Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stop-Motion Character Animation

"Love at First Bite"

Working in a group animation project is a bit of a challenge, but also made it a bit easier to animate, time wise.  I teamed up with Chris and Hunter on this stop motion project and we had fun putting our character animation together, despite having to do 5-6 passes.  Working with the props was a bit difficult since the cracker would shift around a bit and would make the animation a bit funky. It took roughly 30 mins to come up with a story idea and how we wanted to execute the animation. For the next 7 1/2 hours we shot the animation then  edited the shots together plus add sound effects and music. There wasn't just one person working on a single piece in the project.  All three of us rotated around to help pose the characters as well as help with the cracker and soap parts. Most of the time we were playing musical chairs since in some shots it required us to switch seats to be able to get a better idea of how to pose the characters and set the scene.

Chris and Hunter trying to animate
the sliding cracker.
Jenn working on 2nd snail's
head shake.
Original set up before we
slightly changed it.

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