‘ParaNorman’: Stop Motion With The Canon 5D Mark II
We’ve heard of entire theatrical films being shot with DSLRs before, but what about stop motion masterpieces? Usually they’re handled by bigger guns like the RED EPIC, or IMAX cameras. ’ParaNorman‘, a stop motion animation film was released a few weeks ago. The film used over sixty Canon 5d Mark IIs to capture the 400,000 frames needed to create the movie. Since the movie was shot in stereoscopic 3D, the camera had to shoot both on the left and right side of the puppets.
The heavy workload was spread across five different teams and fifty units in LAIKA‘s 151,000 square foot studio. The studio considered the Canon a perfect fit due to it being lightweight and compatible with a variety of EF series lenses.
The story follows a young misfit boy who is forced to fight supernatural forces including zombies, ghosts and adults to save his hometown.
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