Wasn't sure this was the spot...

(I'm working on my masters in visual-culture an stop-mo is my area of research.)

I was thinking I would post some questions and people (Pro or not) could answer me!

and threw the magic of internet and "network field anthropology research" i would have some answers.

So I would start with "How many types of stop-mo exist"

Hollywood animation /(got a name for this one?) Laika, Aardman, silicone, armature, etc.

Claymation /armature or not

Brick film / All lego

got more ?    

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I'm gonna quote you on my thesis!!!!

Strider said:

Ok, I see your reasoning. Wow, every time you think you know the terminology, along comes another definition and it all goes out the window!!  

But yeah, you also just explained exactly why I said I dislike this subject so much - it's too complicated and the terms are too slippery!! And most of the time techniques are mixed anyway. So much more rewarding to just forget about what it's all called and just animate!! But I guess we need to keep kicking these terms around, otherwise what would people write about for school?  

Bernardo Marinho said:

you can't stretch a human, a door, a puppet, a toy...

Sorry  

Hmm.. not sure why that pic didn't show up, but when I clicked on it and opened in a new window I got this:

Ok, so some toys DO stretch... 

ok

BUT          they return to their original form!!

therefor form dependent! like silicone or latex!

Bernardo Marinho said:

ok

BUT          they return to their original form!!

since it's academic resarch you might be interrested in this book - Animasophy. Theoretical writings on the animated film by ülö pikkov (2010). it's about animation in general - not stop-motion only but it was an instructive read.

Object Animation - definition at Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_animation

Here's the relevant passage: Object animation is considered a different form of animation distinct from model animation and puppet animation

Thanks Jennifer looks really interesting i'm gonna give a look in it!!!

Jennifer said:

since it's academic resarch you might be interrested in this book - Animasophy. Theoretical writings on the animated film by ülö pikkov (2010). it's about animation in general - not stop-motion only but it was an instructive read.

You are right Strider ! I'm gonna call it form dependent and form independent malleable on one side not on the other!

Strider said:

Object Animation - definition at Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_animation

Here's the relevant passage: Object animation is considered a different form of animation distinct from model animation and puppet animation

oh, and here is a link to a very interesting talk about the history of american clay animation by michael frierson, held at this year's anifest (had the chance to see this live), just found the video recently on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3YQmLGyqv4

i also wrote my masters thesis this july about stop motion animation... unfortunately i didnt check out this forum sooner! It's really great to see so much inside-information is kindly shared and how entusiastic and passionate everyone here is about stop-motion :)

That's true!!!

Jennifer said:

didnt check out this forum sooner! It's really great to see so much inside-information is kindly shared and how entusiastic and passionate everyone here is about stop-motion :)

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