Stop Motion Animation

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Stop motion animation is a movie making technique that takes an object and manipulates it to appear as if moving on it's own. 

Here is a list of some popular movies that use stop motion animation.

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Chicken Run
  • Wallace and Gromit
  • The Corpse Bride
  • King Kong
  • The Lego Movie
  • Star Wars

For our project we had Star Lord simply move his head back and forth to the beat of the music.  It took 1,444 images for this 51 second clip!  (roughly 28 images per second) Just imagine how many images it would take if it was a full length movie!

Below is the original video that was created in order to start speeding up the process to give Star Lord the illusion of moving on his own.  We only took 36 pictures, but in the end after we increased the speed multiple times and duplicated the videos to allow for a longer clip, the total image count came out to be 1,444. I have a ton of respect for those artists who create stop motion movies... they have an amazing amount of patience!

In the Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1 second contains 24 images. At 47 minutes long, if i do my math right and multiply by 60... then by 24... and carry the one, my calculation is 67,680 images to create this epic Christmas video!