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Lecture 2

MMEDIA 1A03 Lecture 2: Week 3, Stop Motion

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McMaster University
Robert Hamilton

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Week 3 January 17, 2017 Stop Motion Animation What is Stop Motion? - Stop motion is a form of animation. - film technique where objects are photographed frame by frame in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move on their own or come to life. - Animate: bring to life History - the oldest surviving example of stop motion is a film fun in a bakery shop. - Stop Motion was usd in Hollywood Films such as King Kong (1932) and the skeleton fight in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). The skeletons were animated by noted special effects pioneer, Ray Harryhausen, who died earlier this year at the age of 92 Norman McLaren - 1914-87 - well known Scottish-Canadian animator who pioneered many forms of animation while at the National Film Board of Canada, produced the film Neighbours, a 1952 anti war film that used the technique known as pixilation where live actors were used as stop motion objects. This film was nominated twice for an Oscar and won for the best documentary Contemporary Stop Motion - Relatively recent feature films such as Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. - Well known animators such as Jan Svankmajer and the Brother Quay have used to stop motion in several projects. Last year The Museum of Modern Art in NYC held a retrospective of Stephen and Timothy Quay’s work PES - PES is an Oscar nominated NYC based animator. Stop motions lends itself well to innovative and creative project such as Western Spaghetti 1 Tuesday, January 17, 2017 January 20th Surveillance and Digital Society Surveillance and Digital Society - Post 9-11 mentality has fuelled the proliferation of surveillance - The most obvious and prevalent form of surveillance are CCTV cameras. - Surveillance is the monitoring of the behaviour and activities of people or groups, usually for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing or “protecting” What is Surveillance? - Surveillance is the monitoring of the behaviour and activities of people o
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