Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving your animation techniques, part of Learning Stop Motion Animation.
…So far we've been using pretty basic techniques for our stop motion.…Let's introduce some dynamic energy by moving both the subject and the camera and…this is so much easier now that we have a small portable camera here.…I pulled out the tape because sometimes you'll see things are a little bit loose.…And ideally, you want to control the movement.…So, if you don't have a solid platform, don't be afraid to pull…out some masking tape or some paper tape and just tape things down so…it doesn't move too much, there we go, I'm just going to tape…this and put a little bit of extra resistance right here, where it's moving.…
And by wrapping around that a bit, I've locked that area off.…There we go.…Alright.…Put that into place, adjust the legs a little and we've got a pretty good shot.…Remember, once you've made an adjustment to the camera, be sure…to come under the camera controls and check things like focus.…The iOS devices use a very wide aperture.…And as such, the depth of field may be a bit shallower than you want.…
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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
Video Foundations: 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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