chapter  7
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The Multiplane Downshooter

A Stand of Your Own Several elements define the multiplane downshooter. The most distinguishing factor is that this type of shooting requires an animation stand. Immediately, you might think that this can be a very expensive proposition. You would be right if you decided to use a more traditional animation stand like an Oxberry stand. This is a fairly complex piece of machinery with the capability to make compound table moves underneath a camera that can crane up and down. The movement is usually controlled by a computer and requires stepping motors to move the various parts in small increments. This was the preferred method of shooting traditional cel or drawn animation.