Darkstrider about stop motion, with gallery of photos, tips, tricks and techniques, video clips from some of Eastern Europe’s greatest masters and more. Don’t forget to see the Eisenstein and Tarkovsky animations.
And if you don’t know:
Stop motion is a form of animation involving real puppets, not drawings or computer-generated pixelmaps, but actual honest-to-goodness little ‘dolls’ with jointed armatures inside, like King Kong or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ray Harryhausen is the best-known animator (in the US) in this form, practising the ‘Dynamation’ technique, which places realistic foam latex puppets in front of rear projected (or sometimes front projected or matted-in) film of live actors and real settings, to create the illusion that some fantastic creature is wreaking havok on the world of man.