Tag Archives: stop frame animation

Making Steam Car and Animation Puppets

Stop frame animation puppets

Stop frame animation puppets

Making Steam Car and Animation Puppets

Watch Rod talk about the making of a model steam car and animation puppets for short stop frame animation ‘Frog Steam band’.

Man’s Best Friend

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1965 stop frame puppet animation 8mm film. At the age of 24 this personal project was done using a Paillard Bolex P1 with single frame attachment. I had had no formal training and had just read as many books as I could find on stop frame film making.This project was done over about eight months working in my spare time. It won several local and international awards.

 

 

Symphony in Sync

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Symphony in Sync

This stop frame puppet animation was made in 1965 in my garage at home. I used an 8mm Paillard P1 Bolex camera to shoot frame by frame. The puppets made are about 3 inches in size. The biggest challenge was to animate in sync to the music. This was achieved by scratching the timing of the music onto 8mm film with a pin and thereby calculating the frames needed for synchronization.

 

 

 

Frog Steam Band

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Frog Steam Band

Shot on commercial Ektachrome Colour Film (1973). The Frog Steam Band was intended for a  10 minute short film. It was never completed as I began working for SABC Television in 1975.