You may have seen my post about smoothing stop-motion animation. Here’s an swf version of the project I was working on at the time. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the technique yet. I’d be grateful for any comments.


If you’re interested in the approach… It’s made from around 100 640*480 stills taken with a Canon Powershot. The photos are imported into GIMP where paths are used to cut unwanted background and then each image is adjusted for colour and brightness. The images are exported from GIMP as *.png files then imported into Animate 2 as images but not symbols. I then use Animate to add the motion. All sound is done in Cakewalk Sonar LE and imported into Animate as a single ‘mixed’ wav file.


For me it was just too slow, and to go with slow the camera shot was too the same. (remember I have the attention span of a goldfish!)

I did like your music, and it fitted the vibe.

I think it is a good concept, Bob. It was kind of creepy and made me wonder what was going to happen next. But I think it could be shorter and still have the same effect.

Did you ever see this clip: http://youtu.be/hBSf6ooInJg

It was done with Anime Studio but easily could have been done in TB. I thought it was pretty cool for being a visual comic.


1) Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment, it’s very much appreciated.

2) Since making this I’ve found a very similar technique being used in “Tom Goes To See The Mayor” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4bUsRlAmsE

3) There’s also the very amazing Bolex Brothers who made the Tom Thumb adventures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3YKBOkfmbU. I find all their work haunting and inspirational.

4) The next episode of “Hitches” is scripted but I’ve started a pop video which should keep me occupied for a week or two.


Wow that was totally freaky! In a good way! I can’t wait to see part 2!!! The suspense is killing me. :-X