Vine's creative superstar Alicia Herber recently made us some short and very sweet animations to coincide with our latest Autumn collection. We asked her a few questions to find out a bit more about her animation process and early influences... -------------------------- For those that don't know, what sorcery do you use to create these amazing visuals? Stop Motion Animation! Each second of animation is 30 individual photos. What cartoons / tv shows did you grow up on? I'm a Simpson's kid at my core.Â I also watched quite a bit of old school animation growing up. We had about 20 VHS tapes that I watched on repeat for a good four years. This included Bambi, Snow White, Felix the Cat and lots of Mickey Mouse.Â I'm also pretty serious about anything involving a cartoon cat. I have Garfield and Snowball tattooed on my arm. Â How long do you spend creating your work? It varies. I've spent as little as 30 minutes and as long as 3 weeks ...for 10 seconds of animation. Is there a particular reason why you work with stop motion animation? I love the humanness of stop motion, and I'm super fond of the surprises you get while you are animating. It also allows me to work with weird materials. I'll try to figure out a way to animate with just about anything. Do you have a favourite or stand out animation which you've created? It's hard to pick just one. I realized I could animate one day when I was drawing with ketchup on a plate.Â So probably one of my early ketchup animations is nearest and dearest to my heart. Currently, where do you create your stop motion work? What's your set up? I have a studio space but I'm like a tornado and I end up working all over the place. When I started animating I would tape my phone to a ruler and tape the ruler to a stack of books but now I've upgraded to a fancy tripod! Haha. My studio has evolved quite a bit in the past few years... -------------------------- Want more? Follow Alicia's mouth watering work on Instagram and Vine.
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