Have you ever tried to examine a stop motion film you found online frame by frame to see how it was animated? There's a great new resource for people just like you called WatchFramebyFrame. It's a web site where you can copy and paste a video URL and it gives you many different study options. You can change the frame rate that it plays, skip a certain number of frames and also the play back speed. Unfortunately for me the playback speed seemed to be a bit buggy but the main functions seemed to work just fine.
If you'd like to try it out, go to http://www.watchframebyframe.com/ (just click that link) and get started.
Justin Rasch who is an extremely talented animator who has worked on many different projects from personal to professional shares how he animated his clay warewolf. Take not of all the subtle movements he is able to get from just simple aluminum wire armatures. Many think it's not possible and that you need to spend a ton of money, but that just isn't the case.
Creature Comforts was one of the first animations to capitalize on the random opinions real people gave around simple questions. The genious behind it all was the fact that animators transferred those opinions into situations where the animals were themselves speaking. It makes for a very comedic twist, something Aardman Animations has honed to perfection. Will there be more Creature Comforts on the horizon for Aardman? Let's hope so!
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