Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the surface, part of Getting Started with Stop Motion Animation.
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…Your stop-motion animation is going to need an environment to occur in.…Now, you might use something practical, like the…sandbox in the backyard, or maybe a terrarium.…But, for purposes of today, I've created a nice, simple environment.…Now, I recommend you go with a flat…color, or something soft, like white or light grey.…In this particular case, I want to walk you through what I…do to make sure that the shooting environment is ready to use.…Now, first up, I try to remove all the distracting…elements out of the way and just look at the surface.…
Invariably, everyday life is going to get in the way.…So you might need to pull out the cleaning products.…Look for smudges.…Look for things on the surface that are going to look weird in the finished shot.…So, we'll just tear some paper off.…Spray the towel, and just wipe out some of the junk.…Invariably, as you work you're going to end…up with marks, spills, rings from soda cans.…Just get a clean surface.…The other thing that'll sometimes show up in your surface is unwanted dust or hair.…
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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