Discussions from All Things Pixilated
Ah, yes - that's great advice Andrew! It's easy to under estimate the muscle control/patience that your subject needs to do the work. I was *very* lucky with the young actress who worked with me on the last animated short, as it was a tall order for a child to work like that. We did break shooting down into smaller sequences over several days to get the best from the kids. They were great though - and bizarrely seemed to 'get it' quicker than the adults!
Hey, nice group. I love pixilation because, for me, it hearkens back to the first days of film making and trick films made using the stop-motion substitution technique. People like Jan Svankmajer managed to instill that sense of magic and wonderment in their films that people must of felt when they saw early trick films like the Haunted Hotel. Animation today feels like its lost that sense of magic.