Saturday 24 June 3.00pm ACMI Cinema 2
Stop Motion Animator – ‘The Birdhouse’
and ‘The Boy Who Wanted To Touch The Moon’
Many of us who create stop motion do so
because we don’t have an intimate relationship with
our computer. But let’s face it, everything is going
digital even if our puppets aren’t, and we need to
keep up. The software designers, however, haven’t
quite taken this poor minority group of puppet pushers and
our thousands of still images into their consideration.
Adobe After Effects and Premiere are becoming
more integrated making for a much smoother pipe line between
editing and post. However the software still has many short
comings when we try to apply our thousands of images to
the process. If Adobe won’t take a moment to consider
stop motion animators we'll have to do it ourselves.
This master class is an overview of everything
the stop motion animator needs to know about going digital.
From digital cameras and frame grabbers, how to manage our
mass of stills, and how to get around some problems when
editing and post in Premiere and After Effects. We will
create a smooth pipeline through the whole process, and
all directly off our original still images.
We will also look at the advantages of going
digital with some compositing tricks and clean up in after
effects. John’s current film in competition, 'The
Boy Who Wanted To Touch The Moon', is a stop motion that
uses every trick in the book and will serve as our example
as we reconstruct some key scenes before your eyes.
Admission is restricted to 18+
IMPORTANT: Film classification regulations do not allow
us to admit any person under the age of 18 years EXCEPT
to the Kids Animation 1 & Kids