Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[usually as modifier] A cinematographic technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started, for example to give animated figures the impression of movement.
- ‘A set of four theatrical trailers, all sharing the common theme of stop-motion animation, are included.’
- ‘Filmed almost entirely using stop-motion animation techniques, the film is a triumph for the team of animators and for the co-directors.’
- ‘The stop-motion animation is blended in with the live action to make for seamless effects.’
- ‘The visuals are an odd mix of stop-motion animation, sequences dreamed out of a gothic imagination, with heavy doses of often indecipherable imagery and symbolism.’
- ‘Traditionally, stop-motion animation is done with a locked-off camera because moving the camera and the characters in perfect synch is quite a challenge.’
- ‘Perhaps cutting back on the excessive stop-motion photography would have shaved an hour off its running time, producing a tight, generally appealing whodunit.’
- ‘It is up to you to decide whether sparkling stop-motion animation, catchy music, and a hearty dose of dry British humor is enough to overcome an uninvolving allegorical plot.’
- ‘I would have been interested in a discussion of how the series compares to the original books, and I always like to watch production footage of stop-motion animation.’
- ‘One is left with a strong appreciation for the unique gift that allows stop-motion animators to perform such slow, painstaking work without going crazy.’
- ‘I have to admit I have a soft spot for these old, stop-motion monster movies.’
- ‘The effects themselves blend stop-motion animation and enlarged shots of real creatures.’
- ‘Their low-budget videos were his first: usually little stop-motion animation films involving innocent adventures in modelled landscapes.’
- ‘Throughout the course of my lifetime several stop-motion animation efforts have been brought to the small screen, few as beautifully as this trilogy.’
- ‘No transfer is good enough to mask the soft effects shots and jerky stop-motion clips.’
- ‘This entire sequence was done with such shaky stop-motion animation that it literally had me laughing out loud.’
- ‘Most curious about this picture, though, is the use of stop-motion animation to depict the infant creatures.’
- ‘And the animation, which is stop-motion rather than computer generated, looks wonderful.’
- ‘I'd much rather see old-fashioned stop-motion animation than lousy computer graphics.’
- ‘I cannot recall seeing stop-motion animation with such detail, not only in the characters but in the surroundings as well.’
- ‘Pete Smith specialized in stop-motion photography, and you can see two of the best samples of his work here.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.