My First Stop Motion Video

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  1. bowens macrumors 6502a

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    I've always been fascinated by stop motion videos so I decided to try one of my own last night. I did it using my Fuji digital camera and iMovie HD. It's really short but I'm just posting to get any tips or to see some videos that you guys have made. Let's see them. Post some of your stop motion videos.

    Edit: Does anyone know how to upload a .mov? I zipped it so you can download and unzip.

    Edit again: It's still too big. It's 256kb. I tried compressing it and it didn't get any smaller. How can I compress this to 244kb?

    Last time: Here it is. I just uploaded it to google video.

    Moving Pillow
     
  2. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    that's pretty koo...Can you tell me how you did that?
     
  3. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    Final Cut Express 2 opened in FCE 3.5 HD?

    Ok if I save something in FCE 2 will I be able to open it in FCE 3.5 HD?

    I am going between 2 computers and one has one version of the software and the other has another. Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    3.5 will be able to open it, but once you safe in 3.5 2 won't be able to read it.
     
  5. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's all done with a still camera. Put it on a tripod and take a picture. Then move something just a little bit and take another picture. I had about 50 photos for 5 seconds of video. I set the photos to 3 frames per photo so that would show 10 photos per second.
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    When I was a kid we'd do that with an old wind-up 8mm camera. My "actors" would sit in the street with their arms out, and frame by frame they'd "drive" around the neighborhood.

    Great Fun Was Had By All
     
  7. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    you set the frames on the camera to 3 per photo? or when you put them on your computer?
     
  8. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When you put it on your computer. When you select your photos to add to the timeline you will get a photo properties box. I don't remember exactly what it says but I believe it is the last box at the bottom and it is time. It looks something like "1:00" The first part is seconds, the second is how many frames per picture. So I set mine to "0:03". Give it a try and post what you come up with.
     
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    Boinx Software makes a killer stop-motion app called iStopMotion. One of my favorite apps on my Mac. It makes previewing motion a snap with it's onion skinning feature.
     
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    Yes, I totally agree. I use it myself, and it's awesome!

    Good job on the video, looks awesome.
     
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  13. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I've seen that one before. That's awesome.
     
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    I really got into this last year. So far I've made-

    Blue Monday music video

    Cycle (uni project, made on a PowerBook so it took extra long), better link.

    Lego Mario (quick 5 minute thing made with my sister)

    I didn't really know the basics of how to shoot these. I read a few pages and spoke to some MR folk, but there is so much trial and error involved

    and my absolute joke piece- Storm Brewer Just made from a collection of images from my iPhoto library which sort of got stuck together.
     
  15. TheFuzz macrumors regular

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    here's one i did over two weeks last summer. it's all stop motion except for two parts near the end. fun stuff.
     
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