Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Marking a loop, part of Practical Motion Background Workshop.
One way to make a background seamless is to use a single loop or a rotation, or…even multiple loops and rotations, but just starting the clip exactly at the…loop point so you start and end.…If you do this and your turntable is moving at a constant speed and you don't…pan the camera or adjust the lights, you can have a seamless in-camera loop.…So as it goes from beginning to end then you just repeat that clip right after that.…So I'm using a grease pencil here, or a China Marker, and I am just going to go…ahead and put a mark right on the plate to indicate a start/stop point.…
I am not going to start or stop the camera.…I'll do that during postproduction.…All I am going to do though is call it out, so I could both hear it.…I am not going to see this mark through the lens, but I will be able to see it…with my own eyes and then I will just snap my fingers or call mark and get it…recorded on the camera audio, so I could see that point.…I am just going to draw a line right on my plate here, and the China Marker will…
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- Selecting a camera
- Using a turntable to rotate your subject while you film
- Lighting the scene
- Choosing a frame rate
- Creating dancing shadows
- Shooting "through" objects
- Making a loop
- Building the composition
- Retiming clips
- Rendering the background
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
1. The Technique in Brief
2. Gathering Source Materials
3. Set the Stage
4. Shooting Techniques
5. Get Organized for Post
6. Creating Backgrounds with Adobe After Effects
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
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