Video of the Day: Terry Gilliam Teaches You Cut-Out Animation


Here’s a must-watch for Monty Python fans: Cartoon Brew has posted a segment that aired on Bob Godfrey’s Do-It-Yourself Animation Show in 1974 that has Terry Gilliam teaching viewers how to do the cut-out style of animation that made him famous. He explains that he makes cut-outs because “it’s the quickest and easiest form of animation I know” and then takes us through the entire process, from choosing images to storyboarding to filming. The 15-minute clip also includes a healthy selection of Gilliam’s best work to date. As a guest, he’s both informative and funny, but long-time fans may be most charmed to see him looking so young.

[via Coudal Partners]