rotoscope


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rotoscope

(ˈrəʊtəˌskəʊp)
n
a projection device that allows images from live-action films to be traced to create an animated sequence
vb
(tr) to create (the outline of an object) for manipulation in an animated film sequence
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Planar tracking data can also be used on rotoscope shapes.
Fuji cuts between Super 8 footage showing a woman (the artist's first wife, Frannie Breer) in front of a train window, colorful drawings of a distant Mount Fuji, black-and-white photographs of Breer's sculptures at the 1970 Osaka world's fair (Expo '70), and rotoscope tracings of a train conductor walking through a car.
V Srinivas Mohan, the visual effects designer of Endhiran and Maattraan amongst others, told a newspaper that of the 400 odd VFX and animation firms in India, only a dozen are involved in creative work while the rest are just cheap labour, doing rotoscope, wire removal, match moving and keying.
Inspired by an oral history that appeared in Texas Monthly magazine, Maitland decided to approach the tragedy via survivor testimony, tracking down witnesses who hadn't spoken in 50 years and treating the footage--perhaps 20% of which he shot on iPhone--with rotoscope animation, a technique he'd seen in Richard Linklater's "Waking Life" and tried in his first docu, "The Eyes of Me.
25pm (Not N Ireland) Bruce Willis (below) stars as guardian angel beat cop in Frank Miller's graphic novel - seriously graphic - brought to Rotoscope life in a hardboiled saga notching noir up to pitch black.
Using After effects, Williams was able to key and rotoscope background exterior plates into the interior scenes carefully matching focal blur, scale and camera movement while preserving details in the scene, as well as the characters' hair and clothing.
The most visually captivating element of the film is the animated sequences - the rotoscope styled frames somehow make the reality seem more vivid, stranger, and certainly more penetrating.
In interviews, Folman stresses that his animation is not made by rotoscope, a process that illustrates and paints over real video, but by 2,300 illustrations all drawn from scratch.
An International Collaborative Rotoscope Project Ann Ayers
Must-see-scenes: The rotoscope style animated Blue Fairy; Pleasure Island, where Pinocchio experiences the dark side of being a little boy (the scariest in the entirety of this animated fantasy especially to a seven-year-old--me); and the first time we are introduced near the end to Monstro, a sperm-whale--one of Disney's terrifying animated beasts.
Terrific performnce by Reeves, bizarrely overlaid by rotoscope animation.