Recent Posts by Kim Emson

Random Acts North Film – the making of ‘Euphorbia’

STC was partnered with Artist Jessica Wheeler to animate an abstract short film of Jess' vision and concept. Using the multiplane and filming rostrum style, Jess created individual cut out collage assets for Kim to bring Jess' vision to life. In Jess' words My only attempt at stop motion animation was a short that followed a…
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8 Reasons why Harryhausen’s great!

I recently watched a documentary, Ray Harryhausen: “Special Effects Titan” it was the best film on TV over the festive period. I enjoyed learning a few things about the father of stop motion and I was rather pleased to learn where our careers have had parallels. Please enjoy my trivia not only inspired by Ray…
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My 7 best Aardman animation moments

With the release of Early Man, here are my fave Aardman moments in recognition of our excitement to see the film. If you are a stop motion fan, show your support by getting to the cinemas in the opening weekend. I wish I could say I am going opening weekend, but I'm going next weekend!…
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Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Which Roald Dahl book would you like to see adapted for tv or film? On Roald Dahl day, I would love to countdown which books I would most like to see animated! Today is my Birthday and I have the best birthday twin in Roald Dahl. So incase you didn’t know the day isn’t named…
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Animated Team Away Days

Whatever your ideas about team away days, we have the potential for something different that may break your preconceptions. STC is teaming up with Creative engagement. To combine a strategic planning day with the experience of making your own stop motion animation. Well that's what we have the potential to do, if you guys out…
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5 Minutes with Salt Design

Sam Holguin is the owner of Salt Design a web development agency helping e-commerce businesses. STC work closely with them in a strategic partnership.   [caption id="attachment_716" align="alignleft" width="150"] 5 minutes with Sam from Salt[/caption] What do you do? Run Salt Web Design, a web development agency based in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. What…
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Five ways to improve your Instagram motion

When you’re working on an #Instagram project, you might decide to use #photographic #images edited into a film, rather than straightforward #video, in order to add a certain element of punch to the finished piece.   But what you might not realise is that, when you create handmade video content in this way, you’re pretty…
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7 ways stop motion is better than live action

There can be little doubt that, today, #video #content plays an essential role in #marketing campaigns across all industries. However, when it comes to deciding which type of video content to use, it can be difficult to know how best to convey your message and engage with your audience.   Call us biased but, here…
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7 reasons shorter content is best

Wherever you look on the Internet these days, the chances are you’ll come across a GIF or two. From blogs and websites, through to social media platforms, GIFs are everywhere, and they’re more popular than ever.   But what exactly is a #GIF? Well, in case you didn’t know, #GIF is actually an acronym for…
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6 ways Taskmaster got it so right

If you haven’t already tuned in, I’d highly recommend catching up on #Taskmaster. This hilarious game show with a difference sees the Taskmaster, Greg Davies, sets a group of comedians a series of tasks that require them to embrace their creative competitiveness. It really is hilarious! The show is set to return to our screens…
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