Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Directing the animation, part of Getting Started with Stop Motion Animation.
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…Now that the software's hooked up and the…camera's ready to go, we're going to start to animate.…But, I'd like to mark out the scene.…I've got three characters here and I want to know where the…edges of the frame are so I could better position things.…So, pretty straightforward stuff.…I've got some color tape here and I'm just going to…mark the edges so it's just outside of the shot.…And I'll just make some little L brackets for the corners.…And…what I'm looking for is, on the screen here,…when it starts to become part of the shot.…So, as I cross that.…
That's just in the frame.…Just cut that off.…Looks good.…Alright, we've got all four corners in…place and notice, it's not a perfect square.…Keep in mind, we're shooting at a diagonal,…so as it gets further away from the…camera, this top corner is actually not making…a perfect square and that's good to know.…If you rely on just your eyes, you can often make mistakes.…But, now I know where my hands need to be clear of,…so as I'm triggering shots, I need to stay clear of this.…
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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