Animating a Jack-o-Lantern, from cute to spooky

The Kid Should See This

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 a animated Jack-o-lantern who makes a Halloween transformation of its own—from cute to spooky.

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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.

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