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[PIXELS 2002] A Study in Pixilation

Students who attended an animation workshop at the Teen Media Conference with T. Foley created this short pixilation sequence using one Mini-DV camcorder, an Apple iBook, a FireWire cable and an application program called FrameThief.

As Marreen Furniss says, "Pixilation is a technique that closely borders on live-action practice, although it clearly falls within the realm of animation. Whereas clay and puppet animators move inanimate objects incrementally before a camera and shoot them frame by frame, the pixilation animator shoots 'live' objects--essentially people--frame by frame."

Examples of pixilated films:

Norman McLaren's "Neighbors," (1952) and, more recently, the Bolex
Brothers' The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb.





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