- Also called stop frame. the process of filming puppets and other objects one frame at a time while incrementally moving or modifying them, giving the illusion of lifelike motion when the captured film frames are viewed in rapid sequence (often used attributively): stop-motion animation;a stop-motion film.
- Also called stop action. a special effect in cinematography, carried out while shooting, in which the performers stop their motion and the camera is stopped while an object or performer is added to or removed from the scene, with camera movement and action then resumed for the remainder of the scene: used to create an illusion of sudden appearance or disappearance of persons or objects (often used attributively).
- freeze frame(def 1).
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Examples from the Web for stop-motion
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IBM scientists used thousands of atoms to create “A Boy and His Atom,” a film with 242 frames of stop-motion action.
The stop-motion animation took about 18 months, but with pre-production, where you storyboarded every single shot, it did add up.
He could do two live-action features in the time took us to do a stop-motion film.
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The machine had a weight to draw out the thread and a stop-motion to stop the machinery when a thread broke or became too short.The Invention of the Sewing Machine
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- a technique used in animation and photography in which a subject is filmed then adjusted a frame at a time
- (as modifier)stop-motion animation
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