stop motion

(redirected from Stop-action animation)

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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The flickering imagery of pioneering stop-action animation is accompanied by the live gypsy swing of the Hot Club of San Francisco in this imaginative and innovative screening of two films by the pre-WWI European filmmaker, Ladislaw Starewicz: The Cameraman's Revenge, a charming piece about the marital troubles of beetles; and The Mascot, an adventure story about lost toys.
Roccoberton frequently brings in guest lecturers to teach their specialties, such as stop-action animation, biomechanics or music composition.
One of my best friends and I were making a stop-action animation movie at school.
Harryhausen's career hit a slow patch in the 1970s, and by the time he did his final film in 1981, "Clash of the Titans," the stop-action animation techniques that had been the hallmark of his visual style had been adopted by various other special effects producers and incorporated in virtually every movie requiring the animation of a creature that could not be performed by an actor in a prosthetic suit.
There were no talking heads or lengthy wall labels to provide context; instead, an informational stop-action animation was projected from a pig's asshole.
The film will have everything from stop-action animation to a French chapter played by an all-French cast.
Whether watching them as noteworthy examples of three-dimensional stop-action animation or simply for the sheer fun of it, these award-winning programs are a joy for viewers of all ages.
One is a new comedy from ``The Simpsons'' creator Matt Groening, a stop-action animation with foam characters from Eddie Murphy and a family cartoon from a 25-year-old whiz kid.
in reviving this entertainment, The Hot Club has created scores for the cinematic miracle of early stop-action animation.
Besides ``King of the Hill,'' which it picked up for all of next season after only its second episode, it has a stop-action animation (Claymation a la ``Davey and Goliath'') series in development and a live-action series based on the comic strip ``Dilbert.