Stopmotion Explosion Blog — Inspiration
Feature: The Seafarer and the Moonlight
Dastoli Digital sent me a fantastic paper cutout animation, titled: “The Seafarer and the Moonlight”. Note to self: Avoid sailing under the full moon with vikings. All of the animation elements are made from paper. The backgrounds were glued together and photographed as one piece, while animation elements were cut out and photographed individually. All the parts were brought into Adobe After Effects for colorization and animation. More photos and description of the animation process can be found on the Dastoli Digital Facebook page, and studio blog. Additionally, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel. I really like the animated waves in...
Mar 05, 2015Tags: Inspiration Video
6 Stop Motion Beginner Mistakes (and how to avoid them)
Don't be a n00b! Apply these techniques and your animated films will be better, get more likes, and amaze your audience. Animation Flicker A lot of stop motion films suffer from flicker issues. If you're experiencing this, check two things: Is the camera auto-exposure turned on? This is the number-one flicker culprit. Auto-exposure automatically brightens the camera image if the environment becomes dark, which is every time your hand moves in front of the camera. When the camera tries to compensate by making the image brighter, you see flicker in the frames when they're played back. Turning the auto exposure...
Aug 08, 2012Tags: Inspiration Video
5 Amazing Stop Motion Game Animations
Get inspired by amazing stop motion recreations of popular games! These are recreations of games you may have played yourself. Sometimes the creators make a video screen-capture of a gaming session, with a program like FRAPS, and base their animated action off this reference. Some are made with no reference, but as with any complicated project a good deal of planning ahead makes the animation go smoothly. Bricks of War - LEGO Gears of War redone in LEGO. An insanely huge LEGO collection allows Alex Kobbs, the creator of this film, to build an insanely huge (and realistic!) set. You...
Jul 31, 2012Tags: Inspiration Video