Stop motion

A Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and Chicken Run are just a few examples of stop motion films, movies that usually utilize miniature sets and figures to create an animated film.

nightmare-before-christmas

This is done by manipulating a figure or object so it appears to move on it’s own. The process is quite time consuming, as it takes a multitude of shots for a single scene. In the case of A Nightmare Before Christmas a single scene would take a week to shoot, and over the course of the entire film, 109,440 frames were used.

coraline

Some films also used stop motion simply as a special effect as opposed to the style of filming. An early example of this is the 1902 short Fun in a Bakery Shop. In the short, a baker uses dough (or at least what appears to be dough) to make a small variety of faces.

fun-in-a-bakery-shop

 

If you’d like to learn more about this topic, click on the links below.

http://the-artifice.com/art-of-stop-motion/

https://www.lomography.com/magazine/124654-stop-motion-animation-the-nightmare-before-christmas

 

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