73 thoughts on “Frame By Frame: The Art of Stop Motion | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

  1. Most viewers just think of CGI as magic. They don't know the limitations, so why should anything be impossible? With stop-motion people have a visceral experience of how challenging it is, so they're more impressed. But really good CGI and good stop motion can both be equally impressive.

  2. The Nightmare Before Christmas was one of my favorite movies growing up, and what got me into stop motion. There was also a game I really like that used stop motion with clay, called Neverhood.

  3. Off Book is by far the best series on YouTube currently- every episode is insightful and relevant. So inspiring to see Public Broadcasting adapting to the digital age.

  4. Very cool! Well done short! I do quite a bit of both mediums, but totally agree stop motion is something magical CG will never have! Nice work PBS, if you ever need to interview me, let me know;)

  5. i like stop motion, but don't need to look down CG animation to put an art 'halo' around stop motion, it's just tools and medium choice, CG animator is not robot either, be mature about it if you wanna treat yourself as artist

  6. Oh wow. This has got to be the best one yet. I LOVE stop-motion. I didn't like the jab at CGI, but besides that this was a positively incredible coverage of the art. 😀

  7. Pixar has DONE a great step in animation in this years. but I think there are to much imagination limitations in that kind of production: too cold digitals and computer process..
    Instead with stop motion, my imagination is definitly free, and I can feel much better the story someone is explaining to me… and the story keeps going on running in my head also after the movie is finished. Maybe I can say: it's like reading pictures taken from solid characters. and this make 'em alive 😉

  8. I'm cracking up watching this. Chris Wedge should be very happy that clips from his CG short, "Bunny", keep showing up as parts of stop-mo montages.

    Search "Bunny animated short" on YouTube. Look for Blue Sky. It's a wonderful little piece.

  9. Holy cow Hayley Morris does some wonderful animation ("Undone," about her grandfather), but I kept being distracted by how incredibly beautiful she is.

  10. Yet some people see CGI as something "easy to do", while it's a very hard and exhausting work, just like moving objects frame by frame in stop-motion.

  11. Can I translate your video to spanish and share? I think it is awesome… of course i would give you all the credit! thank you for a wonderful job!

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  24. I wonder if down the road they'll remake toy story with stop motion because it makes more sense instead of CG. Which is ironic because it was one of the movies that got CG to become so big. 

  25. I really think artist of various fields should stop running each others efforts down .Real artist gather from all aspects of other disciplines .

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