stop motion

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stop motion

n.
A filming technique used in animation, in which the camera is stopped after filming each frame or every few frames so as to allow objects within the scene, such as clay figures or paper cutouts, to be adjusted for the following frame.

stop′-mo′tion adj.
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A new stop-action animation television campaign transforms unexpected items into "characters" engaged in surprising behavior and captures the "suspense" of playing Scratchers.
His works usually begin as short lengths of film, which he condenses into clips, projects onto an animation table, and represents on pieces of paper (often numbering in the thousands) that he then shoots in stop-action video.
The cameras enable videos to be automatically turned into stop-action still pictures for printing and sharing.
When the dancers crossed the stage, their episodic disappearance evoked the stop-action photography of Muybridge or a frieze on a Greek urn.
All three videos will run simultaneously in slow motion, and can be placed in stop-action or run one at a time.
I think we can do a stop-action move like in the movie 'The Matrix' .
Lessons, based on stop-action photographs of Gunn executing trouble shots at area courses, can be accessed at www.
Having taken four years to make, The Miracle Worker is certain to cause a stir, if only for its unusual combination of stop-action, 3D animation and digitally animated drawings.
Computer analysis transforms the stop-action frames into velocities yielding, for the first time, a quantitative portrait of a soap film's swirls, report Michael Rivera of the University of Pittsburgh and Peter Vorobieff and Robert E.
Predictably, the big-money sponsors are flocking to the front-runner, Bob Dole: a man who looks like his hobby is to watch things die, and then, in the quiet of his study, pore over stop-action photography of insects devouring the remains.
The first television advertisement, "Yummy," is a 30-second spot designed with stop-action photo montages of people mid-bite celebrating the joy of eating with shots of Sara Lee products used in personal creations, accompanied by the song Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, performed by celebrity voiceover artist Billy West.
Creators of the three-minute stop-action vignettes can explore any genre, theme, or abstract whimsy, as long as they cast their film from among any one of Sideshow's vast array of posable figures.