In this digital age, we have the ability to bring inanimate objects to life through the power of digital manipulation.
Did you know that series such as Pingu, Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep are actually made from single photos of clay models, put together to create entire episodes? This is known as Claymation (Clay animation). It is the art of combining clay craft together with digital aspects to create the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played sequentially. The clay figures are moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, then combined together digitally to create TV shows as we know them.
Stop-motion photography (used in claymation) is definitely my favourite form of digital art. Here is my attempt a (very poor) stop-motion photography project, where I put 66 still photos together to create this little video of my piggy bank collecting loose change, all thanks to the program iMovie allowing me to bring inanimate objects to life.
Visit England, 2015, Making of Shaun the Sheep Advert, April 10, Online video, Youtube, viewed 8 April 2016 < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPfSr-WbOrQ&ebc=ANyPxKof8nVrrM-PQmh6geuq3ECsiBhMWpXKa7YwGU5LnKHyUmTbqE0sVq95E8vvWa3w0mbDQ16OIcgyBvLQxE2r9CprShBrSQ&nohtml5=False>