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What is Stop Motion Animation?

Stop motion animation is an animation that is captured one frame at a time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. When you run the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement. If you understand how 2D drawn animation works, stop motion animation is similar to that except using physical objects instead of drawings.

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You can see stop motion animation all the time in the video, tv shows, advertisement. It is common to think for people of stop motion as just one specific style such as clay animation, but in fact, stop motion animation techniques can be used to create a wide range of film styles.

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What does a Stop motion Animator do?

Stop motion animator are a unique bunch. A Stop Motion Animator creates a series of images that describes an object in different positions. They use puppets, models, or clay to create animated films, television advertisements, branded entertainment, and more. Stop motion animation is also called stop frame, puppet animation, model animation, and clay animation.

By running these pictures together, you create a sense that the object moves from one position to the next on its own. It allows you to make inanimate objects, such as fruit or pennies, appear animate without digital manipulation. This strain of animation has a unique, rough sense of motion that does not look like real life.

As a stop motion animator, you use animation technique to create television shows and films. The stop-motion animation popularity has gone down with the advent of computer technology, which made more realistic-looking animation generally available. However, there is still in demand for this art because of stop-motion movement is appealing in its uniqueness, and it offers texture of real-life in a way computer animation has not yet achieved.

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Stop motion itself is not very expensive to perform and relatively simple to do. The difficulty like most things comes from making it well. You must understand the lighting and angles of shot to dramatize the scenes, form a compelling storyline, and use the stop motion choppiness as a technique to more strongly creating the story you want to tell. So as a Stop motion animator require to combine the art of photography with a narrative technique.

Job of Stop Motion Animator

Stop motion animator combine the art of narrative skill, photography and can able to handle lighting and calculate the angle to creates pictures of characters, object or background scenes that show them in various type of positions. When the pictures move together, it looks that object is moving. It will create the unique forms of animation, which is neither cartoon nor related to computer-generated animations.

Stop motion animator work for film studios, advertising agencies, animation studios, game design and development companies.