I think it's important to celebrate and document the wins as well as the losses.
I had a morning free and a few props lying round the house a couple of weeks ago and decided I wanted to give a stop motion thing another go. I've made an attempt previously, shooting some chocolate mousse *mysteriously* disappearing (nom!) but I used daylight and quickly saw the error of my ways. I said to myself; next time I do this, I'm going to give it a proper go...flash, a storyboard, props etc.
I knew that shooting from one aspect wouldn't be that much of a technical stretch (and, to be honest, I was on my own doing the food and everything so if it didn't work I needn't ever show it to anyone!) so I decided to edit a second aspect into the stop motion below. After loosely sketching out the order of the frames, I clamped everything down as best I could and prepped the area around my camera. Lucky for me, this salad is one of my favourites and one I used to make for the crews who hired the studio back in my 'Lanterns Studios' days, so I could make it without having to think about it too much! Plus, I finished around lunchtime and ate that whole jar!
Click below for my latest learning curve!
I look forward to giving it another go soon; one with a faster pace, less jarring cuts, maybe more indepth planning...and a stylist to help me out on the food!
I also want to give video a go soon, but that is a whooooole different software ball game!
What software would you recommend for editing video? What do you think I could have done differently in the animation above?