VIDEO Stop Motion attempt 1

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  1. Skreza

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    Hey all,

    So my best mate had to create a music composition for Uni and put some video to it and I had recently been showing him some very basic stop motion stuff I had made using an app on my iPhone.

    He asked if I wouldn't mind giving him a hand with the video and wanted to use stop motion with my DSLR (iPhone just wasnt going to cut it for this).

    So please check out our first real attempt at stop motion. View in 720p for full quality and please let me know what you all think!! :D



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    Video - Widescreen JVC Video Camera (Unsure of model)
    Stills - Canon EOS 400D
     
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  2. Goobers

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    thats awesome, great sutff.
     
  3. dche5390

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    Good effort. Took a while to get into as the intro was a bit too long for my taste.

    Next time. Shoot in manual mode so that your exposure doesn't flicker between individual frames. And stop the zooming in and out?

    But very very good for a first attempt.
     
  4. C.Michael

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    Haha TOP EFFORT. I actually did a 'lol' - a real life one!
     
  5. Robjess

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    Yep.. like it.. what Dan said :)
     
  6. deathsgt60

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    it was good, nice and funny when he opened all the doors.

    but in the middle of the film the pc screen in the back ground was a bit distracting
     
  7. hlokk

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    Interesting, but couldnt really watch more than a minute due to all the constant zooming? Was it on a tripod and fixed focus?

    Would try to give other CC, but couldnt really watch it with the zooming/flickering...

    Looks like it would be interesting otherwise.

    Also, needs better timing on the drops where hes moving about :p
     
  8. Squeezer

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    Thats REALLY good. Havent seen anything similar and I can see the amount of work / time that has gone into that.

    Thats inspired me and that can only be GOOD :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  9. ElBeasto

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    Ha! That was awesome!
    How long did it take to make?
     
  10. Scootre

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    Awesome work. What app did you use to compile the video from the stills?
     
  11. ChaoS-GoD

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    damn this is good stuff! everything is synced so well!

    only nitpick is that every frame is not positioned exactly the same as each other, so some parts it feels like a photo slideshow rather than a video.
     
  12. Souljah

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    Hahaha nice work!
    reminds me of 'Heroes', and psychic powers :p
     
  13. spasmodic

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    +1 on the manual mode and no zooming. Also, watch for reflections in shiny walls.

    But overall, excellent job. Well choreographed and well produced.
     
  14. Lou

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    Very nice work, well done.

    The PC screen in the back ground was distracting, intro a bit long, but great nonetheless.
     
  15. johnamadeus

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    great work! almost lost me at the intro but then it got interesting and good =)
     
  16. DJ_Hippster

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    Haha, that was fantastic! Love your work!

    Looks like it would have been a lot of fun to create, and a lot of work!

    I didn't notice any 'zoom' issues or anything, about the only critique would be the 'dream scene' in the middle was a little long, sort of felt like I was just watching a Winamp visualisation rather than your clip.

    I'm going to send it around though, great work!:thumbup:
     
  17. Squeezer

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    What did you do/use for the dream scene ?
     
  18. porridge

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    Criticism is unwelcome in the best of circumstances so I'll just relate.
    An ex of mine was finishing her fine arts degree and she did this great work which had so much involvement yet done so simply. It was still a pile of shit and she dumped me. Oh well.
     
  19. Tekin

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    Um. Okay.

    I really liked it! The intro was a little bit too long...you almost lost me, but then it started and got pretty awesome pretty quick!

    I didn't mind the dream section too much - but i'd watch out with the first person stop motion stuff coming out of it (i'm a bit hungover, and the kind of flickery, jerky bit until it went third person made me feel a little ill. It also seemed like the frames were signfiicantly further apart in that section, so maybe my mind was just trying to fill in more gaps and create more motion than in the rest of it.

    The first section with the knives and then all the cupboards opening was awesome.
     
  20. Ding.Chavez

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    excellent, love it.
     

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