CGI has it’s place in animation ..thats a given. But stop motion animation still has its place also in media and entertainment. It’s alive and kicking everywhere. I stumbled upon a really good professional animator today called Kirsten Lepore. She’s based in the US (New Jersey). She graduated in 2007 from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Experimental Animation.

“Sweet Dreams” from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

Its worth spending the 10 minutes or so to watch the above “Sweet Dreams” stop motion. The two things I like about Kirstens animations and this one in paticular are 1 – they are fresh and 2 – the sound.

Fresh – the colors used, the imagery , the camera angles, the simplicity ..all perfect.

The Sound – I am a real fan of good sound effects and appropriate mood music etc. In the example above Kirsten could not be more accurate. Perfect.

We hobby animators could learn alot from Kirsten.

Long live stop motion animation…