Hi there everyone! This is the first time I've posted anything to the forum so I hope this is allowed. I'm studying Animation at university and as part of my studies I need to conduct a survey in order to gain peoples perspectives on a particular area of interest - mine being stop-motion. Being a stop-motion forum I thought that I might as well utilize my membership here and get your help.
None of your personal information will be collected in the survey. Just your opinions! It's only a nine (9) question survey, with most questions just requiring you to click a box. It's pretty basic, but it will help me produce a presentation with real peoples thoughts and ideas.
If you have a few minutes to spare, I'd really appreciate it if you could follow the link below to my SurveyMonkey survey. Thanks everyone!
P.s. if this is posted in the wrong category Mods, feel free to move it to where it belongs...I'm very new to this!
Ok, I did your survey. Haven't seen Missing Link yet, but will when I can, did see all the others. A good list of the better known stop motion feature films out there. But there is another category dear to many of us - stop motion creature effects in live action films - the work of O'Brien, Harryhausen, Danforth, Tippett, and others, and though it has pretty much vanished from mainstream films in this cgi era, there is still the odd indy film that uses it. And the old stop motion monsters, like King Kong, the Cyclops, Talos, the skeletons, aren't forgotten.
Genres are a funny thing - some are a type of story, like romance, adventure, action, horror, coming-of-age, quest, mystery. And some are more to do with the setting, like western, sci-fi, or fantasy, and fantasy doesn't just mean elves. Each of those settings can be used to tell different types of stories, so you can have a Steampunk (setting) film that is adventure, a steamy romance, a quest, a whodunnit. any story type. It can be kid-friendly or dark and horrific, optimistic or dystopian, philosophical/ideas based or action based. So picking a favourite genre is fairly arbitrary, I like stories well told with engaging characters, and they can come in any genre. So I don't remember which of your genres I picked.
Short films are also a very important part of stop motion, probably because animation is so slow to film, without a large crew very few of us can make a feature length animated film unless we devote 10 years to it (as some have). Some short films are classics, some (Like W&G shorts, Harvey Krumpet) lead to feature films.
Anyway, best wishes for your survey results, hope you get a lot of responses, and good luck with your studies!
Where is survey? What questions Did you want answered?
At the bottom of the original post (but above the P.S.), where it has "Animation Survey" on a line by itself, that is the link.