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Stop the Motion

Updated: Nov 27, 2018

In recent weeks I have been set a project at Uni which involves Stop Motion animation. For those that don't know, stop motion involves taking pictures of non moving objects (Stop) and running the pictures in a sequence to give the illusion of movement (Motion). There are many different frame rates that can be used, and generally for smooth animation a rate of 24 frames per second is required, but you can also use less.

Our first task was to create a Stop Motion during a timetabled session using only material we had to hand, and using the top mounted camera and lighting setup along with Dragon Frame, the results of which are below. The material used was White Tac (similar to Blu Tac), but it seemed to melt and become sticky under the studio lights, so I would not recommend it.

I am relatively please with the outcome of this experiment, especially as it was done over such a short period of time.

I will continue to add more Motion Design work in the coming weeks.

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