Stick Figure Animation For Dumbies! | The History of Stick Fights

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See how it all got started and soon learn how you can catch millions of views on YouTube!

Remember back when YouTube first started out, and everyone was watching the coolest videos (you know, before every other video had to have a porn thumbnail attached to it just to catch a view).  Well if you don't remember anything else, remember this - animations always have the biggest ability to catch views on YouTube, besides tutorial videos of course.  So I figure, why not teach my readers how to create stunning 2D animations with Pivot Stick Figure Animator?!  

Pivot Stick Animation Below!  (Google Images)

For those of you who don't know what Pivot Stick Figure Animator is, note that it is a 2D stick figure animation program that MANY YouTubers use to date.  The biggest reason why stick figure animations conger up so many views is because most of the time those animations are action-packed with fighting and humor. 

Take for example the oh-so-popular "Stick Fight" "Shock".  Shock is a stick fight that surfaced on the internet more than 3 years ago, however, it eventually made its' way to YouTube and climbed the YouTube charts as fast as a jack-rabbit on steroids.  Essentially, action, makes real world movie-goers want to see a movie because they are geared towards experiencing that amazing emotion that is excitement.  This is the concept behind a stick fight.  To create a real-world emotion.  Now, stick animation isn't all about the thrill of seeing blood but it can be about anything specifically.  For example, the stick animated series popular on YouTube known as "Stick Figures on Crack" is widely known across YouTube and has been very popular for about two (2) years.  This series shows a very humorous side of stick figure animations.  

Flash Animation Below! (Google Images)

In any case, there has been an entirely new genre of stick fights that has especially risen in the last year or so, and that is "Flash Animation".  Now, with flash animation one can design websites, games, layouts and more, and on that list of features, one can design incredibly elaborate looking stick figure animations, and that is not excluding stick fights.  Flash Animation has taken animation to a whole other lever as far as YouTube is considered. 

An Example of a Stick Animation Below - Pivot Stick Animator Used!

An Example of Flash Animation Below!

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James Hogan
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