Monday, December 26, 2011

First try at Stop-Motion Animation

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So, how's your holidays? (: Hope it's good.

Well, lately, I've just discovered "stop-motion" animation and therefore I tried doing it. 

A stop-motion animation (also known as stop action) is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. -Wikipedia.

Normally, stop-motion animation is done with clay/plasticine figures or Lego.
Well, in my case I did using my drawing of my stickman! :p

And the end-result is this. Do watch it. (: 

Yes, mine looks more like a photo-story or a slideshow. :/
This is because I lack smaller movement details and more shots. (if that's the right word for it :P )

This clip only consists of 58 photos altogether. 

It's actually quite simple, but a little time-consuming to do.
All you need is: 

  • a camera, (preferably with a small tripod attached to it) 
  • an object you want,(e.g. clay figure, Lego, stationery & etc; up to your imagination! :p)
  • a brightly lit room
  • a simple movie-making software (e.g. Windows Moviemaker will do) 
  • and of course yourself.
You can search on "how to make motion-stop animation" or you could click here.

I might try to do a much better one in the future. :D 


Jayy... said...

Hahah. poor stickman, got erased. :P

Alex said...

hey, nice one. :P

Iriene said...

Nice try ... next time more pictures for more natural movements, keep it up :)

Anonymous said...

I like your picture. It is good.

Nuhhas said...

nice try man..keep up the good work

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Nuhhas, Thanks! :D DO take a look at my latest stop-motion video. :)

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)