With an introduction by Brian Cosgrove OBE, this project demonstrates easy-to-learn stop motion skills from some of the animation industry’s leading artists.
Animated by BAFTA award winning director and animator Barry Purves (The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamlin) with character designs by Bridget Appleby (The Reluctant Dragon), this short film aims to provide an accessible insight to the development of character, setting and in-camera stop motion techniques.
The making of this film is part of a wider initiative to provide a platform for local artists, where new collaborations can be made between makers, writers, and animators. Using CHFA as a living resource, we hope to maintain traditional stop motion techniques while supporting new and exciting projects.
This project has been produced by Cosgrove Hall Films Archive with support from Heritage Lottery Fund and Waterside.
With the release of ‘Socket: A Robot Odyssey’ we invite emerging animators to create their own stop motion shorts and share them with us by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to screen a selection of short films at one of our upcoming AniMates meet-ups at Waterside Arts.
Writer & director Barry Purves
Producers Jessica Wheeler, Richard Evans
Lead stop motion animator Barry Purves
Character designer Bridget Appleby
Puppet maker Mark Thompson
Set Designer Anthony Fellows
Camera operator Dan Beckett
3D animators Kalon Smith, Riley Hewitt, Sanna Rasanen, Lily Mae Kroese, Jonathan Garvey
Lighting Dan Beckett
Photography Grace Philip
Music & Sound Richard Evans
Interview with Brian Cosgrove
Camera 1 Jason Lock
Camera 2 Phil Peden
With special thanks to Brian Cosgrove, Rachel Dargavel-Leafe, Steve Henderson, Mackinnon & Saunders, Rosy Whittemore, Westley Wood.