Creating a stop frame animation

Stop frame (or stop motion) animation is the process of taking a series of still images of items, while making very small movements (typically of an easily moveable object such as a doll or plasticine model) in each frame. When the frames are assembled into a video, the small movements combine to produce an animation.

Creating a stop frame animation

Multiple images can be combined into an animation

Traditionally, such animations were made by taking hundreds or even thousands of individual photos on a film camera (such as a Cine Super 8 movie camera) and then sending the film off to be developed and playing back the results some weeks later. Despite ...

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