Squash and Stretch
Squash and stretch gives the audience an idea of consistency and weight. This technique can be over used to exaggerate movements and reactions, which can create a comic effect. A good classic example of this is found in Looney Tunes in an episode of Wile E Coyote. In the example I have chosen Wile E is being pulled around by a bow he has manage to catch on a rock. You can see from the pictures I have chosen how his body has lengthened an unrealistic amount when he is being pulled upwards, and when he presses against the bow he squashes an unrealistic amount.
A more contemporary example of squash and stretch can be found in Up, in the second scene in particular the part where the car wheel pops. The wheel squashes realistically and bounces, giving the audience an idea of the cars weight and how flexible a material it is made of.
written by Arthur Chalk