stop motion – SAMT 2010 http://samt2010.org/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 10:31:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://samt2010.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-1-32x32.png stop motion – SAMT 2010 http://samt2010.org/ 32 32 How to record a stop-motion video on your phone https://samt2010.org/how-to-record-a-stop-motion-video-on-your-phone/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 19:11:15 +0000 https://samt2010.org/how-to-record-a-stop-motion-video-on-your-phone/ Stop-motion is an animation technique whose history can be traced back to the 19th century and which has made its mark over the past few decades with franchises like Wallace and Gromit. If you’ve ever felt inspired to make your own movie in this style, all you need is your phone. As with other tricks […]]]>

Stop-motion is an animation technique whose history can be traced back to the 19th century and which has made its mark over the past few decades with franchises like Wallace and Gromit. If you’ve ever felt inspired to make your own movie in this style, all you need is your phone.

As with other tricks your phone can do, from map navigation to fitness tracking, you first need to find the right app. Then you can think about creating a cast of characters, laying the groundwork, and working out the story you’d like to tell.

Choose your app

The most basic form of stop-motion animation you can create with your phone is to take one photo after another and then stitch them together with a movie-making app like iMovie (free for iOS) or Splice (free for iOS and androidwith a $3 premium version that gives you more samples and other features).

Beyond that, if your plans aren’t too ambitious, many apps will bundle individual images and produce a GIF for you. You can try ImgPlay GIF Maker (free for iOS or $3 to remove watermark and ads) or GIF Maker (free for android or $3 for the premium version with all features available).

Apps like Stop Motion Maker let you see the previous frame while you work on the next. Stop Motion Creator

Opt for a more dedicated tool, and you can take advantage of features like image overlays that will give you an idea of ​​what the previous frame looked like while you set up a new one (technically known as an image skin). onion) . The best apps, including the one we’ve featured below, Stop Motion Studiogives you composition guides for positioning everything, as well as options for looping groups of images.

You can also check out Stop Motion Maker for android and iOS, which has an easy learning curve and extras like video filters. It’s free to use, but you’ll have to pay $10 a month to remove watermarks and ads and get all of its features. There’s also plenty to explore in I Can Animate ($3 for android and iOS), including easy frame handling and adjustments.

Using Stop Motion Studio

Because we can’t cover the ins and outs of all stop-motion editing apps, we picked one of the best of the bunch in Stop Motion Studio after spending time with several. Our tips will be specific to this application, but general enough that you can extrapolate them into whatever program you choose.

Stop Motion Studio is available for android and iOS, so you can use it on your phone, but it also has apps for Windows and macOS if you want to switch to a computer for editing. All your projects will sync seamlessly between your devices.

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You use the software for free, but you can spend $5 to upgrade and access additional features. All the details are in the app, but extras include sound and video effects, the ability to replace backgrounds (a green screen effect), and support for 4K resolution output.

The Stop Motion Studio user interface on a smartphone.
Stop Motion Studio supports “onion skinning”, a term for keeping the previous frame partially visible. David Nield

To start with Stop Motion Studio, press the New movie button that appears on the opening screen (you can also check out a sample project called Big fish). Once you’ve created a new project, you’re ready to frame your first shot: put it in your phone’s camera view, then click the icon camera icon in the upper right corner.

This is where the main shot takes place: Use the red button (right) to capture an image. Also on the right are buttons for setting a timer (the clock icon), seeing what you’ve captured so far (the playback icon), and adjusting settings like zoom and white balance (the sliders icon).

On the left side of the screen, drag the slider up or down to gradually display the previous image. This can really help you position each image. It’s important to make sure your camera stays stable and fixed, otherwise the frame of the final video will move a lot.

You can exit the shooting interface at any time by pressing the back arrow (top right). This will take you back to the timeline view, where you can scroll through all the images you’ve captured so far. Tap any frame to display a variety of options, including those for copying and deleting individual frames.

The Stop Motion Studio editing interface on a smartphone.
You can duplicate, erase and edit frames in Stop Motion Studio with just a touch. David Nield

To the left of the timeline screen are buttons for recording your own audio (that’s the microphone button) and dropping additional items like title cards and video clips into the project (that’s the plus button). You won’t be able to add titles without purchasing the Pro version, but you can simply create your own and shoot them.

Press the cog icon (bottom left) to set project options, including its aspect ratio, frame rate, and output resolution. If you get stuck at any point, press the question mark icon on the right to display an overlay showing what all the buttons do. Just above is a handy undo button, to undo your most recent change. When you’re done, return to the home screen and long-press your project thumbnail to start the export process to complete your masterpiece.

