Flicker?

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July 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm #441215
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bricksandlemons

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!

July 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm #441216
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jonathanhoweslego

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.

July 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm #441221
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Fishbowlbob

Yes, there is an advanced tutorial on lighting for brickfilms here:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCoQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmMR9YxHAXcw&ei=9UPFU9T2JYGSyATZoYGYCg&usg=AFQjCNGfuV3nFiKAUZeNBAMkBpJh8x5BlA&sig2=1IT2JGJP0kn82FD9LZ50Ow&bvm=bv.70810081,d.aWw

And everything Jonathan says is true.

July 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm #441222
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bricksandlemons

Thanks, Jonathan! It works great! Btw, your video is awesome! Keep it up! :)

July 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm #441224
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bricksandlemons

Oops, and thanks Fishbowlbob for adding onto Jonathan’s advice! It’s a really great tutorial!

July 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm #441280
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Onecras Films

Just make sure to keep your camera settings the same. Like your white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and iso.

July 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm #441281
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bricksandlemons

Thanks, Onecras. It works perfectly. :D

July 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm #441287
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scar1200

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. :D

August 5, 2014 at 12:30 am #441415
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Onecras Films

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!

August 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm #441419
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jonathanhoweslego

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…”

August 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm #441420
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Fishbowlbob

:P

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