Stop Motion Animation 3 – Props Day

Hope you all have played with iMovie (or Movie Maker) a little bit. Please spend some time this week getting yourself familiar with the tool. Here we have tutorials for iMovie08 and Movie Maker.
And if you haven’t shared your storyboard here yet, please do so by the end of the class.

Here are some of the things you would need to remember while working on your video:

1. You would need to have about (or more than) 100 scenes, which make up an 1-minute video.
(Do not throw away your props after filming. You may want to have more scenes.)
2. You would need to have a background, which serves as a frame for your filming.
3. When you take pictures, use a tripod.
(It is important to lock your camera that the positions of your props do not change in every picture.)
4. Think about lighting. You want bright (not glaring) light, but don’t want light changes.
5. Have enough time of music.

For Friday,

Please make sure that you come to class on Friday ready to take pictures of your props. You’ll need a camera and you may want to check out a tripod downstairs in OIT – rm 232. If you don’t want to use a regular camera, you can use your phone – you just want to have a tripod.

You’ll also want to bring in connecting cords so that you can download your pictures to a computer. If you use your phones, make sure to synchronize them with your computer in advance. You can use Dropbox application to transfer pictures from your phone to a laptop but it takes a lot longer than just using the USB cable (unless you use iCloud).

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