This is my very first paper cutout stop motion animation. I had no idea what I was doing. Now that I had done it once I can see the many mistakes I made.
In preparation for this I started cutting out some of the basic shapes I was planning to use. In the end this wasn’t sufficient and I ended cutting out further things as I was taking photographs. Clearly I planned this poorly.
Here is the setup I had for taking pictures. I arranged things so that I was looking at things upside down which made it difficult for me. Another mistake I will avoid next time.
The video features the narration of Mary Knapp Parlange. She is a fantastic writer. You can visit her website here.
This was lots of work but felt satisfying. Plus I made mental notes on what to do differently next time.
Using paper cutout to create a book trailer seemed like a good idea. I tried to give the books some character. Give it a personality.
What is your favorite paper cutout stop motion animation?