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Frame by Frame Stop Motion by Tom Gasek

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Exercise 1The Traveling Head

Here is an exercise that can be a lot of fun but requires some careful frame-to-frame registration. You need a computer with a program like Dragon on it to work through this exercise. You also need either a digital video camera that feeds into the computer with Dragon or a dslr still camera. The best kind of lens to use is something that is wider than 50 mm. A tripod is critical. You further need one human subject who is patient and has a fair amount of stamina. You can shoot indoors, but this exercise is much more successful if done outdoors in a variety of environments. If you do shoot outdoors, then it would be best to choose an evenly lit day, like an all sunny day or an evenly overcast day, to help reduce an ...

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