Stop motion or stop frame animation is a technique which involves physically manipulating objects to make the object appear to move on its own. The object should be moved in small movements between individually photographed frames to create the look of movement when it is played back. clay figures or small toys such as lego are often used in stop motion as they are very easy to move into positions. When stop motion animation uses plasticine it is called clay-mation or clay animation. Stop motion doesn’t necessarily need clay, plasticine or toys as stop motion films can involve using humans or things around the house.
I am going to be creating a hand drawn stop animation and then maybe I will digitalise it, although I do like the look of the old fashioned hand drawn animations. I will be looking at some already existing stop motion animations to give myself some inspiration.