Thursday, October 21, 2010

Techniques of Videomaking

So, in class we are discussing different techniques of video making. We're including 3D graphics from video games, live action film, using Second Life as scenes... But has anyone considered stop motion? In case you don't know what that is here is an excellent example (this is one of my favorite music videos of all time):


If you couldn't figure it out yourself, stop motion videos involve taking an object and moving it in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence.

The creativity of this video is astounding. The good news is: making a stop motion is rather simple, it just takes patience and a good eye to make one worth watching. A good stop motion video can sometimes be even more astounding than a good, regular video... So, just a consideration.

1 comment:

Copper_Ca$h001 said...

Good idea. This is very do-able through animated .GIF. You would have to find film strip program that exports to a movie format. I suggest downloading this:

http://www.virtualdub.org/download.html

This is a very fast and simple program to create both and animated .gif or even export to .avi.

There is also help forum that is easy to read.