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Frame by Frame Stop Motion by Tom Gasek

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CHAPTER 2

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Shooting Frame by Frame1

Chapter Outline

Technique to Serve the Idea

Preproduction

Equipment and Setting Up

Technique to Serve the Idea

“A lot of people are trigger-happy—they just want to be shooting/animating all the time, because it makes them feel like they are being productive. But in reality, you are just wasting creative energy if you haven’t done the hard work on your ideas. And it is hard work. There are days when you smash your head against a wall trying to work something out. I spend a lot more time refining my ideas than I actually spend shooting.

“To me, understanding that your ideas are what make you unique is the most ...

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