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Frame by Frame Stop Motion by Tom Gasek

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Exercise 7Love at First Sight

This final exercise combines several elements explored in the book. It has a camera move, human pixilation, downshooting elements, and some composite work. One more challenge that I incorporate in this exercise is the requirement to shoot outside. Not only do you shoot outside, but it will be important to shoot each frame at an even interval so that any shadow and light play throughout the composition moves in an even fashion. The inspiration for this exercise comes from the great designer and animator Tex Avery.

The camera approaches a young man sitting on a bench outside. The subject looks left and right (in pixilation) and suddenly stops turning and looks directly at someone offscreen. The camera cuts to a close-up ...

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