Ainslie has created this mini-masterpiece in stop motion. It is about the philosophical aspects of what it means to bring characters to life, one frame at a time.


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A new documentary is in the works called Welcome to My Daydream. A lot of footage has been shot, including interviews with more interviews to come. From the looks of the footage that has been revealed, the documentary appears to be a difinitive look at the life of Claymation inventor Will Vinton. Will has contributed so much to the world of stop motion through his lifes work, this Kickstarter is a must for those who want to know the whole story. Some of the perks include having your own Claymation puppet made of you, and even animated in the documentary. But the best perk will just be having such a film made to begin with. Please watch the video on the official Kickstarter campaign page by clicking here, or by visiting the official Facebook page by clicking here.

Animator Webster Colcord has been transferring old film footage to 4K digital. One of the reels had his animation which utilized a modified frog skeleton. Not a plastic toy - but from a real frog! Here is what he had to say about his involvement:

"This was a stop-motion sequence that I animated in 1991 for a Roger Waters music video directed by Tony Kaye. This was shot at Will Vinton studios and I worked under the direction of Mark Gustafson. I had this scanned in 4K recently from a 35mm workprint. Music here is by Lavender Hill Mob and is used with permission."

frog skeleton from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.

Would you like to see the special? Look for it this Halloween on Nickelodeon!