Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a shooting subject, part of Getting Started with Stop Motion Animation.
…Now that you understand the core concepts I want you to pick a subject to shoot.…Now it's totally up to you what this is going to be.…Today, I'm going to play with some toys.…This is an easy way to get started.…Now, you can grab some building blocks and build something up over time.…But ideally, you're going to look for something…that has a few points of articulation.…Just find something that you can actually bend or pose.…Today I'm going to be using some robots.…These are things I like to play with, with my son.…And you'll note that the robot can be bent.…I've got some wings here that move.…
We can move the arms.…We have a few points of articulation.…But it doesn't matter.…Just find a toy or something you have laying around…the office or the home that you could bend or pose.…All it needs to do is be able to take…on a slightly different shape as you move or animate it.…And if you're pressed for ideas this is that perfect excuse you've been…looking for to run down the street and visit your neighborhood toy store.…
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- What is stop motion and how does it work?
- Stop motion vs. time lapse
- Shooting stop motion with a tablet or smartphone
- Lighting your environment
- Directing the animation
- Working with filters and color
- Shooting in reverse
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
1. Understanding Stop Motion
2. Choosing the Gear
3. Building a Scene
4. Shooting Stop Motion on iOS
5. Shooting Stop Motion on a Computer
6. Assembling the Stop Motion on the Desktop
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