In these next couple of articles, we’re going to talk about an animated filmmaking technique called stop motion. Perhaps you remember Tim Burton’s Coraline? Or the recent Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio? These are just two examples of some gorgeous stop motion films.
Stop motion is an animating technique using physical objects, moved in tiny increments between a series of photographs to create an illusion of motion. When the photographs are played back, the object seems to move on its own.