is the art
of creating an animated sequence
by arranging objects in front of a camera
and taking pictures frame by frame.
In more simple terms:
- Set up your scene, with clay or something.
- Point your camera in an appropriate direction. (use a tripod to avoid ontinuity problems)
- Take a photo, or frame, or whatever you like to call it.
- Move your cast ever-so-slightly to their next positions.
- Go to step three.
Essentially, these are real-world
things brought to life through painstaking effort
. If you own a webcam, you should try doing this as it's remarkably easy to get impressive results.
Some examples of popular stop-motion animation: