For me, it's never really been a choice between stop-frame
and any other medium," the four-time Oscar winner said.
Whether working with ink, pencil, crayon, paint or print, digitally or in stop-frame
animation, the artists have been chosen for their skill, their innovation and inventiveness.
And the venue is also running Animation Summer Schools in August and September for children aged eight to 16, to devise and create a short stop-frame
Working with clay-- technically, Plasticine-- has since become Aardman's trademark, being the medium in which Morph [their earliest stop-frame
character] and later daffy inventor Wallace and his pet dog Gromit were sculpted.
He's also turning one of his poems, Scary Fairy and the Tales of the Dark Wood, into a 35-minute piece of stop-frame
They combine stop-frame
animation and live action sequences set in the real world.
Twirlywoos is different from other series in that it is stop-frame
animation and contains very little computer generated material.
ani- mators then spent six weeks bringing the world to life.
Chloe, who made her first stop-frame
animated short film as a teenager while at Westfield School in Gosforth, said: "The Genero site is a brilliant platform which gives upcoming film-makers like me the chance to work with world-renowned musicians and artists on commercial projects.
They approached London-based production company Woodsfilm, which had never worked in stop-frame
animation but had experience in media promotional work and children's television; Vocality and Woodsfilm quickly realised the potential of exploring new production styles, and grew excited at the prospect of trying to do the opposite of fast-paced, live-action films.
Critics have claimed the black-and-white stop-frame
movie is too macabre for younger audiences and led to him being sacked as a Disney animator when he first pitched the idea in 1984.
When I was watching stop-frame
animation shows as a kid, you knew they were made out of bits of felt and fur and things, but it was as if your own toys had been brought alive.