Stop-Motion Animation: An Artist’s Inspiration

Turns out the easiest way to garner attention from just about everyone from students to professors is as simple as playing with Barbie and Ken dolls around campus.

Tasked with a stop-motion animation for my Intro to Digital Media course at Cornell University, I created a narrative not far from my own experiences at college. Overall the project was staged and created over eight days during which I recorded audio on a digital handheld audio recorder, staged the dolls with ample duct tape, floss, and luck, and captured each section with a Canon 5D MkI camera.

The final animated sequence was composed, edited, and animated using Adobe Photoshop CS5.

I had a great time creating this lighthearted film and enjoyed my first forray into the world of stop-motion animation.

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