A picture cell, similar to that of traditional film-making, is made using cardboard and cling film. A simple balloon image is painted onto the cell with foreground and background layers added for greater depth. A box frame is made to combine these images. The image is then multiplied to allow a simple stop frame animation to be created. Suggestions are offered on how to vary the design and how to use a tablet to make a quick and simple animation.

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A useful non-technical introduction to the perspective elements of foreground and background. Insert an image of a famous king, queen or historical character into their own period diorama scene. Create a fish tank, landscape, seascape or actual photographed view in 3D using this method.