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September 1, 2008

Stop Motion Inspiration

The greatest inspiration for my animation was definitely Japanese animation. When I was younger I was obsessed with shows like Dragon Ball Z and Gundam (which the main figure was from). Watching those shows made me want to be an animator, and made me interested in animation techniques, especially action-oriented effects such as the gunblasts or jet streams, which I tried to emulate in my animation. This ended up taking the most time, aside from the pure grunt work for myself and my computer of taking each shot, then processing them to give them their stylized look. It was a lot of fun to do - I just wish I could have found some more of my figures. :(