Gabika Bockaj, firstname.lastname@example.org
Povilas Laurinkus, email@example.com
Stop-motion animation and 3-D animation. We will cover areas such as
Production Companies, Festivals, professional Affiliations and some literature.
Stop motion is an animation technique, which makes static objects appear to be
moving. In other words the objects are filmed frame by frame and altered slightly
in between each frame. It is central to the claymation technique used on popular
children's shows such as Gumby and to the puppet-based animation of such well-
known films as The Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton, 1993) and Chicken
Run (DreamWorks/Aardman Animations, 2000).
As there are almost no production companies that focus only on stop motion
animation, the industry dossier will cover 3D (computer generated) animation.
Due to high expenses that obtaining an industry report involves (prices usually in
4 digits), we haven’t found a lot of information that would reveal bench-mark
numbers and give a much better understanding of the industry in statistical terms.
Most of the information is related to Computer Animation Industry, as other forms
of animation usually fall under its umbrella or are barely ever separated. The
animation industry is assessed to 27.7 billion industry and it’s an industry that is
ever-changing and re-structuring. And it is basically a 3D industry now.
One of the biggest issues that are facing this segment is the high cost of production
minutes, which gives dominant players in the industry almost a monopoly-like
power and makes industry very competitive. However, with the emergence of the
new digital devices, the need has arise to produce animation for small screens,
which safes a lot of costs and doesn’t force the smaller computer animation
businesses to give up their profitability.
Windows NT/2000 is now the dominant industry operating system, with NT/2000
based computer animation systems being used for all film and tele