As with my last blog post, I am 'asking the question'. I dont know very much about the process of replacement parts in stop motion. I have seen heads with many replacement mouths or even heads. Usually different extreme expressions are made, one of my questions is, do people make as many heads are parts as the frames it takes to get to the expression? Or do people make an extreme that is still moldable and only animate it within a small range and insert another and do the same till they have the movement, to avoid having a head for every single frame. I guess i cant grasp yet the key method of using replacements in stop motion animation.

thanks for any feedback,

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Comment by Sean O'Hara on November 9, 2012 at 12:47am

Typically, the face/ mouth is rigid and replaced for every frame of filming.

Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack had over 400 heads created for this purpose, Sally had just over 100.

In Paranorman, because computers were used in not only the design, but 3d printing of the faces, Norman had a whopping 8,000+ faces for his expressions.


That said, at the far other end of the spectrum, many shorts have been made with a dozen (or sometimes less) replacements.

Comment by Russell Jeschke on November 11, 2012 at 10:27pm

wow, that is impressive! I guess its as far as you want to go in possibility and future ease of using the replacements

 

Comment by Rick Catizone on November 20, 2012 at 4:50am

The main point of replacement is that you spend much less time animating a shot with a  lot of dialogue. For a simple set, you can get away with about 8 heads or so. Depends what the demands are, your budget, and resources.

Best,

Rick

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