Comment by Steven Topham on July 9, 2012 at 11:35pm

Bravo. The ants were my favorite. All amazing.

Comment by Rick Catizone on July 10, 2012 at 5:48am

Hey Nick....cool to see all those clips again....was that one shot inspired by Joe Young pulling down every little set piece when he crashed into it?

Best,

Rick

Comment by John Dods on July 10, 2012 at 11:01am

Ditto what Rick said. I haven't seen this footage in a long time. Your animation, your tutorials, and your work as a filmmaker is stellar. What a pleasure! 

Comment by Pavel Kolar on August 12, 2012 at 10:11am

Great showreel... Wish I had one like this 

Comment by Daniel Svensson on September 21, 2012 at 7:32pm

Wonderful! :)

Comment by Joseph Small on December 27, 2013 at 8:52am

Nick these are beautiful and completely amazing...! I really enjoyed these sequences.  Would love to check out more of your work. 

Comment by Josiah Clements on May 18, 2014 at 8:12pm

Wow very impressive work! I'm just starting out as a stop motion animator with three more years of college to go, but doe anyone have any tips on how to snag a job in the industry?

Comment by StopmoNick on May 18, 2014 at 11:39pm

Thanks Josia!  It's only barely true to say there is such a thing as an industry, when talking about stop motion.  Not many years ago I would have said there definitely isn't. Just the occasional film, with years of nothing in between.  But in the last 5 years or so,  there are a couple of places in the US and UK each with fairly regular, if not permanent, work. 

If it's bigger productions like features or TV series, you need to be willing and able to travel to where a production is hiring, like Laika in Portland, or Aardman in Bristol UK, or sometimes London when a feature film is starting up.  Then when it's over, you might have to do something else, or go to another city, until the next one.

And before you apply, you need a showreel that is really outstanding in one area.  Mine is more the work of an all-rounder who writes, builds sets and makes puppets,  then animates, lights, and photographs them, and these days does the editing as well.  There are people who are better at each of those things, and that is who the big productions need.  If you are a brilliant animator, you don't need to be able to make puppets, they have other people who are brilliant at that.

I can't predict the future 3 years from now. I certainly hope new films from Laika/Aardman/Tim Burton/Henry Sellick and others we don't know yet (maybe you) will be coming out.   Many of us would like to see the return of a niche for Dynamation style creature effects work, but attempts so far have been micro-budget projects that you really have to do for the love of it. They either don't pay at all, or pay so little you still need another job to pay the rent.

 But getting a handle on every aspect is exactly what you need to do to make your own films. You won't have enough to pay others, and the only mug you can count on to work for nothing and still do their best for however long it takes is usually you. That keeps me busy as a hobbyist these days, but not actually employed for that mysterious money stuff I've heard rumours of!

Comment by Josiah Clements on May 21, 2014 at 8:21am

Thank you for the honest answer. I also do motion graphics and regular 2D animation because I know there's more of a demand for it, but I am noticing that stop-motion has been creeping it's way in commercials so I'm starting to have some hope. I love animating in general, but stop-motion is my real passion. I appreciate your insight!

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