Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting your environment, part of Getting Started with Stop Motion Animation.
…A lot of you may be used to using a camera, and having the flash go off.…Even though you might think there's a lot of light in the room,…cameras often need a little bit of extra light to get the shot.…After all, your eyes are much more expensive that a typical camera.…So adding some light to the scene goes a really long way.…I've got two simple apparatuses here that I want to show you.…The first is a standard desk lamp.…Now, inside this, we've put a compact fluorescent bulb and…that CFL type light puts off nice, soft, even lighting.…
To make these a little bit easier, we've…also put a bit of diffusion across that light.…Now you could pick diffusion up at a camera store or a specialty shop.…That takes the light and just makes it even softer so it produces even lighting.…And when we put that on our scene here, it really lifts things up.…Take a shot of that.…Now additionally, if you want more light in the scene,…maybe you're working in a low light environment, like your dining…room table or a conference room that doesn't have a…
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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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