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From stand-alone sequences to transitions and even cover art, Terry Gilliam's cut-out animations were a major part of Monty Python films and television programs. In 1974, Gilliam was given about 15 minutes of airtime on BBC1's Do It Yourself Animation Show to talk about his craft. He gives a surprisingly thorough tutorial, managing to cover everything from finding source material and planning and photographing a sequence, to the mechanics of cut-out animation. His biggest takeaway, besides instructing viewers to not pursue animation, is that the simplest sequences are usually the most effective. [via SwissMiss