SIX Attributes To Being A Great Stop-Motion Animator

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Being a stop-motion animator is the ultimate job. What could be better than being paid to play around with puppets and make incredible films? But it’s not for the faint-hearted. Beyond the obvious skills of the job, there are less apparent attributes that are essential, paramount even, to being an incredible animator. Here are six of them:

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Behind the scenes Trivago TVC

How Long Does Stop-Motion Animation Really Take To Make?

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When people think of stop-motion more often than not what springs to mind, after Wallace & Gromit of course, is the craft involved in making it. Not least the time. Oh, the time. Often described as ‘time-consuming’ or ‘painstaking’ stop-motion is by nature, not the quickest process around, but how long does it really take to make?

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Missing Link movie

Stop-Motion Movies of 2019 & Beyond – Stop-Motion Has Never Been So Popular.

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Stop-motion animation has never been more popular than it is now. Our studio hasn’t made anything for the big screen (yet!) but has seen a rise in demand for stop-motion content year on year. In the last couple of years alone, films such as Isle of Dogs, Kubo and the Two Strings and Anomalisa have received huge critical and commercial acclaim. This success coupled with audiences desire to see more from this much-loved medium has resulted in huge investment from the big studios and a host of new features in development.

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Claymation Plasticine Shelf

The Creativity of Claymation

By | Blog, Stop-motion

The nostalgia of children’s TV makes clay animation one of the fondest forms of stop-motion animation. Plasticine and clay can be morphed, moulded and crafted into any shape making it the perfect medium for creating memorable characters and telling memorable stories.

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Explained with LEGO - Stop-motion

A+C Explains it all with LEGO bricks

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How long would it take to drive to the moon? Do leprechauns create rainbows? Can cars drive themselves? These are exactly the questions LEGO’s new “Explained with LEGO Bricks” series is aiming to answer with a brand new educational show that mixes live-action and stop-motion animated comedy.  Read More

Peter Firmin interview

Bagpuss, Peter and I. By Dan Richards

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Being an 80’s kid, and before everyone had a Nintendo console, entertainment came in the shape of action figures and morning television. Each morning after my dad had left for work, I would sit with my fold-out tray balanced over my legs with a bowl of Coco-pops and watch Ivor the Engine without fail. Read More