Check Out This Time-Lapse On How Stop-Motion Animation Films Are Made
Watching anything on the big screen, I used to never really appreciate the level of work that goes into them. Seeing behind the scenes videos gives me a level of new level of appreciation for the art behind it!
A while back, I went to go check out Kubo and the Two Strings because I heard about how it was all stop-motion animation. It was fun to watch, and inspiring in some ways as well.
I honestly had no idea how much work went into it till I saw this timelapse video on the painstaking work that was required for each frame! When I went back and saw parts of the movie, I was seriously impressed at how much effort went into it. It gave me a new-found appreciation for artists who put this vision together.
What's even more awesome is that they 3D printed many faces so they can be interchanged between frames. Check it out!
They also built and animated a 16 foot tall skeleton for one of their scenes! You can read more about it here as well: link.
I definitely think it is a movie that deserves the Oscar this year. If anything, I hope people are inspired to continue making stop motion films and it doesn't become a dying art! If you love this kind of thing, you should go check it out.