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Frame by Frame Stop Motion by Tom Gasek

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Exercise 4Animated Light Loop: The Bursting Star

This frame-by-frame exercise and technique is very popular in Japan. The Japanese refer to it as pika pika. They also call it lightning doodle projects. Often, large numbers of people get together to create wonderful, fresh, and vibrant images of light painting in front of the camera frame by frame. So, I would like to dedicate this exercise to the people of Japan for their great sense of unity, community, and creativity.

This particular exercise requires a few small props, a dark room or environment, and a dslr camera, like a Canon 5D or a Nikon D-7000. It is important to have one of these digital still cameras because you have a lot of control of the iris, focus, and most important, the shutter ...

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