E-motion control was developed in the master design program in PUC-Rio (Brazil). 
The dissertation investigates in a multidisciplinary way the process of
facial expressions animation in stop motion feature films. It contextualizes and
observes the production of stop motion feature films in Brazil and abroad.
Through exploratory and experimental research, we investigate physical
interface technologies applied to puppet's facial expressions animation. The
research is structured in three parts. First, stop motion technique is discussed
through a historical parallel between technological development in relation to
the technique. Next, information is gathered on feature film productions, from
brazil and abroad, using stop motion technique with puppets. Different
techniques found in facial expression animation are observed in relation to the
character's interpretation and the unity of the puppet. The survey starts with a
bibliographic review and interviews with four national studios in the production
stage of stop motion feature films. in the last part, we discuss the act of
animating a puppet and propose a series of experiments in search of new
ways to animate the facial expressions of puppets with the aid of technology.
The experiments were based on processes of reflexive practice, knowing-in-
action and reflection-in-action. This research contributes to the expansion of the discussion about the stop motion technique in Brazil, its optimization and
production, thus motivating the production of new stop motion feature films in
the Brazilian market.
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