For the last three weeks, we’ve been working on Stop-motion animations. While I may be no Pixar animator, I gave it a pretty good shot
We began using Stykz, self-teaching ourselves how to make the figures move and take the frames. I began by recording a video of myself walking across the room, and tried mimicking the leg movements on the stickfigure, in an attempt to make the walking animation look realistic. I feel like I was 90% there, but with a little more practise, I could make it more fluid, and smooth.
I also spent some time recording footstep sound effects with some heavy shoes, late at night in my kitchen, and loops this to create a more in depth animation. I also found sound effects from ‘freeSFX.co.uk’ which is my usual first stop for professional, free sound clips. It was finally all assembled using Adobe Premiere, and viola!
Thanks to Francis Harvey for his help in creating the animation. It was passed between the two of us, and so I cannot take full credit!