ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY - STOP MOTION OR LIVE ACTION?
What is the difference between the work of DoP and the gaffer on the set of a puppet or live action film? Does the miniature scale and stop frame technique create difficulties, or the opposite – opens up a spectrum of possibilities? About these topics will speak experienced gaffers and DoPs: Malcolm Hadley, Kat Woodtli and Jan P. Trzaska.
Malcolm Hadley is a British Cinematographer with over 20 years experience in film & TV production, recognised for his expertise in stop frame cinematography. He has worked on many multi-award winning commercials, shorts & feature films including the critically acclaimed The Periwig Maker, feature films for Tim Burton : Corpse Bride (2005) & Frankenweenie (2012) and Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs (2017).
Jan P. Trzaska is cinematographer and photographer. As a director and director of photography he has worked on feature films, documentaries, shorts and video clips. He is specialist of stop motion cinematography with over 300 minutes of animation experience. His films and photos have been presented at numerous festivals and exhibitions in USA, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe.
Kat Woodtli is a Swiss/Czech camera assistant living in Berlin, working in London. She started off in live action, but has specialised in stop motion. She has worked on various commercials and feature films such as Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (2012), Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and Isle of Dogs (2017).