Pixilation is a stop motion technique where live actors are used as a frame-by-frame subject in an animated film, by repeatedly posing while one or more frame is taken and changing pose slightly before the next frame or frames. The actor becomes a kind of living stop motion puppet. The workshop „Pixilation & Performance“ introduces the basic technical possibilities with respect to camera movement using computercontrolled camera cranes, 3D sliders and step motors in combination with reflex cameras and different lenses. Examples of dramaturgical content will be discussed and sequences will be developed and implemented.
Using Arduino programming for controlling the stepper motors as well as stop motion software such as Dragonframe various dolly shots will be implemented. The goal is to deepen the technical understanding of the required processes and reach a good understanding of the creative possibilities of pixilation.
Lecturer Paul Wenninger
Paul Wenninger is a author of choreographic works and is a film-maker with a focus on pixelation and animation. Since 1999 he has been the artistic director of the Kabinett ad Co., a working platform for artists from the most diverse arts trends in order to realise interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the body. He has worked with various choreographers and companies, among others in France with the Cie. Catherine Diverrès at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et Bretagne. His works have been shown and won prizes internationally.