STOP MOTION Graphic & Clay Animation

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EXERCISE NUM3

Did you watch the movie 2012? Edgar did : ) here is his take on it !!

EXERCISE NUM3

EXERCISE NUM3

Objective- Make a Stop Motion Video using Graphic Animation.

Again you can either choose to make a storyboard or not.  You can start hands on and decide the action as you go along.

1) Choose your marking utensils, pencils, brushes, paints, markers, chalks. For this exercise example we will use white paint and plain pencil, the paint will be covering the pencil and so on.

2)Define your stage area. Paper works best but there are plenty of options colored, white, even newspapers or magazines, anything you can draw, paint on.

3)Place your tripod and set up your camera. Remember is best if it is completely parallel to your set might be flat.

4)Light. You can use natural light be careful with the glare.It is best if the light is diffused. If you are doing your shooting inside use artificial lighting and check in the screen if you need to compensate. It is not recommended to use flash, as the camera is on the tripod you can compensate.

5)Draw something and take the picture.

6)Cover it with white paint and take the picture

7) Repeat 5 & 6 over and over to see how your image shifts and transforms

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Go!!!!

EXERCISE NUM2

Edgar Garcia 13 years old

EXERCISE NUM2

EXERCISE NUM 2

Objective – Make a cutout animation with newspaper or magazine cutouts.

There is no need to plan ahead but it is recommended that you choose one or two cutouts that you really like ..  to play with them and build a plot around them, later on more characters or objects can be added to the action.

1) Choose your characters or elements that will appear on screen and cut’em out carefully.

2)Define your stage area. Is it a piece of paper? or the floor ? or a table or the grass? you choose.

3)Place your tripod and set up your camera. Remember is best if it is completely parallel to your set as with cutouts the set might be flat.

4)Light. You can use natural light be careful with the glare. It is best if the light is diffused. If you are doing your shooting inside use artificial lighting and check in the screen if you need to compensate. It is not recommended to use flash, as the camera is on the tripod you can compensate.

5)Decide if the action starts in the middle of the screen or the side, up or down.

6)Now this is what makes it stop motion: place your cutout (character or whatever, word, thing) and move it carefully and in small increments while you take a photo of these slow increments.  Be sure not to interfere with the light, you can set a 2 second timer so it gives you time to move away.

So let’s play !!!