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Stop frame animation
show user profile  zeefusion
I'm Looking to create a stop frame animation but with real footage. A few questions........

Can you record a video at normal fps i.e. 30fps and then bring it into an editing package and remove frames apart from every 15th to create the effect of stop frame animation.

Are there video camera that would output an image sequence to be able to do the above?

How would you go about taking a still image of some one doing a back flip? From what I understand stop frame animation is take a picture move a bit take another picture move a bit and so on. How can some one do a bit of a back flip stop, then do a bit more?


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6/24/2010 9:26:05 AM (last edit: 6/24/2010 9:26:05 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
there's a multitude of ways that it can get done...

you can shoot with burst modes... that makes the whole situation really easy as a setup. in post you just adjust the speed at which your playback goes and tada.

or you can shoot with video and then convert to frames through something like adobe premiere, then fish out the amount of frames you want (another ton of ways to do this) and again in post adjust the playback rate.

the backflip could be done both ways, if your going to be shooting at night you would want a good strobe/flash so that you can minimize the motion blur (also a great lens, like a f2.4 wouldn't hurt)

btw, the stop frame part of this commercial was done with burst:

-Marko Mandaric

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6/24/2010 9:45:55 AM (last edit: 6/24/2010 9:48:29 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Great thanks :)
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6/24/2010 10:11:22 AM (last edit: 6/24/2010 10:11:22 AM)
show user profile  Pil
Stop motion are traditionally shot in 15 frames pr sec.

I have done some 30 years ago where we did it the hard way by setting up a film camera above a tabletop and then moving the pieces around on the table taking 2 frames for each move.

When shown this would give you 15 frames pr sec.

The reason for taking 2 frames with the same part of the animation was to save time.
Otherwise you would have to move the pieces around twice as often.

So I would suggest the 15 frames to give the good old authentic look.

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6/24/2010 11:18:50 AM (last edit: 6/24/2010 12:44:04 PM)
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