Stop Motion

Stop motion animation includes a variety of techniques such as claymation, pixelation, object-motion, cutout animation, and more. However, the fundamental mechanics are comparable to a classic style, such as a flipbook. On the other hand, stop motion does not use drawings but rather actual items that are adjusted in each frame.

When a subject is moved in small increments and recorded one frame at a time, the illusion of motion can be created. Whether working with puppets, clay, or even actual humans, manual modifications may make for a time-consuming and exhausting procedure. Stop motion films such as Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, and The Nightmare Before Christmas are excellent examples of the genre.

Stop motion animation is unquestionably a more traditional kind of animated storytelling, particularly when contrasted to 3D computer animation. However, the technique of creating animated films predates the creation of Disney or Pixar.

The evolution of Animation

The notion of storytelling has been around for ages, and it is unknown when and when it first began to be brought to life through Animation.

From the invention of shadow puppetry about 200 A.D. to the design of the magic lantern in the 1650s, and the development of the first genuine picture projector, presenting a tale via motion has been a part of human culture.

Joseph Plateau created the Phénakisticope in 1832, which was the first widely used animation device, and it was not until that year that it became widely used. It achieved this by employing the persistence of the visual concept to generate a fluid illusion of motion. Persistence of vision is a term used to describe how many pictures merge into a single moving image in the brain. Please see the section below.

In 1834, William George Horner invented a motion-picture projector comparable to today’s models. The drawings were placed within a drum that rotated in a circular motion, and this was one of the most significant technological breakthroughs that provided the groundwork for cinema projection. Originally known as the Daedatelum, or “the wheel of the devil,” Horner’s invention was dubbed the Zoetrope by French inventor Pierre Desvignes, who took the Greek phrase for “things that turn” and applied it to his version.

These early feats of animated motion paved the way for the animated films that we know and love today and tomorrow. For anyone interested in learning more about the “Father of Animation,” we should go no farther than the man himself…or themselves, depending on how you define “Father of Animation.”

The Inventor(s) and Founder(s) of Animation

According to historical records, a large number of persons were involved in the creation of Animation. There appear to be two “firsts” in this collection.

James Stuart Blackton is often regarded as the “Father of American Animation.” Despite being a British filmmaker, Blackton was responsible for creating the first Animation in America and was one of the pioneers of the stop motion method.