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    doug21
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    I am a hobby film maker and I want to get into stop motion animation. I love this little short.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ8AbkptW80

    I am trying to decide how to shoot, either with a digital SLR or with a DV camera. Any suggestions?

    #277872

    tabbycat
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    I would suggest a Digital SLR. You have more control and your images will be HD. You should check out this little animation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLYSb_ED7Ig

    #277956

    SlothPaladin
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    A DV camera would be easer, shooting on an SLR is not easy, I’ve shot most of my latest films on a still camera but I started with a web camera. With web and DV cameras you can get instant feedback easily, my still camera has video out but SLRs don’t while you can get high def footage using still cameras it’s much harder to start that way. Get a hang on the animation, then if you need to get into the (over-rated) world of high def start looking into a DSLR

    #277973

    cwr89
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    “SlothPaladin” wrote: A DV camera would be easer, shooting on an SLR is not easy, I’ve shot most of my latest films on a still camera but I started with a web camera. With web and DV cameras you can get instant feedback easily, my still camera has video out but SLRs don’t while you can get high def footage using still cameras it’s much harder to start that way. Get a hang on the animation, then if you need to get into the (over-rated) world of high def start looking into a DSLR

    I started on a Digital still. and I am very pleased that I did. I feel that starting with something like that made it much easier for my to learn things quickly. (taping down sets, how to manipulate manual settings on my camera, how to work a tripod properly and slowly) things that I am very glad I know now. although, don’t go with an DSLR unless you want to get a nice macro lens for it. I always fought with focus until I got a set of lenses…
    also, you need to get a cam that lets you select 4:3 or 16:9 or else you will have to crop your videos for wide-screen effect.

    ~Casey

    #277976

    Squash
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    I use a web-cam, which works well for me.
    :offtopic: Wow cwr89, I didn’t realize you lived in Cinci also.

    #277977

    cwr89
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    “Squash” wrote:
    :offtopic: Wow cwr89, I didn’t realize you lived in Cinci also.

    :offtopic:
    There are alot of people here from Cinci… (I live about 20 min north of cinci.)

    ~Casey

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