Big Screen Effects: Claymation & Stop Motion in Early Man

early man, Summit Entertainment, StudioCanal, Aardman Animations

Early Man is a stop-motion film, directed by Nick Park with his Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman Animations. You may know Park and Aardman from Wallace and Gromit. I saw it last month and it’s a fun ride! I highly recommend it. Plus, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams doing voices… the cast is top notch!

Early Man Trailer

Director Nick Park and Aardman Animation’s Claymation

According to the Early Man Facebook page, Early Man “had 40 sets and a crew of over 150! Animators achieved 2-3 seconds of footage per day, meaning a minute-long scene could take weeks to shoot!!” Dragonframe, a stop motion product that we sell, was also used in the making of the film.

All the PUPPET SECRETS from Aardman Animation Early Man – EXCLUSIVE Behind the Scenes

Nick Park talks about Aardman Studios and making EARLY MAN – The new stop motion animation

Early Man (2018) Nick Park talks about his experience making the movie

Learn more:

How ‘Early Man’ mixes painstaking puppetry with a little CG
Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park talks us through Aardman’s stop-motion creative process.

axisVFX Blends VFX with Stop Motion for ‘Early Man’
Bristol-based VFX outfit delivers effects across 1,350 shots on Nick Park’s most-recent Aardman feature.

Early Man by Aardman Animations
From The Dragonframe website

More Behind the Scenes from Early Man

Making of Early Man

Watch Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams doing the voices.

Early Man “behind the scenes” Featurette (2018)

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki