Puppet makers and set designers at Aardman Commercials talk about the production of the Swedbank commercial Under the Oak Tree. It shows how much effort goes into an advertising spot.
A documentary about the great animator Richard Williams (The Thief and the Cobbler, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), who found great success doing animated commercials but whose greatest goal was to learn from the great animators of the past, like Ken Harris, Art Babbit, Grim Natwick and Milt Kahl, and pass their knowledge on to his… Read More »
Cardboard and glue were used to create this is animated pop video. The song is Bubblicious by pop group Rex The Dog who also did the animation. More info at rexthedog.tumblr.com
A very basic tutorial in stop motion Lego film production for absolute beginners. The camera used was an Olympus FE-210/X-775 with Sony Vegas 8.0 software.
A dancer shows how to shake your booty in this 15 second animation exercise. The puppet is flexible foam covered with nylon stockings. The head is Super Sculpey. Tie downs were used to hold the feet in place. There are threaded holes in her feet and holes in the wood that she’s standing on. A… Read More »
Stop Motion Pro is a software tool for making Plasticine/clay or puppet animation films. It requires a video camera, webcam or digital still camera and is compatible with Win XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Mac systems. This video shows some of the functions of Stop Motion Pro.
At its simplest, the Armature FX plug-in armature kit can be made within 5 minutes ready to start animating. Use the super magnets supplied to magnetise your puppet to a thin metal (5mm max) or plywood (3mm max) set top.
Time lapse photography shows the tremendous amount of work that goes into animating a Plasticine/clay animation film.
Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. It is noted for its highly detailed, outline-free, masking-based animation, as well as for its cinematic style and pacing.
Goddamn Studio did post production on Danny Boy, a stop motion film co-produced in Switzerland and Poland. It tells the story of a poet in a city populated by characters without heads. A wide range of visual effects was done by the studio on all the shots. These included erasing the studio support rods of… Read More »