Glow-stick and stop-motion animation

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  1. Jay

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    Photography seemed the best place to post this. One of the guys I know has done a video utilising drawing in the air with glow sticks and turned it into a stop-motion animation. Quite awesome, and a lot of work.



     
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  2. Hi-tek

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    That is

    Pretty damn

    Cool.
     
  3. mr_wrxman

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    It's cool, but hardly revolutionary.
     
  4. SgtCaboose

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    Agreed, despite then retarded spin [musical genius, revolutionary animation technique] that is fracking amazing, top notch work.
     
  5. keyblade master

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    That is actually pretty awesome! :)
     
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    Yeah not sure about the description, however his other stuff might be more suiting to some people's tastes.

     
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  8. Deckham

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    Fantastic.
    Someone could make an awful lot of money selling something like this to Sony (Bravia)...
     
  9. MYSRH

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    I love stop animation, but here I'm more interested in how the people use glow sticks to make an image and capture it?
     
  10. VZey

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    Looks awesome! Wonder how long it would take to put that together?
     
  11. mugget

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    aaoooooh... good photoh, good photoh... :lol:

    those light/glow stick animations are sweet.

    glow stick photos - basically in a dark location use a slow shutter speed on the camera, while the shutter is open move the glow stick around - and the result is a glow stick photo! not sure exactly what shutter speed etc. is needed for photos like those used above, but experimenting is half the fun!
     
  12. grrrr

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    i liked the mario bit :D
     
  13. charithjperera

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    wow, thats amazing :shock:

    Do they draw the figure for each frame of the video?
    That seems like a lot of work!
     
  14. alch

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    I did enjoy that.

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    Ed; lol Ron. Bah.. I shouldnt have viewed this one.. I was ready to nap after that nice effort in the first vid.
     
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  15. gazlaz

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    how'd they get the drawings so accurate??? Would love to attempt something like this, i've done a bit of slow shutter speed stuff with green laser pointers (though not any more since they're illegal now... =) ).
     
  16. Merudo

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    very cool.

    ive got to admit though i did have a rather immature chuckle at your mates company name.

    DP studios? hahahaha

    DP... *shakes head* lol
     
  17. mshagg

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    I was blown away by this! Lol, chucked it on my pda and im showing anyone who dares to come within 6 feet of me :thumbup:
     
  18. Slug69

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    A SHITLOAD of hard work there.

    Thanks for posting because that is a really creative bit of work. There was some real innovative animations in that video.

    Well done.
     
  19. gazlaz

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    Going to be trying to attempt something similar to this with 'light painting' and stop motion. I've been inspired :p It's going to be for a mates uni assignment which is worth 45% so plan for it to actually work! (only 30 seconds long, other wise waayy too much work)

    Has anyone attempted this or got any tips or tricks that would be helpful?

    Planning on using 500D with either 18-200mm IS or 50mm f/1.8. Just thinking this through, will probably use the 18-200mm for the IS and wider angle unless im not getting enough light... lol just thinking and typing :p

    So far i've thought about/have got:
    -Tripod (obvious)
    -Coloured LED keychains off Dealextreme
    -Put black socks on hands using lights
    -Using templates to help plan each scene and get accurate shapes

    Going out this w/e to just do some testing, thinking might put tissues over leds or dip tips in wax to disperse the light if its too harsh.
    Any feedback suggestions welcome :D
     

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