The way I have done it is to suspend them with fine fishing line, which shouldn’t show in the final film (but you have to be careful with the lighting angle!), so no need to edit the photos on a computer. I explained it in more detail in a post last year:
XrisFilms replied to the topic Lego Pirates of Penzance: The Musical! With diving stunts… in the forum Post and Review Films 5 years, 10 months ago
Thanks, CastleKnight7. No, the chocolate was not frozen, melting under the lights just wasn’t a problem. The real problem there was that ordinary squares of Cadbury’s chocolate are too big to go in a Lego treasure chest (luckily Cadbury’s “Heroes” have smaller squares, but even then I had to cut them down!).
XrisFilms replied to the topic Lego Pirates of Penzance: The Musical! With diving stunts… in the forum Post and Review Films 5 years, 11 months ago
HOW TO FILM DIVING STUNTS
Thanks CastleKnight, here’s some information about how I filmed the diving stunts. The key to the technique is not software, but the fine fishing line that suspended the minifigs! It was the thinnest line they had in the shop I bought it from (0.1mm), and can barely be noticed on film. As an example, look at the…[Read more]