Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with turntables, tanks, and backdrops, part of Practical Motion Background Workshop.
So let's talk about the physical stage.…If you need to, it could be your kitchen table, but if you have the option…to control the space a bit, I like to add a few things that really improve…the overall quality.…First off, you see the curved wall there.…This particular one is just a cloud board, but you can make this with a piece of…paper or anything that's flexible.…And what it's done here is it's just curving down to the table, creating a nice…seamless backdrop. Because of that curve, we're not going to see any hard shadow,…so it's pretty straightforward.…
We also have a smaller one here, and this one's white.…I'll sometimes use this if I want the backdrop to blow out. Usually the neutral…gray, the midtone, is nice, because it could be shadowy or lighter, but the white…one is also pretty cool. Plus this is super small, and when you are done with it…you just release the tension here on these, and it folds flat, and you can store…that easily. So, nice and simple piece of equipment there.…
Other things that are going to come in handy are a turntable, if you want to do…
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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 Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
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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