For my BFA1 second semester film, I experimented in every animation technique I had time for, in the form of caterpillars.
In order, the techniques are:
stitching on paper,
magnetic stop motion puppets,
drawn animation with pointillism,
stop motion leaf cutting,
black paper cutting on top of acrylic paintings,
colored pencil on paper collage background,
straw wrapper colored with marker,
stop motion sour worms,
paper cut-out animation,
stop motion torn paper,
digitized drawn animation,
drawn animation in crayon,
stop motion puppets,
and then stitching on paper again.
Why caterpillars? Because they have a very unifying, distinct movement as well as a shape that is recognizable at any stage of complexity. And because I think they're cute.
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The stop motion puppets also function as fridge magnets-->