The Largest-Scale Stop Motion Animation: Gulp by Sumo Science

August 3, 2011

The Largest-Scale Stop Motion Animation: Gulp by Sumo Science

Gulp is a short stop-motion film by Sumo Science at Aardman, the UK-based animation studio behind names like Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. The record-breaking video follows a fisherman and his adventures across a set of 11,000 square feet, the largest stop-motion animation set ever used (for an idea of scale, the little fisherman is actually a real person!).

The entire video was composed of stills taken on Nokia N8 cell phones from a cherry picker on location over Pendine Beach in South Wales. Sand sculptures and art by Sandinyoureye plus efforst by animators, directors, students and volunteers create the environment and movement in the frames. Watch the behind-the-scenes for a look at how this amazing large-scale project came together:

Design, gulp, stopmotion

Design, gulp, stopmotion

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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