Renowned creative artist Sean Pecknold has created a remarkable film for BBC Knowledge.

Honk If You’re Human is a new stop-motion animation made by Sean Pecknold for BBC Knowledge. Shot entirely in-camera and in a sequence from beginning to end, the animation creatively summarizes the history of mankind in a one minute clip.

Motionographer quotes Pecknold about his latest production:

All of the spot is in-camera on a multi-plane table in sequence. The characters are either paper or clay. All of the backgrounds are painted. Even the natural elements, like clouds and stars, were a layer of animated paint shot in-camera. Because of the way the transitions worked from one thing to the next, we had to be careful because there wasn’t any time to start over, really. The only shot that isn’t fully in camera would be the mouse shot that we mirrored for the clone effect.

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