From designing to carving to photographing and editing, animator Kevin Parry walks us through how he animated a series of carved pumpkins as a stop-motion challenge. Watch him transform over a dozen holiday gourds into an animated Jack-o-lantern who makes a Halloween transformation of its own—from cute to chilling.
Favorite carving tip in the video: Taping the paper to the pumpkin, poking holes along the line and then carefully carving the design with a smaller, more precise knife.
And here’s the final result. Sinister laugh included.
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Don’t have a pumpkin? Carve a turnip.