Eastern Europe’ Stop Motion

Briar Rose - Kawamoto

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.

Pirat - Jan Bubenicek

My favourite kind of animation is with “massinha”, but I don’t know the name of that in English. Do you know Chicken run? That is it. (via Metafilter, PCL and Cynical-C)

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3 Responses to Eastern Europe’ Stop Motion

  1. Nell says:

    Massinha = clay. You’ll find interesting sites if you search in Google for clay, stop and motion.

  2. Darkstrider says:

    Hey, many thanks for posting my site!! Glad to see word is getting around.
    And about Massinha… it’s generally called claymation. For lots of great info on animating clay, check out my friend Marc Spess’ site http://www.animateclay.com

  3. Bibi says:

    Thansk you for the site and the wonderful videos. 🙂

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