Big Screen Effects: Claymation & Stop Motion in Early Man
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
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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