Is it cheating? If you’re a stop-motion purist, you might balk at Aardman’s use of digital filmmaking technologies. But the company simply wouldn’t be able to stay in business if it had to animate thousands of soccer fans by hand. It would have taken a decade to get Early Man out the door, and then we’d have one less studio keeping this art alive.
Pacific EPeak opens our minds in to the workload involved in creating a Stop-Motion feature. Also featured is our VFX breakdown for Early Man by AxisVFX.