Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Positioning the cameras, part of Learning Stop Motion Animation.
…We've got our shooting environment.…We've got plenty of light.…we're ready to start recording.…Now, if you've ever watched a movie, you'll detect…that they use several different angles to tell the story.…After all, only seeing the action from one angle…is a lot like watching a live action play.…While it's good entertainment, it's not as entertaining as…it could be when it comes to dynamic storytelling.…Every TV show and movie that's out there tends…to combine multiple angles together to tell the story.…One of my favorite books is called The Visual…Story from Bruce Block, and you could check it out.…
It walks you through the whole process of understanding how…shot composition is useful for things like movies and television shows.…What I'm going to do is position the cameras to tell a good story.…Let's start with our phone.…Now, this particular device here is on a small tripod.…And while you might be used to standing that up tall, it's not very interesting.…What I want to do is create a sense of dynamic energy…
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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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