Susanoo and Yamata no Orochi

The story board of my stop motion story is down below:

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The story begins with two elderly couples crying by the riverside. They had to sacrifice their daughter to Orochi each year for the past seven years. It was the eighth year and they have to sacrifice their eighth and final daughter. Susanoo saw them and asked why were they crying. They explained their story to him and he thought for  moment. Finally, he decided to help them slay Orochi on the condition that he gets their daughter’s hand in marriage. He then went to search for the serpent and finally reached it’s resting place. They then battled and in the end Susanoo came out victorious.

Stahp Muhshun

Stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. 

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Some examples of stop motion.

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Stop Motion Story

The stop motion I’m doing is about the epic battle between the Japanese storm god Susanoo and the eight headed serpent Orochi. I want to use rough lines and forms to show motion because it gives a unstable and shifty feeling during the battle. The whole project will be done using claymation and a little bit of shadow casting too.