Thursday, May 15, 2014
ParaNorman - Faces of ParaNorman from Grow Film Company on Vimeo.
The artists at Laika Animation explain how they used 3D printing and replacement animation to create the smoothly moving faces in the stop-motion film Paranorman. (Direct link to video)
The newest trailer for their upcoming feature "Boxtrolls" (video link) is full of action set-ups like car chases and ballroom dancing that are hard to pull off in stop-motion. Even though there's some digital assist with green-screen and rig removal, it's still straight-ahead animation of physical puppets, meaning you start with frame one and move all the figures through all the frames with no going back to fix mistakes. Boxtrolls will release in September.