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Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance by Barry C Purves

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Getting Moving

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Being an animator

Throughout history, as soon as a skill or technology developed enabling some sort of image to be drawn or captured, people at once wanted to give it life. The buffalo cave drawings, once their artists seemed satisfied with the representation, were given multiple limbs to suggest movement. Giotto managed to suggest movement by depicting the main character in various stages of the story: an early storyboard. Once photography had developed, it wasn't long before the images started to move. As soon as computer imagery appeared, it started to move. Creating life in whatever form seems an unavoidable instinct. ...

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