Stop motion. Very cool, made by 12 year old!

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  1. bs2511feist macrumors member

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  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    That is actually quite an impressive video. How long did it take you?
     
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    I'm impressed. I watched your other one as well, the 1-2-3-4 song. I have no advice but wanted to say the videos were quite good.
     
  4. bs2511feist thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, from what i remember, i probably took about 6 - 8 hours total in pre-editing time (including preparing the shots and thinking of the different things i would do and use) , and then the editing (which required me to find all the pictures i thought shouldn't belong and adjust lighting and colors for specific photos) that probably took another 3 or 4 hours total. But thanks!

    I just know i didn't do it all at once, i'm guessing i did it over five or six different days that spanned within all of 2009.
     
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    Ah an extended project. It's very nicely done :) I do like stop motion, I would like to create a stop motion vid myself but I need to find some time first!
     
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    Ben!

    Bravo. I'm amazed that someone so young as yourself have been inspired and took up the almost lost art of stop motion. Continue to improve and the world is yours.

    your in the lineup of greats like Tim Burton, Jim Henson (yes he did do stop motion early on), and many others. Think of it like classic black & white movies.
     
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    Great work Ben. The video has a good continuity, fits well with the song and in general it just feels thought through.
    Approach everything you do like you did in the pre phase and execution and you'll do well! It's rare to see that lvl of dedication in a 12-year old :)

    Thanks for the vid.
     
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    Super fun stop motion video.

    Planning, execution, and editing all well done. Good job.
     
  10. Mr-Stabby macrumors 6502

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    That was fantastic. Brilliantly made.

    The only advice i could give is that when you're shooting your next one, shoot it on a camera which allows you to shoot in a manual mode. When it's on auto, the camera automatically guesses the aperture, white balance and shutter speed settings. But if you set a camera to manual, and set it up so the lighting and so forth is spot on, every time you take a shot the light will never change. You'll notice in your video, the light subtly changes on every shot. Keep it in manual, and it won't do that :)

    But that really is a top class video.
     
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  12. bs2511feist thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone! I'm glad there are people out there that can actually appreciate my interests, most of my friends think it's a waist of time.
     
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    Great job, OP!
    It's very, very well executed and the themes are imaginative and hang together well. I'm seriously impressed :)
     
  14. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    What you need to do is find a website with people with similar interests.

    I like arcade games and cabinets, so I also read and post on the forums of arcadecontrols.com

    I'm pretty sure there's a similar website for stop-motion, or at least home movies enthusiasts.
     

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