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Frame by Frame Stop Motion by Tom Gasek

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CHAPTER 6

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Objects, People, and Places1

Chapter Outline

People, Objects, and Rigging

Organic and Nonorganic Objects

Shooting Safe Zones

People, Objects, and Rigging

Often with pixilation, whether you shoot the subject on a downshooter or horizontally, people and objects are treated in the same way. This can be difficult on the person, especially when everything is treated like an object. It is almost inhumane to animate a human in pixilation for long periods of time with no support or breaks. As Nick Upton, the pixilated star in the 1986 Bolex Brothers film The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb states:

“Masochists only need apply. It’s not for the ...

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