Dec 24, 2009

Santa Claus Comes Tonight

And just like that all the waiting is over - it's time! From a series of early attempts at claymation in 2001, I thought it would be fitting to share Clumsy Claus one more time this season.  My old claymations (especially) feel very nostalgic and reminiscent of a time that I desperately wanted to teach myself how to do stop motion.  The movement is rough and obviously flawed, but as I've grown older I've learned to appreciate my past work more and more for what it represents - a willingness and ambition to stretch my creative boundaries.  They're fond memories of a simpler time, as the saying goes.

Who doesn't like campy Christmas animations anyway?  Soak up the holiday cheer, Santa Claus comes tonight.  Have a great Christmas Eve everyone!

1 comment :

Mariana D. said...

That was very nice!
I've been thinking about making one stop motion short and use the same materials you did, but I still haven't figured out what story to follow, though I have some good ideas.