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Hearts in clay

"Hearts in clay" Continued...

Issue: "Maximum insecurity," Feb. 23, 2013

Stop-motion animation is a more physically involved art form than computer-generated animation. Reckart recalls standing on his feet for 12 hours at a time doing animation, reaching his arms into the 2½-foot tall set to do the minute adjustments that become motion on film. The film may be only 10 minutes long, but Reckart feels like he lived on “puppet time” with the characters. When the husband and wife finally reunite in the short, he was on the verge of tears while animating the scene over the course of two hours. “It’s like living that in slow motion,” he said.

The short will show in select theaters around the country in the lead-up to the Feb. 24 Oscars, but will also be available on iTunes starting the week before the awards. 

Emily Belz
Emily Belz

Emily, who has covered everything from political infighting to pet salons for The Indianapolis Star, The Hill, and the New York Daily News, reports for WORLD from New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emzleb.

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