Well this weekend marked the 1st "tag team" shot between myself and the Mad Alchemist himself, Phil Tippett. We started around 10am putting the finishing touches on the set (mostly me telling Phil to STOP! hot-glueing stuff to the TOWER!) then around 2pm we did a quick Pop Thru on 3's to see the camera Boom. and then.... Pull the Trigger, Unleash the Hounds, ..! it's "Animation as Theater" we adjust, adapt, and animate on the fly as we go, it was definetley more of a 'dance' than the typical Stop Motion practice!!! We couldn't see anything the set was so dark, we just watched the specular kicks off the edges of shadows and let the rest to fate.
We finished the shot around 10pm and went home exhausted but happy. Animation CAN be a "performance" and not some stiff-premeditated-overly-analyzed-over-critiqued process! And you can take THAT to the Bank.