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Frame by Frame Stop Motion by Tom Gasek

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CHAPTER 1

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What Are the Possibilities?1

Chapter Outline

Creating Magic

Silent Films and Beyond

Stop Motion and Its Various Faces

Creating Magic

Humans are social creatures that have an innate need to share experiences and stories. Ever since humankind started communicating, stories, real and unreal, were shared around the communal circle. The tribe gathered together and a tale was told that revealed information, lessons, provocative thought, and emotional empathy. Often the more fantastic the story, the more entranced the audience became and the stronger the message. This might be the job of the shaman or chief, but soon everyone had stories and ...

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