I made an avant-garde live action movie with stop motion special effects.
I intend to put it out online sometime. The biggest challenge was getting actors, not the actual animation itself. It is rough in places (it is an ultra-low budget student film) but the stop motion animation is fairly decent. I fully intend to use stop-motion effects moving forward.
Sounds like my story. You should post the stopmo.
Since your poster doesn't show any of the stop motion, a still or two of the animation would be of more interest here.
I couldn't agree more, I've got the stop motion production flow under control, but getting competent actors I can afford and working with them is way outside my area of expertise or interest. That's why I either make all-puppet films, or shoot effects animation for other people's live action films.
I would add to that. Stop motion requires such precise organisation, and often live action filmmakers seem to come across as positively sloppy by comparison. Even worse with theatre, where nothing gets finalised until the last rehearsal. But for animation to interact, you need them to specify e.g. which side of frame the actor will be entering etc etc.
My experience was like a clash of completely different attitudes.
^ There's a lot more stop motion in my reel, which contains footage from my short.
Thanks for reading. I think the issue is less that "live action directors" are untalented, it's just they have to compromise more of their vision in order to get things going. When I animate, I can put more of myself into the frame.