Category Archives: Stop Motion Spotlight

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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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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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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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Six ways stop motion is better than CGI animation

Throughout society, technology is evolving at an ever-increasing rate, changing the way we live our lives as each new advancement is made. And #animation is no different.   Only a generation ago, the vast majority of #animation was created with traditional, #stopmotion techniques. Today, however, Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) is often favoured over #stopmotion #animation…
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Animated beginnings

Why stop motion, and how did you become so specialised in stop motion animation?  Is a question I often get asked. I remember watching Nick Park earn his first Oscar for the Creature comfort adverts. https://youtu.be/B9svHH6SCZ4 He collected his award wearing a giant green dicky bow, and a few pennies dropped. People actually get paid…
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