My first trial in filming… (with plenty of errors) ;)

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June 3, 2003 at 6:12 am #4328
Avatar of DarkRAM

Its short, only about 107 frames in total running a few seconds. There are several elements I need to work on:
1. Keep my hands out of the frame!
2. Better lighting! Only used the light from the window and my body casts a shadow at times.
2. Backdrop/background…
3. build a better stage. Along with something more comfortable, as I got tired sitting on the floor taking pictures. :P

I used Stop Motion Pro v4 to put together the images, AlamDV2 for special effects and Premiere to add in the sound.

Real Media version 900k in size. Looks ugly and plays ugly… :roll
Windows Media Player 38MB (right click and save as if your bored)

June 3, 2003 at 6:36 am #4329
Avatar of minifigstudios

That was quite good I think.

There was overall pretty smooth movements.
You had used some neat effects.
and your hand was there just once (you could have deleted that image in Stop Motion Pro. In the Editor part)

Was the head-in-a-jar supposed to fly?

107frames/10sek=about 10fps
If I got that right you should use a higher framerate. I didn’t notice it though.

June 3, 2003 at 6:56 am #4331
Avatar of DarkRAM

Thanks for the feedback. I might just drop SMPv4 and use Premiere in replace of it. As for my hand, actually there where 3 more images that showed my hand, but i used Photoshop to stamp them out. I missed that one frame. Same thing for the stand the head up the head.

I should of used a special effect to show that the head was floating better as well.

10FPS sounds about right, I know that I toned it down so it would last a few seconds longer.

June 3, 2003 at 3:36 pm #4338
Avatar of Motfilms

That was very good for a test. The animation was ok, and the effects were neat. I only have one suggestion: Keep the camera still. It seemed to move, either that or it was the baseplate. Very good, looking forward to seeing a full film!


June 3, 2003 at 3:58 pm #4340
Avatar of DarkRAM

Heh, yeah that was one of my other problems… (Falls under #3) I didnt have the baseplate secured to anything. :( All in trial and error though as I create a “what not to do” list for myself. :wink

I figure a few more “quickies” so I can get comfortable, then I’ll start working on a story. :)

June 3, 2003 at 5:24 pm #4341
Avatar of legotronn

Nice for a start! :o Boy, are we getting some good newbies, don’t you think? :-D Nice animation and effects! Could understand what was going on all the time!

June 4, 2003 at 4:06 am #4372
Avatar of dandenmark

sweet short movie. I have that same set. The gun effects were ausome. Keep that up and you’ll have a fine movie soon.

June 4, 2003 at 10:47 am #4375
Avatar of Kyle

really good :) i liked it!

June 4, 2003 at 3:08 pm #4381
Avatar of DarkRAM

Thanks all for the good words! :D

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