Is Stop Motion dead?
Apparently the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences doesn’t think so.
There were a remarkable four stop motion selections nominated this year for the #Oscars2020! Three out of the five animated shorts nominated are in stop motion and they all come from the independent sector:
Dcera (Daughter) | Daria Kashcheeva
Memorable | Bruno collar, Jean-François Le Corre
Sister| Siqi Song
But wait, there’s more! A Best Animated Feature nomination went to this stop motion feature:
Missing Link | Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight
So take that, Frozen 2!! (which was left out in the cold by Oscar nominators)
Click here to read more about the animation nominations for this year's Academy Awards
Dreambear Productions hired to talented animators and artists from Stoopid Buddy Stodios to create Blink-182's Christmas song ironically called "Not Another Christmas Song". The company has points of contact across the globe to source film makers for any type of project, from stop motion to CG.
Johnny McHone who animated on the video posted a lot of great behind the scenes shots during his stint on the video. If you'd like to check them out you can find them on his Twitter page right here. Just scroll down to his December 2019 posts for some amazing stop motion eye candy.
Mooshine Animation created a video on how they created Figma Potato for their short animations. If you're not familiar with Moonshine, they create short films based around anime, memes and lots and lots of modified toys with occasional clay work as well. The team does make a modest amount of money for their creations through their Patreon. So if you're the type who wants to support stop motion check out how to donate on over here.
Edu Puertas has made a video showing what he did to create his Matilda stop motion puppet. It's not a tutorial exactly but you can glean a lot of insight into how he went about creating her and how you could use the same processes.
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