stop motion

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Related to Stop action: Stop action photography

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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ISLAMABAD -- Religious parties from across Pakistan while condemning demolish of mosques in Islamabad on Monday demanded of the government to re-construct all demolished mosques and immediately stop action against seminaries, issuing a warning that otherwise they would take this responsibility in their own hands.
Excell, a professional photographer who learned at her fatherAEs knee about such things as depth of field, stop action or blur motion, light and composition, aims to help the reader avoid some of her early mistakes and ease them over the learning curve in an efficient manner.
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The applicant Azhar Siddique appealed the court to stop action against young doctors as they restored work in emergencies.
The film seems clear about its target audience base: video game- zonked teenagers who love to stare at ascreen as long as there is non- stop action coming in.
She urged the United States and other countries to ''respect China's judicial sovereignty'' and to stop action that could interfere in China's internal affairs.
These bills were bundled in an attempt to bypass objections from Senator Tom Coburn (R--Okla.), who recently used senatorial procedures to stop action on any legislation not addressing oil exploration.
Five spin test system will accommodate parts up to 48" in diameter, 36" in depth and up to 1,500 pounds with stop action photography.
They may select a fast shutter speed to stop action, or a slow one to blur it.
Computer-generated art -- along with color and digital photos (including those that can stop action at thousandths of a second) -- took over the bailiwick enjoyed by sports cartoonists.
The instructors watch the students shooting in real time and, if need be, in slow motion and stop action to detect flaws in their shooting techniques.
Rappaport revives the "shyster lawyer" techniques with which he exposed the homoeroticism lurking in Hudson's films, using stop action, slow motion, and crafty editing to insinuate new meaning into old movie clips.