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Okay, I need some help on something. It seems that every time I make a brickfilm, no matter the precautions I take, there’s always flicker. I use a lamp as my only light source, yet there’s still flicker! Can someone please help? Thanks!
In my experience, flicker is generally caused by light reflecting off of ME. A different shirt color, a hand or arm that is reflecting light (because I failed to FULLY take it out of the way, even if it is out of the frame) or even standing closer than I did in the rest of the shots can all cause the lighting to change. This is particularly true if you are using an “auto focus” setting on your camera (which I do not recommend); many modern cameras automatically adjust focus, lighting, etc. to try and get the “best” picture. These features are your enemy when trying to produce a consistent look. In this video, I actually used three lights simultaneously and two white “reflecting cards” to get the lighting the way I wanted; there is still one or two frames where it flickers! http://youtu.be/HOm4nPiC-XI Hope this helps.
Yes, there is an advanced tutorial on lighting for brickfilms here:
And everything Jonathan says is true.
Thanks, Jonathan! It works great! Btw, your video is awesome! Keep it up! 🙂
Oops, and thanks Fishbowlbob for adding onto Jonathan’s advice! It’s a really great tutorial!
Just make sure to keep your camera settings the same. Like your white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and iso.
Thanks, Onecras. It works perfectly. 😀
Yeh, when I was first starting out, I had trouble with flicker. Then I started using a webcam and I have never had to deal with flicker again. I say that Onecras’s idea will work great for you, Lemons. 😀
With my latest brick film I experienced some light flicker that was reflecting off of me. From now on I will be sure to wear dark clothing!
I have this image of parents getting increasingly concerned. “I don’t know what he’s up to in there with all that black clothing and the ski mask in the dark. He SAYS he’s playing with Lego, but it all looks so sinister…”
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