Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Camera settings for shooting a phonotrope, part of Motion Graphics Loops 03: Analog Techniques - The Phonotrope.
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- [Voiceover] There are a few important camera settings…you'll want to keep in mind while shooting your phonotrope.…These settings are necessary for the animation to actually…work without being blurry or jittery or jumpy…or just really really dark.…Quick note, I've been using a Canon Rebel digital SLR…to shoot my phonotropes in this course,…but any camera that gives you manual control…of the shutter speed, frame rate,…and ideally, the ISO, will work.…In fact, most phones have pretty nice cameras on them…that will let you record a phonotrope pretty well.…
Just take a look at some of these test shots I did…on my Android phone using the free Open Camera app…that I downloaded while getting my light source…really bright and really close to the phonotrope…in order to increase the automatic…shutter speed on my phone's camera.…Not too shabby.…Quick reminder, I'll be shooting at 24 frames per second…on a phonotrope with 32 frames of animation…while demonstrating camera settings.…If you need to review frames and frame rates,…
You'll get hands on and color, cut, paste, and draw and, along the way, learn about the logistics of player speeds, frames, video capture, and lighting. In the final chapter, you'll get tips and inspiration for taking your phonotrope to the next level with transparency and mixed media.
- Introducing the phonotrope
- Understanding frame and speed settings
- Experimenting with drawing and play dough
- Using Illustrator and Photoshop to plan a phonotrope guide
- Preparing After Effects for a phonotrope animation
- Shooting, lighting, and editing animation footage