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We already specify that stop motion animation is similar to classical animation in the way of it has to be made frame by frame. Stop motion is even more artisan since you have to mold by hand and construct everything.
To make a stop motion animation, you take 24 pictures (frames) for every second of animation. You start with the initial pose and move little by little your characters using as reference the picture you took. So far we have stated that the most common material to use on stop motion animation is clay, but other materials can be used but the name of the technique changes; however, no matter the material used, the technique still remains as a “stop motion animation”. When you use clay to animate, it is normally called “stop motion” but it can be also called (although is highly unusual) “claymation”, from the words “clay” and “animation”.
Pixilation is when you photograph a real life person. The person has to make the pose, stay still until the picture is taken and then proceed to the next pose to be photographed, and so on. But, what’s the difference between pixilation and recording? Perhaps you don’t know, but when you film, your phone is basically taking a series of photos (you can set the rate of frame, it is usually 24 but some people prefer 30 frames per second) and merging them to create the video.
So, when you record, the movement the person makes is uninterrupted, the person can dance or walk flowly, and when you make pixilation, the person would have to make the actions in pauses. You could say you are using a human “puppet”, like the one you would use for claymation.
Some examples of this technique are “The Wizard of Speed and Time” (1980) as a long film and “Gisele Kerozene” (1989) as a short film.


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