A Beginner’s Guide to Movie Magic
Our goal at Fun Academy Motion Pictures is to provide entertainment with an educational component. But that learning isn’t confined to what appears on screen: beyond exploring the past, we want to provide a look into the tool kit our artists use to construct the cinematic world of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.
Thankfully, we’re not alone in our love of the filmmaking process. Morr Meroz over at Bloop Animation has provided several great overviews of how animation is made for all interest levels – from casual movie buffs to aspiring professionals – so now you, too, can be the anchor of every trivia team and that guy during the credits of your next family movie night!
In this video, Morr explains the differences between the five most common schools of animation:
- Traditional “cel” animation
- 2D vector animation
- 3D computer animation (that’s us)
- Motion graphics
- Stop Motion
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is the incredible true story of a stray bull terrier mutt and the lasting bond he forged with the doughboys of the 26th “Yankee” Division at the onset of America’s entry into World War I. For his valorous actions, Stubby was the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in U.S. Army history. The film has been selected as an official project of the United States World War I Centennial Commission and is the first animated feature for Fun Academy Motion Pictures and Labyrinth Media & Publishing, producers of motion pictures that entertain, innovate, and inspire audiences of all ages.