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Frame by Frame Stop Motion by Tom Gasek

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CHAPTER 11

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Massaging Frames in the Edit1

Chapter Outline

Working the Frames

Impossible Perfection

File Management

Playback

Working the Frames

We have finally come to one of the last stages in the filmmaking process: editing. We discovered that, in animation, much of this editing is done early on in the preproduction process. The animatic, which is the moving timeline of the storyboard, should be the guide for the final edit in any animated film. We claimed that animation is so labor-intensive that overshooting scenes is not an option. So, unlike live-action filmmaking, animation has done a good bit of the postproduction decision making before ...

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