Monday, June 16, 2014

Stop-Motion Animation Inspiration

Y'all know I'm all about some good ole stop-motion animation, right?

Nancy Walkup, editor of SchoolArts Magazine, linked to this incredible stop-motion animation today. All too often, when I'm teaching stop-motion animation, the truly excellent stop-motion-animation-as-art examples are either too inappropriate or too highbrow/aesthetically-irrelevant for my students.

This one hits the sweet spot of being incredibly well-done, having multiple viewpoints, being aesthetically relevant, epic, funny, and appropriate. Pin it/store it away for your next stop-motion animation unit!

P.S. Here's a link to an interview with the animators of this film. It is pretty interesting and compelling; plus, they talk about their process of filming, creation of characters, and lighting too!
Fight! from Marc James Roels on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Any kind of animations are magic and I think the most easy to create with kids is the stop motion. For one video that I made, I wanted to create an animation as an intro and I used the stop motion technique that took me two days and more than 200 pictures for 10 seconds of animation. It was a spider running around a pumpkin :-)