What’s going on at the Rivoli Theater
Jun 05, 2018 10:30AM
Stop-motion animation is a technique where objects are physically manipulated so that it appears they move on their own. The objects are moved in small increments between each frame of the motion picture. Miniature people and creatures of the movie are built with movable joints so they can be repositioned with ease. A motion picture requires 24 frames a second and each action change must be photographed in individual frames. This gets particularly complicated when an animated character speaks and the facial movements must match the words being spoken. In a full-length movie, such as Saurus City, that means moving the character hundreds of thousands of times.
The people behind the Saurus City movie are the Motion Foundry Studios. They have hired a company in Salt Lake, Go Engineer 3D Printing Service, to make as many as 60 different heads for different expressions for each character in the movie. Sabrina Martinez, the producer, has hundreds of upper and lower facial expressions to be used with the animated characters. Important to the characters is the costume designer, Patricia Walton. An interesting feature of the costumes is that they must be moveable and that creates a challenge of its own. She said they are currently doing the voice overs right now as well as some filming. Sabrina also has a team of artists and modelers to create the backdrop scenes. It will take about 14 months to complete the filming (digitally) and editing of the movie.
Now you know what is going on at the Rivoli Theater.