When I first presented my idea I was quickly directed to the work of George Pal, as my film is far more about design and style of animation. My main aim is to create a stop-motion film in a hose pipe animation style, a primary 2D 1920's style of animation. George Pal is one of the pioneers of stop-frame animation, orgianting in holland, he moved to Hollywood in the USA and created the Puppet toon studio, which created, films, commercials and trained some of the biggest names in animation including Ray Harryhousen. An incredibly hard working man, he is reported to have done pretty much every design himself, he would leave incredibly lengthy notes to makers and animators on how to exactly create a puppet or shot.
Pal is known mostly for the style of his puppets and his use ofmultpile replacement animation, meaning rather than altering the limbs of a puppet every shot, Pal would replace whole limbs, sections or even puppet between shots. As you can see from the image below, this meant, receiving puppets normal form wood, with tiny changes, the result of which was a bold cubic style and a playful bouncy movement to the animation. However he was also able to create incredibly subtle and satisfying movement like that of the feet on the large native in 'Hoola Boola' (the film at the top of this post). Replacement is time consuming, but incredibly effective for movement that involve puts core shape or limbs extending a lot.
This is a space for development work of my grad film BORIS-NORIS. A slap stick stop-motion film about NOT sharing.