don’t blame you! It is in our opinion one of the most rewarding activities you can do. It might be your first time, you may be a student or you might want to have a go with the kids. Stop-motion is for everyone!
There are so many streaming services nowadays that it’s hard to know where to look for great stop-motion animation! At our animation studio, we’re massive fans of stop-frame (as you might have guessed), so we thought we’d share our favourites on Amazon Prime. Sit down, relax and we’re sure you’ll find something on this list that you’ll enjoy.
It is so important now more than ever to keep yourself entertained and stimulated during lock-down. We think that stop-frame animation is a skill that anyone can pick up and enjoy. But where to start? If you’ve never tried animation before, knowing where to start can be quite daunting. However, there are so many different options for people now if they want to give stop-motion a try during lock-down. There are lots of different techniques – from claymation to papercraft, to experiment with. We’ve put together a list of software that you can use to make your own animations, whether you want to try it for fun, or are considering a career in stop-motion animation. Read More