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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based Aardman Studios tapped its largest production team yet -- with nearly 40 animators and sets working at once -- to make "Early Man," which uses stop-motion animation techniques essentially unchanged since Harryhousen's day.
The programme will then see selected participants join a stop-motion animation workshop from November 16 to 18, where they will learn about storyboarding, scriptwriting, filming techniques, sound design and editing.
The video mixes live-action footage with stop-motion animation to great effect.
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Young filmmakers interested in stop-motion animation stand to benefit from Doha Film Institute's (DFI) 'Youth Animation Workshop' scheduled from May 7 to 18.
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The award will see 18 participants aged between 10 and 17 years take part in a stop-motion animation workshop from December 3 to 5 during Animate Dubai, the first international animation festival organised by The Animation Chamber at the Dubai Design District (d3).
They have stated their intention to deploy multiple projections, sound and stop-motion animation and beautifully crafted models.
Our entry consisted of a stop-motion animation, in which the children acted out a weather scene - the sun beating down and then the rain falling to provide essential nourishment that enable the wonderful world we live in to flourish," said Michala Blackwell, the school's Eco "Our entry consisted of a stop-motion animation, in which the children acted out a weather scene - the sun beating down and then the rain falling to provide essential nourishment that enable the wonderful world we live in to flourish," said Michala Blackwell, the school's Eco Council leader.
Frames 6 combines illustration and stop-motion tools into an easy-to-use animation package, allowing anyone to create original cartoons, stop-motion animation, claymation, and digital stories.
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