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Animate Yourself


Yvonne Buchheim

on 4 November 2012

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Transcript of Animate Yourself

Input 1: Inspiration Lets watch some
stop motion animations... Input 3: Technical Tips Stop Frame Motion
Frames per second (commonly 8-12)
approximately 100 photos for 10sec
Camera on lowest resolution
Use of tripod & only move your object Input 2:
Your Ideas Output Learning
by Doing Let's animate... Editing visual & audio Let's think up some ideas together... Animate Yourself an introduction to stop motion animation Who am I? http://www.song-archive.org/ Who are you? PES – Western Spagetti (2009) Norman McLaren – Neighbours (1952) E.J. Marey – Station Physiologique (1892) Edward Muybridge – Horse in Motion (1878) Lumière brothers' invention of film (1895)
with the cinématographe — a three-in-one device
that could record, develop and project Let's listen to some songs... Soundtrack
possibilities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5fA184R6EA How to be US president: an animated guide

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/nov/02/how-to-be-us-president-video Sharing Miranda July (1 pose per second) RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism Target Dreaming Girl Commercial (2009) A bench & 2 people An unpredictable gift Balloon fever free and shareware programs for
Mac, Windows, and Linux:

Apple mac: iMovie,
QuickTime Pro or iStopMotion
PC.: JPGVideo
Linux: Stopmotion short test clips
keep it simple
collaborate 1. Import your image files from the camera
2. Give them their own album.
3. Open Editing programme & create a new project
4. Import all images (photos appear in order)
5. Plase them onto the timeline
6. Set duration to “0:03", like a slideshow
but only a fraction of a second
7. Add music by dragging audio file onto timeline
8. To share your stop-motion video, you’ll want to convert it to QuickTime.
9. Follow VIMEO or YouTube compression guidelines More Tips:
Set your camera 4:3
Use landscape format only
If necessary “fill and dump” images
Ideally consistent light . Compression guidelines:


http://socialtimes.com/compress-video_b29333 Let's share............................. A simple action Camera viewpoint Storyboard More Tips: Frames-per-second:

Video normally plays back at 30 fps (frames per second).
1 minute of video = 1800 individual frames (30 x 60 sec). This means an animated image sequence at 10 fps will need 600 images for 1 minute. http://vimeo.com/51959225 Use 3 frames-per-photo. Most videos programmes play at 30 frames-per-second, a setting of 3 frames-per-photo means you’ll see 10 photos every second.

So, if you want a 30 second animations, you need 300 photos. Selected Workshop Animations
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