The paper deals with the production process of stop-motion animation from beginning to end.
In the theoretical part we discuss the history, first use and development of animation; furthermore, different types of animation and stop-motion animation are presented and briefly described.
The empirical part first presents our idea and the screenplay development process. We describe the development of the characters—from the first sketch to the final product—as well as the materials and procedures used in the production. Furthermore, we also discuss some problems we faced and explain how we solved them. In the empirical part, we likewise portray the designing process and the importance of an animation book. Additionally, we review the scene composition and lighting and describe the equipment, used in animation production. The animation process, problems that occurred in our work and solutions are presented. We introduce the post-production process, the video editing process and list the effects that were used in the production.
We go on to explain how the graphics were created and used and then discuss how the opening and end credits were designed. The process of filming and sound editing was also presented. In the end, we discuss the presentation of our animation to children, what their reaction was and what they thought of the animation. In the conclusion, we review our work process and provide some suggestions on what we would change in the production process of stop-motion animation in the future.