Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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How do I build my own soft-box light for illuminating still or stop-motion scenes?

I am working on a small stop-motion video project, although I am sure this kind of lighting will work for individual still shots as well. I need some kind of broad, bright, continuous lighting that ...
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How to set up lighting for stop-motion photography?

I was recently joking around with some friends about building a small gingerbread town, and taking some macro shots of it. My friends came up with the idea of actually doing it, only instead of just ...
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What is the best way to photograph an object when the background has to be replaced in post?

I plan to shoot an object (a banana peel to be precise) and then replace the background with another imageĀ¹. What would be the most effective approach given the following conditions: Canon 550D ...
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What features does a camera need to be used for good quality stop-motion animation?

I'm looking to buy a camera for my son to use for stop-motion animation. He has been using an old web cam, but he wants to step up in quality now. What features, eg. live view, resolution, etc, should ...
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What keywords should I look for to find a camera capable of remote capture and upload?

I'd like to purchase a camera that should be capable of taking simple stop motion animation. In order not to mess the scene by moving the camera, it should feature remote triggering from the PC (via ...
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What is best for making stop motion animation - Digital camera or SLR?

I want to make a stop-motion animation but am confused, which camera to use, a digital camera or a SLR? And what is the best brand to go with? Any suggestion will be highly appreciated! Any brand or ...
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Is there a device to take product photos from different angles at the same time?

I would like to take a product photo of, say a glass of water, from different angle increments in a semi-precise way while maintaining the distance between the camera and the object. The end results ...
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Do DSLRs allow use of electronic shutter for photography for stop-motion?

I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR soon for doing frame-by-frame paper, stop-motion animation video work. I do not want to have to keep fixing a mechanical shutter for my DSLR, which I hear is a ...
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Can I connect a SONY NEX-5 to a computer to take pictures?

I'd like to get into doing stop motion and have a SONY NEX-5 on my hands. For some reason computer connectability is something I just don't see discussed on the web. Does anyone know?
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How to normalize brightness of individual images (post-processing) for a stop motion movie?

When creating a stop motion movie we need take a lot of pictures to build the movie. But after we took the pictures, we have a problem: the brightness and contrast varies between pictures. What kind ...
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How can I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 as a camera attached to my computer?

I have the camera in the title but cannot attach and use the camera from a computer. I want a live feed of what the camera is seeing on the computer screen for clay stop-motion animation. Is there ...
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Lighting needed for 2-D Stop-Motion Video

What sort of lighting setup do I need for 2-D stop motion? I don't have a lot of space, so the canvas area won't be huge. I will probably use 11" x 14" heavy 11" x 14" matte paper. All the animation ...