By chance, I ran across videos produced by the creators of Boxtroll, a stop motion animation movie. The enormous talent and artistry that went into creating the film's beautiful and intricate miniature characters, props, scenery, and costumes is mind boggling.
According to the producers:
One week was the average amount of time for an animator to complete 3.7 seconds of footage
Each animator had a goal of creating four scenes per week
24 kinds of weeds were created for backgrounds by the greens department
55 different sculpts of prop cheeses were made; different scale sizes were needed for wide, medium and close shots
20,000+ props were handmade for the film
55,000 facial expression pieces were 3-D printed, with the potential for approximately 1 million combinations
125,280 individual character poses were needed to create the 87-minute film.
What did the costumers state was their most important inspiration? This painting:
Check out the magic for yourself:
The challenge of designing tiny costumes ;
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Photos from http://www.animationmagazine.net/features/behind-the-scenes-with-boxtrolls/ and wired.com