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by Beth McGowan (subscribe)
I am a British traveller with a love for writing, photography, and fun! Hoping to share some of my experiences with the world. :)
Published September 24th 2013
For good old fashioned fun
After returning from travelling my boyfriend and I had a mini quarter life crisis and he decided to go back to university to study animation.



Since then he has been building his portfolio and has recently started buying toy cars and plasticine.



I caught him using my camera and asked what he was doing. He said he was making a stop motion short film. We all know how these work, basic film making, we may have tried when we were kids. One snap, move the object slightly, another snap, and 40 photos later you have a short series of objects that appear to come to life and move on their own.

He showed me one of this toy car and to my surprise it was rather effective! He did another with a basic plasticine man he had made and it was really funny! Being the more creative one, I needed to get in on the action. I made him a little plasticine dog and he, and his plasticine owner played with a ball and interacted with each other. It was great! We both moved each character slightly and photographed each move. We were quite proud of how well it turned out for something so easy and simple.



We are both in our late twenties and we were pleasantly amused. I thought it would be a great idea to do with kids. A good bonding session as longs as they have the patience, the end result is fantastic. Watching their toys or plasticine creations come to life before their eyes! These stop motion home made movies are definitely an oldie but a goodie!
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