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June 24, 2012

Stop Motion Animations Tips

  • Do not shake the camera use a tripod 
  • Do not change the exposure during stop shots
  • Do not change the focus unless for a new seane
  • Do not change the set
  • A good stop motion flows like gentle breeze
  • Do not change lighting
  • Always shoot a scene in one session
  • Always shoot more frames than you need
  • shoot photos in hi-res as possible
  • test your setup and camera before shooting
  • Reduce natural light by closing curtains or by animating at night
  • Light your set well with couple of desk lamps 
  • Avoid wearing brightly coloured clothes not to reflect light onto the set
  • Write a script and draw a storyboard to develop your ideas.
  • Know what you are going to say before you speak.
  • Write down dialogs. re-record lines if needed. 
  • Use small movements for smooth animation.
  • Use 15-30 frames per second. 
  • Fast actions need large movements. 
  • For slow action make smaller movements. 


1 comment:

  1. Computer animation or CGI animation is the process used for generating animated images by using computer graphics. The more general term computer-generated imagery encompasses both static scenes and dynamic images, while computer animation only refers to moving images.

    Alex Frisch