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Animating with Stop Motion Pro by Mark Sawicki

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Chapter 11

Professional Techniques

Throughout the text you have executed exercises at standard television resolution. This standard has good quality, and you can store a lot of animation in a relatively small space. When stop motion work is executed for motion pictures, we will use a much higher pixel resolution of 2048 × 1556 or greater. The choice of format will also vary from 16 × 9 (high definition) to the traditional film formats expressed as ratios such as 1.85 to 1 or 1.33 or 2.35. A detailed examination of the history of film formats can be found in Filming the Fantastic. The advantage that motion picture film has over conventional video is its high resolution and wide exposure latitude. Happily the stop motion process has a number of ...

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