2D Animation

17 March 2010

2A: Stop Motion Animation

  • Harryhausen: The Lost World, King Kong and Jason and the Argonauts
  • Lucky Strike
  • Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Aardman Animation: The Wrong Trousers
  • Svankmajer
  • Brothers Quay

DEMO of iStopMotion

Note:  Here's a tutorial on using Photoshop to import images for stop motion

2B: Adding sound to your animation

Sound adds very much to the atmosphere and general tone of the animation.


DEMO Adobe Premiere and its sound editing ability

Before you load the images into photoshop, make a blank video layer and then change the document settings to the appropriate length and frames per second...THEN import your images as a video layer from a file.

What happens if you change it after the fact, it drops the frames in-between.

Links to help with Premiere:

Stop Motion Software

iStopmotion is grand for the mac.

For PC users, check out

And of course, sourceforge,net

AnimatorDV looks promising. We'll wait for our itinerant reviewers to weigh in.