I love using stop motion in my videos. I started out using them in small pieces, where I’d place them at the end of the video. My first one was for my card scraper video back in June of 2012 . I started to utilize the effect more and more and would pepper them throughout the videos.
Aside from stop motion, I like to incorporate image mattes so that I can layer myself into the stop motion animation. This adds an extra layer of complexity and is commonly used in Hollywood (Forrest Gump). The superimposed matte that is added over the stop motion layer is video and not stop motion.
Below are the layers from a scene in an upcoming video:
Both layers from one stop motion frame:
Just the saw cut (stop motion layer):
Just me (non-stop motion video layer):
I hope you’re going to like the video.