ByShane Allen Kell, writer at
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Shane Allen Kell

Stop motion animation is one of the most time consuming, strategic, stressful, precise, and oldest forms of cinematic art in film history. Stop motion animation is a filmmaking technique that involves physically manipulating an object to create the illusion that the object is moving on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames. The technique can drive a person mad and definitely takes a lot of patience. To give you an idea of how time consuming it is, it took a full week to get just 1 minute of footage for The Nightmare Before Christmas. Taking a look behind the scenes of stop motion films is almost unreal. The time and effort that the crew puts into stop motion animation projects should earn nothing but respect. Here is a behind the scenes look at the more recent stop motion animation films and the magic that goes into and comes out of them.



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So how do you guys feel about stop motion animation? Do you agree that it's one of the most difficult and precise forms of filmmaking? Let's get a conversation going in the comment section below!


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