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Netflix’s Cuphead Show! the team addressed the racist history of animation early on https://samt2010.org/netflixs-cuphead-show-the-team-addressed-the-racist-history-of-animation-early-on/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 21:36:23 +0000 https://samt2010.org/netflixs-cuphead-show-the-team-addressed-the-racist-history-of-animation-early-on/ Like its video game source material, Netflix The Cuphead Show! takes heavy influence from the American Golden Age of Animation – the early 20th century era that popularized sound cartoons and spawned iconic characters like Mickey Mouse, Popeye and Bugs Bunny. It’s also an era of animation notoriously riddled with racist caricatures. When the game […]]]>

Like its video game source material, Netflix The Cuphead Show! takes heavy influence from the American Golden Age of Animation – the early 20th century era that popularized sound cartoons and spawned iconic characters like Mickey Mouse, Popeye and Bugs Bunny. It’s also an era of animation notoriously riddled with racist caricatures. When the game came out, Cuphead was criticized for separating the art style from the charged context of the 1930s.

“It was definitely something we were aware of,” executive producer Dave Wasson told Polygon. “This era of animation is fraught with problematic portrayals of characters and races. And there is also misogyny. It is certainly problematic. It was a very different time.

Art director Andrea Fernandez explains that the team approached these creative decisions carefully, seeking different perspectives on potentially harmful tropes where necessary. Whether or not they ended up using a particular animation element has often been a long discussion.

“It wasn’t just about getting away from it for fun, Oh, don’t touch that“says Fernandez. “We really talked about the root of what was causing the problem so that we could finish [asking] OK, is the style or artistry of this sometimes worth breaking away from this awful trope? Sometimes it wasn’t.

Picture: Netflix

Cuphead and Mugman walk along a sunny path

Picture: Netflix

Cuphead and Mugman celebrate with Chalice on a carnival float

Picture: Netflix

Picture: Netflix

This era of animation encompasses a wide range of cartoons, from Fleischer Brothers shows to Disney’s Silly Symphonies. Beyond conversations about period-heavy imagery and what to leave behind, the team also had to narrow the scope of inspiration. They ended up watching the game and identifying the boss characters.

“That was what was so fun about it,” Fernandez says. “Each boss character almost had their own distinct look. For some bosses, we would refer to a very specific group of episodes from the 30s. [The] cookie carnival is a great example. We were able to really lean into these really fun episodes because we had the perfect designs for this individual boss character. In a way, as if we had to build levels for each of these characters.

One of the main differences (besides easier access to color in their animation) between The Cuphead Show! and 1930s styles is that the Netflix series is almost entirely animated using computers. Even the elements of the series which see hand-painted, like the lush watercolor backgrounds, were digital. It did, however, give the team a chance to move past the Golden Age touchstones. Wasson describes what they achieved as a “rubber hose animation hybrid”, giving character movements and facial expressions more nuance for modern audiences.

Cuphead and Mugman surrounded by skeletons

Picture: Netflix

“At this moment [the 1930s] the audience hadn’t seen a lot of animation,” he explains. “So if you just had a guy on the side of the road doing this [dance movement] It was enough. People are like, Wow, look at this guy, he’s dancing.

It’s a change that impressed even the game’s designers.

“They push the emotions and some of the faces into just awesome areas,” says Chad Moldenhauer, one of the game’s co-creators. Ren and Stimpybut still mixed with a 30s-style quirkiness.”

The animators also used more tactile stop-motion animation for specific scenes, like Cuphead and Mugman’s teapot-shaped house establishment shot. It’s an oddity reminiscent of Fleischer’s cartoons, where animators created stop-motion sets on giant Lazy Susans and took pictures of them while hanging the cel animation in front of the set.

“It was a technique that only really lived in the 1930s. It was so signature that it was perfect for our show. We couldn’t do the 1930s and not use it,” Wasson says. “We tried to be a bit more strategic with that. [than the Fleischers]use it for [heightened] moments, as if there were a chase.

While the animators tried to incorporate a number of 1930s animation styles and techniques into the show, there were some things they couldn’t quite capture. Wasson mentions looking at the works of Ub Iwerks, which Fernandez describes as “super weird”.

“At one point we talked about doing everything and a three-color process, like Dave was, Take it easy. It’s too crazy. she says. “There were so many crazy things going on in the 1930s. These are some of the challenges that really say, OK, that’s what we’ll stick to. And that’s gonna be our show. Because there were so many fun aesthetics back then.

