chapter  8
10 Pages

A Sense of Drama

Subtle and Broad Performance Time-lapse filming usually does not include performance, except by the natural occurrence of an event. So, this single-frame technique is not included in this subchapter. There can be some subtlety in performance in some of the downshooting techniques, like sand animation. This more refined movement can be achieved with small controlled moves in the sand or clay and can even be attained by the use of dissolves from one frame to the next. Yet, on the whole, these alternative frame-by-frame techniques are broader and less refined than other forms of animation, like drawn and computer-generated animation. These last techniques allow more control, and they are often used in this way.