Stop-motion animation has played an important part of visual effects for decades, as filmmakers have relied on the technique in order to successfully create scenes and characters in films, including classics such as King Kong (1933), Star Wars and Blade Runner. But ever since CGI showed its full potential in Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park, the art of stop-motion animation has been slowly dying. Hopefully, the new Star Wars films trigger a new trend of combining CGI with stop motion and practical effects and Hollywood will once again realize just how effective this technique is. Thankfully we still have artists such as Andy Martin experimenting with the art. The animator, illustrator, and musician has created a fun stop-motion animated short film about a self-proclaimed legendary director who’s identity remains unknown to the general public. The short, which you can watch below, is structured as a behind-the-scenes look at the life he led and the movies he directed. I’ve also embedded a making-of featurette as well as image from some awesome props used in the film.
The biggest ego in film directing tells us his story of a lifetime in the movie business with clips from some of his films, archive interviews and exclusive behind the scenes footage. The stop motion animated short film Mr Director is a satire of TV arts documentaries and cinema. We hear all about his ups and downs while being reminded of the mountainous body of work he has created.