Cadbury fingers advert.
A post on the FLIP blog poses the question “Is it animation or is it puppetry and what is the difference?”. They are talking about the Cadbury fingers “Good Times” advert which uses puppets filmed in real time rather than with stop-motion filming.
Having mentioned the Stop Motion Pro software in my previous post about plasticine animation I decided to test drive the free version that is available as a download from the Stop Motion Pro website. The latest Wallace and Gromit half hour special from Aardman, “A Matter of Loaf and Death” was filmed using Stop Motion Pro HD Studio.
The basics of classic film animation remain the same whether you are creating a flick book or computer animation. Much can be learned by studying cartoon films frame by frame. Things to look out for are: