Stop Motion in Movies | The Writers’ Room Podcast | Episode 324

The Writers Room 324 Stop Motion in Movies


Stop Motion in Movies | The Writers’ Room Podcast | Episode 324


The Writers’ Room celebrates the mastery of Stop Motion in this week’s episode!

The corner of entertainment behind the scenes designated, ‘Stop Motion,’ is an animation style involving human artists physically moving objects so as to appear that the objects move on their own. The object is moved in tiny steps consisting of highly photographed frames, thus offering the illusion of movement when the series is played as a continuous sequence.

Dolls equipped with movable joints or clay figures have been used in stop motion as an innovation on repositioning. Stop motion animation using plasticine is called clay animation or “clay-mation”. Think Rudolph or Walking AT AT’s in Empire.

From King Kong and Ray Harryhausen, Disney, Lucasfilm, and on.

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Stop motion (hyphenated stop-motion when used as an adjective) is an animation technique that physically manipulates an object so that it appears 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 fast sequence. Dolls with movable joints or clay figures are often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning. Stop motion animation using plasticine is called clay animation or “clay-mation”. Not all stop motion requires figures or models; many stop motion films can involve using humans, household appliances and other things for comedic effect. Stop motion using objects is sometimes referred to as object animation.


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