Stop Motion Heaven

I think this is what initially steered my attention towards the field of animation. The first class i ever took on experimental media was a digital media/editing class. This course really helped to introduce something i’d never thought possible in art. Before that, traditional technical means was the only* possible way to produce a body of work (or so i willfully believed) I posted this installation below but keep in mind youtube quality blows and this was done over a year ago where “HQ” didn’t even exist, and vimeo was unfamiliar to me.

A professor of mine joked once “If you’ve made a music video..you know you’ve made it” So now that i’ve shown you the most experimental//abstract phase i’ve ever gone through, prepare for stop motion HEAVEN…

The concept behind this must’ve taken months, but the results in stop motion are extremely rewarding. Watching this video i immediately noticed the connection to ‘beginnings’ of animation. The characters have a sort of Winsor McCay look to them, specially the Victorian heroine at the end. If you have no idea who Winsor McCay is i highly suggest looking up his chalk animations, they are extremely technical and look incredible for the time in which they were produced. Im posting below one of his most famous pieces so you can hopefully understand my obsession.

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  1. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

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