Stop Motion on the Mountain with Checko Salgado


AUGUST 10TH 11:00AM TO 4:00PM

Stop Motion on the Mountain

The mountains took millions of years to develop from what used to be an open sea in Southern Nevada. Through plate tectonics and the uplifting of underground masses the Mount Charleston we see today was once underwater. The upcoming workshop from the Wildlife Divide will be a project of more modest proportions but will result in a contraction of time, of sorts. You are invited to spend the afternoon at Mount Charleston with Photographer Checko Salgado and artist David Sanchez Burr in participating in what could be the largest stop motion set ever created on the mountain. Each participant will be asked to bring a piece of furniture or a household item that can be used for the film, each person will create independent motion with each frame for each item. Examples of items can be Lamps, chairs, tables, pots, pans, trash cans, coat racks, mops, vacuums, stuffed animals and so on. Your creative wit can make this project great we need you to participate.

You can also be a apart of the filming action if you have a recent Iphone or Android Device, There are some free and paid time lapse applications that you can download online, bring a tripod and you can also be a part of the shoot. We want to get as many camera phones as possible. Here are some apps:
For Iphone: I use iMotion HD but there are a lot of others out there:
For Android users:

Stop motion (also known as stop frame) is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Dolls with movable joints or clay figures are often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning. Stop motion animation using plasticine is called clay animation or “clay-mation”. Not all stop motion requires figures or models; many stop motion films can involve using humans, household appliances and other things for comedic effect. Stop motion using objects is sometimes referred to as object animation.

Here are some examples of Stop Motion:


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