Top 10 Colleges to Study Animation in the U.S.

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” -Walt Disney According to the Princeton Review, “It is extremely difficult to achieve the level of professionalism expected in this industry (animation) without study.” This is just one of the reasons …

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A Stop Motion Animation Made With Transformers

Six months and a slew of cardboard boxes later, we have ourselves a new addition to the “Transformers” franchise that we actually want. Source: A Stop Motion Animation Made Entirely With Transformers Toys – Digg

What is Stop-Motion Animation?

Stop-motion, sometimes called stop-frame, is an animation technique that’s been around for over 100 years, so you’re probably familiar with at least a few stop motion films. But do you know how it’s done? Here are the basics. Objects, clay, puppets, and people can be manipulated and animated. The principals are always the same. Place …

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Rotoscoping in stop-motion

Rotoscoping in Stop-Motion Animation

When you think of rotoscoping in stop-motion, think of the last cover band that you heard. Maybe it was really bad, or maybe it was amazing.  Either way, it probably sounded something like the original but they likely added their own spin. When rotoscoping, a stop motion animator uses pre-existing film footage from an old …

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