What is it
Stop motion films have been around for many years, and have gone by many different names as craft and technology have evolved. However, in more recent years stop motion has become more popular because of its accessibility. Less expensive cameras and software have made stop motion production available to anyone. Thanks to YouTube and the internet; there’s an instant worldwide showcase for video work.
The popularity of stop motion can also be attributed to a different kind of animation now called Brickfilm. A Brickfilm is a film that uses Lego, or a similar construction toy to create an animated movie. Though Brickfilms are usually created with stop motion animation, other methods include CGI or traditional animation. In recent years Brickfilms have become so popular that there are even festivals devoted to them.