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Stop-motion video of artists making waffles goes viral; Here’s why people are impressed https://samt2010.org/stop-motion-video-of-artists-making-waffles-goes-viral-heres-why-people-are-impressed/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:56:51 +0000 https://samt2010.org/stop-motion-video-of-artists-making-waffles-goes-viral-heres-why-people-are-impressed/ Art has no limits; once the creative juices start flowing, the result is not only enigmatic but also impressive! Art can be anything and everything, it can be the murals you see on the walls of your streets and it can also be the food on your plate. It is the creative expression of an […]]]>

Art has no limits; once the creative juices start flowing, the result is not only enigmatic but also impressive! Art can be anything and everything, it can be the murals you see on the walls of your streets and it can also be the food on your plate. It is the creative expression of an individual on his choice of canvas! We have seen many talented people express their creativity through food. Some people choose to make art through food, for example, the hyper-reality cakes that blew everyone’s mind on the internet, others choose to use art to make food. Today we found such an artist who uses an unusual thing to bring food to life and her content has gone viral! After watching the videos, we were amazed by the creativity and we bet you will be too! Looked:

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Using wool, the artist recreated the entire process of making waffles at home. The attention to detail and the precision with which she implements the process is flawless! First, the woolen butter is applied to the woolen waffle iron, even the process of melting the butter on the waffle iron is shown using wool. Then the wool batter is poured into the waffle maker and sealed to bake. Believe it or not, the steam from the baking waffle is also realistically depicted using wool. This video has accumulated 5.8 million views. His creativity does not stop there; she even made a video about making coffee with wool. Looked:

Instagram-based artist Andrea Love (@andreanimates) has made stop-motion videos where she uses wool to mimic the actual baking process. With over 1.1 million subscribers, every video she shares amazes internet users. Here is what they commented on his art:

“It’s such a seamless transition that I watched it twice without realizing it was even finished”

“Your videos make me happy”

“I can’t imagine how long it took you just to make these little waffles!!”

“You make it look so easy…”

“I like it so much. Thank you.”

What did you think of this unique culinary art? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Art of Clay Illustrations: Information and Details https://samt2010.org/art-of-clay-illustrations-information-and-details/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 11:34:32 +0000 https://samt2010.org/art-of-clay-illustrations-information-and-details/ For most of us, our first introduction to the art of clay would have been when we were playing with Play-Doh as kids. But clay can also be used to create decorative and aesthetic works of art. Clay art, also known as clay modeling, is the art of molding clay into different shapes to make […]]]>

For most of us, our first introduction to the art of clay would have been when we were playing with Play-Doh as kids. But clay can also be used to create decorative and aesthetic works of art.

Clay art, also known as clay modeling, is the art of molding clay into different shapes to make ceramics, jewelry, artwork, and more. Although there are many artists who practice clay pottery and jewelry making, clay illustrators are quite rare.

Rutuja Mali, who is an art director in an advertising agency in Mumbai, is one such clay illustrator who uses plasticine to create concept art and fan art. In this guide, she explains everything you need to know to get started in this art form.

Rutuja Mali

© Omkar Deval and Rohan Shriyan

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What are clay illustrations?

Clay illustrations are 3D figures, portraits or sculptures made from different types of clay. The artwork requires you to mold, fabricate and shape pieces of clay to arrive at an imaginative or real end product. Once completed, the artwork can be kept as a digital artwork or a physical piece.

“I dismantle my works once they are finished because I like to reuse clay for other pieces. If I wanted to keep the physical product, I would have to box it up and frame it. So I prefer to document my work digitally,” says Rutuja.

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What is the history of clay illustrations?

While the history of clay art dates back to the earliest forms of civilization, the modern style of clay illustrations can be traced to clay animations in stop motion films like Coraline and Chicken Run.

“Apart from animated films, clay illustrations can also be found in the works of children’s book illustrators,” says Rutuja.

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What piqued Rutuja’s interest in clay illustrations?

Rutuja had been an illustrator since her university studies and she also did illustrations for her advertising agency. In 2014, she came across a few award-winning international advertisements that had experimented with clay illustrations, which made her want to try this unique art form for her next work projects.

“My boss asked me to prepare a portfolio to show him what I could do. During the process of making these five to six pieces, I realized that I really like doing clay illustrations. So I continued as a personal project,” she says.

Rutuja Mali working on clay illustration

Rutuja working on clay illustration

© Omkar Deval and Rohan Shriyan

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Some of Rutuja’s Coolest Clay Projects

Rutuja is at her creative best when creating fun and playful artwork. She particularly likes to borrow from pop culture.

“I once did a Pixar-themed artwork, where I designed alphabets and numbers based on Pixar movie characters,” she recalls. For another project, she made stickers for Google.

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What materials do you need to make clay illustrations?

The most important thing you need is the clay itself. Rutuja describes the most popular types of clay below.

  • Modeling dough: “I use this soft clay because it gives me flexibility and I like its finish,” she says.

  • Polymer: This type of clay is usually used to make fridge magnets, jewelry, etc. “You have to cook it to harden it,” says Rutuja.

  • Air dry clay: “It dries in 24 hours and you can paint over it,” she says. If you want to keep your models, you can choose this paste.

