The Green Blob

Article By Noddegamra. Filed under: Animation / Claymation

An unimaginative title I know. The video below is an “experiment” I carried out over the weekend. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at stop-motion animation (or claymation.. I don’t really know the correct term), but until recently I’ve never really had the right “tools”.

It’s a fairly short clip bulked out a little by credits and stuff to help bring site traffic and turn off potential media thieves. The animation sequence is about 6-8 seconds which required over 70 separate photographs and took about 30 minutes to make. The software used to create the final result was Windows Movie Maker (bundled with Windows Vista).

For my next claymation video I will be looking at adding more fluid animation, adding sound, and experimenting with Stop Motion Pro to see if it offers much in the way to justify it’s hefty price tag. I have several story and character ideas for when I get a little bit better at this, so be sure to check back at the site often for more videos.


4 Responses to “The Green Blob”

  1. No! Don’t buy stop motion pro.

    I found a free stop motion application that was easy to use and a hundred times better than Windows Movie Maker a while ago. Can’t remember what it was called right now but I will search through my downloads folder and get back to you about it.

  2. Thankyou. I’d really appreciate that :-)

  3. Check it:

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