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This is Very Possibly the Coolest Thing You'll See Today

Ever wonder what Stop Motion looks like between frames? - One of the lead animators on Laika's The BoxTrolls (now in theaters), Brad Schiff (ParaNorman, Coraline, Corpse Bride, and Fantastic Mr. Fox) explains the process in depth in this video...

This is a wonderful explanation of many terms you'll often hear in a Stop Motion production house: shooting on 2s and 3s, exposure sheets, modular sets, and lives (reference videos).  I will say that the people at Laika are truly special.  Very creative, wonderful, and all around great people.  They're a very good role model for a creative team of persons working on an animated film.

I absolutely love that the interviewer cannot wrap his brain around that there's only one animator on a single set, regardless of how many puppets are on set and the insane amount of work ahead of you.  Wait -You do this alone?  Brad once says something that I feel

"It's just the animator.  And his crazy mind.  And his puppets."

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