We all know movies nowadays are awash with CGI, and while some of it is really, really good, it can feel really, really fake if it’s not done well. Instead of adding depth, dimension and believability to a world, bad graphics suck the life out of it.
So in the age of digi, handmade is making a comeback in a big way. It’s slow, laborious and demands a meticulous attention to detail – and it’s this that makes all the difference.
That’s why the new trailer for The Boxtrolls is so amazing – it doesn’t just show plain old stop motion footage. It shows the CREATION of that motion, stuff you usually only find on the DVDs extra footage.
If nothing else, it’ll give you an appreciation for the art of making stop motion itself. Check it out: