Stop-motion moviemaking with a Canon 1Ds

From Luminous Landscape’s recent article about video:

A reader sent along the following link about using a Canon 1Ds and Final Cut Pro to produce a new animated feature film by Tim Burton, called Corpse Bride, scheduled for release on September 23, 2005. Fascinating reading.

The way movie-making involves so much problem solving fascinates me. For example, they needed their stop-motion shooting rig to have a live video output for previewing. The camera they had selected to shoot each frame was a DSLR, though, and thus had no live video output. So they put a video camera to look through the viewfinder on a mount that could be easily pushed out of the way to let a person look through the viewfinder for focusing.