art of war author If you've ever seen a flip book animation using pages which you scan through to exhibit a shorter animation sequence, you own an idea of how stop motion animation works. For best initial results, you need to plan your animation sequence. If you map out obviously any good simple animation plan of how your objects will in the end move, filming the stop motion animation segments is going to be smoother and easier. There are several methods to film an animation sequence, but using stop motion is probably the simplest and easiest techniques to guarantee professional-looking results even with no lot of formal digital video training, video filming background or video production experience. Once you've completed only a few stop motion videos, you may be asked to go more into depth with the process to make longer, richer, much more animated sequences and shorts.