Once you have found your choice of clay, you can start modeling it with professional or makeshift tools. “You can use a toothpick or the back end of a paintbrush as tools when you’re just starting out,” says Rutuja.

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What skills do you need to practice this art form?

“It is essential that you hone your design and drafting skills. This is your base; the clay is secondary,” says Rutuja. Once you start working with clay, she promises that your dexterity, creativity, and patience will improve.

Rutuja Mali working on his clay illustration for the Red Bull Red Edition

Rutuja working on his illustrations for the Red Bull Red Edition

© Omkar Deval and Rohan Shriyan

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What is the process of making clay artwork?

Here is Rutuja’s step-by-step process for creating 3D clay artwork.

  • Step 1: “The first step is to come up with the idea,” says Rutuja.

  • 2nd step: Next comes the creation of a sketch of the artwork.

  • Step 3: “Then I model the clay referring to the sketch,” she says.

  • Step 4: Once the artwork is ready, she takes photos and videos of the final product and edits the content on her computer.

The time it takes to create each illustration depends on various factors. “Each character takes me around 1.5 to 2 hours. So an artwork of five characters would take me at least a day,” says Rutuja.

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Clay illustrators you can follow for inspiration

For Rutuja, social media is an ocean of inspiration. “All of my personal projects are deeply indebted to social media,” she says. She follows the work of some international clay illustrators on Instagram and Behance. She lists them below and suggests that every clay beginner should follow her work.

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What are Rutuja’s ongoing projects?

The clay art of Rutuja Mali celebrates the Red Bull Red Edition

Clay art from Rutuja celebrating the Red Bull Red Edition

© Omkar Deval and Rohan Shriyan

Rutuja is currently involved in a project that celebrates the summer 2022 launch of the watermelon fragrance Red Bull Red Edition. She created a special clay illustration that is sprinkled with cool elements to convey a summer vibe.

“My concept is to visually represent the feeling you get when you consume this energy drink,” she says.

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Sonic Fan Creates Incredible Stop-Motion Video From LEGO Set https://samt2010.org/sonic-fan-creates-incredible-stop-motion-video-from-lego-set/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://samt2010.org/sonic-fan-creates-incredible-stop-motion-video-from-lego-set/ the sonic the hedgehog The LEGO set is one of the latest ways for fans to show their love for the long-running platforming series. As if building the set wasn’t taking enough time, a fan created a stop-motion video of LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog building the set himself. Many years ago, LEGO launched its “Ideas” […]]]>

the sonic the hedgehog The LEGO set is one of the latest ways for fans to show their love for the long-running platforming series. As if building the set wasn’t taking enough time, a fan created a stop-motion video of LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog building the set himself.

Many years ago, LEGO launched its “Ideas” initiative, a service that allowed builders to create fictitious sets, share them online and support others if they so wished. Sets that receive 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas are then eligible to potentially be made into a real set, as the LEGO design team logistically considers whether this is something worth pursuing. The LEGO Sonic the set was originally launched with Sonic Mania, featuring the Hard-Boiled Heavy robot gang as well as Dr. Robotnik’s mech, among other nods. In the end, LEGO went with a more traditional set, allowing builders to create Green Hill Zone and collect the Chaos Emeralds.

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LEGO builder and animator TheJumiFilm has constructed a brilliant stop-motion video of Sonic both building and walking through his LEGO set. The level of creativity displayed here is staggering as TheJumiFilm depicts the LEGO Sonic minifigure coming to life, dashing around the kitchen table and assembling Green Hill Zone. There are instances where Sonic builds like he did in LEGO Dimensions, with coins appearing on the board as he moves his hands, but there are also times when Sonic runs around the board in a blur, coins being applied with each pass. A highlight of the video is when Sonic builds the bridge, pouring LEGO water into the expanse.


Just when you think the video is about to end as Sonic finishes building, TheJumiFilm has one last trick in store. It makes sense that after building Green Hill Zone, Sonic wanders around his favorite haunts, and TheJumiFilm delivers just that.

Sonic starts above his live meter and heads to the right, destroying the Crabmeat robot, running through the loop, and bouncing off a spring to collect rings. There’s also a nice attention to detail, with the crabmeat not just vanishing from the set, but vanishing in a cloud of LEGO smoke, and the blue checkpoint turning red once Sonic passes it.


Building a LEGO set with pieces as tiny as this can be a laborious experience, so for TheJumiFilm to do it all while creating a stop-motion video is incredible. In some cases, it’s not as simple as starting and stopping the camera and changing one aspect but several, probably extending the build time of the set considerably.

TheJumiFilm’s work caught the attention of the official Sonic YouTube account, commenting on the video, “Like looking at yourself in a mirror! So smooth, great job on that!” To be recognized by sonic the hedgehog itself is probably a nice bonus then, in addition to the satisfaction of creating such a project.


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