The History of Stopmotion By Lauren

What is Stop motion?

Stop motion is a film making technique in which an object or multiple objects are moved in between taking multiple pictures in order to create the appearance that the objects are moving on their own. It is an old film technique.

Who Invented Stop motion, and when was it first used?

Stop motion was invented by Eadweard Muybridge because he was the first person to realize that lining up a series of pictures in sequence would show the movement of an object, However, J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith were the first people to use this stop motion technique to create a film. That film was called "The Humpty Dumpty Circus," and it was released in 1898. Unfortunately there is no way to view it now because the film was destroyed with age.

Where is it used, why is it used, and why would you want to use it?

Stop motion is used in things like commercials, music videos, television shows and feature films. It is used to entertain people and hook people into buying products or watching movies. It could help persuade someone into investing in your product or have a fun way to display a message you have to say. It seems like a way more cool version of regular videos because it takes more effort to put the videos together, and that effort attracts a large crowd of people.

What makes it useful for students?

It is a unique way to interpret and create a presentation or make a class project entertaining and interesting.

What is the future of this technology?

stop motion has come a long way from when it was first invented, but in the future i see more possibilities for virtual reality worlds made with stop motion qualities, not dissimilar to cartoons or pre-existing games.

I hope this helped you with some inquiries you had about stop motion and all of it's history

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