Art
“Save The Penguins” Stop-Frame Animation
September 24, 2012
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Save The Penguins by Urban Reiver from Urban Reiver on Vimeo.

After much fussing around and hours spent pulling out my hair (well, some of it), I have finally managed to get a video on here.  Hooray!  It is my first ever animation (round of applause please) and to be honest it was created for a bit of fun to pass the time on a cold, wet weekend.  And who doesn’t love trying out new things?

This ‘bit of fun’ ended up taking a whole 2 days to create:  setting the scene, sculpting the plasticine penguin and painstakingly taking all the hundreds of photographs, whilst imperceptibly moving the character into various positions.  I won’t even mention the trouble I had putting it together, adding music and finally my logo.  Thank goodness iMovie is so user-friendly, or I would have been completely lost.

It was watching the Wallace & Gromit movies that inspired me to have a go at my own stop-frame animation, as well as a visit to the amazing Edinburgh Zoo where I fell in love with the adorable yet comical penguins.  Perhaps I’ll do a penguin sequel!

UR