Hi there, I've got some questions about frame rate (Frames per second). This kind of question makes my head hurt a bit, and I hope I can get some clarity here. I'm doing a stop-motion film, I use…Continue
You don't mention what camera you're using to capture with, nor what you're using for compositing the green screen. These would be key info to understand the blotchiness.
I started out my first tests with a webcam…"
"This is great! The direction made it easy to understand what was going on. The design of the characters, including the wardrobe clothing, really was able to set the piece in its time period.
Can you describe how this movie has…"
"I'd like to help, as well as others, but could you be more specific about how you exported the movie? Specifically:
What software did you use to export?
Did you render the movie uncompressed, and then compressed it afterwards? If so, what…"
"Yeah, I remembered that after my post. Wear Black shirts, and marking the floor with tape where you stand to click the frame grab can help.
My production is 100% LEDs, but I dont' know enough about LED tech to know that they …"
"Thanks for answering those questions. I'm using ball and sockets. Clothing on my characters definitely interferes with the armature as well, Especially when I adjust the joints to be loose on the arms. The cloth can bind and force the arms…"
"I wanted to chime in on my own personal experience with flickering, and what solved it for me.
I had flickering when I was shooting in the following manner:
I was mistakenly using the 'AE' setting to film with my Canon EOS…"
"I really love the look of this! The faces look to be very expressive. Are you using clay for eyelids?
The clothing looks very well done. I know from personal experience how time-consuming it is to make clothing for such small figures.
"The creature movement is top notch! The held poses and movements were great. Well-married with the video footage.
What's your plans for this piece? Doing festivals or anything? There are robust horror-themed short festivals out there,…"
"This input has been helpful everybody, I appreciate it. It answered my question and at the root of it is: it's a style decision.
I've decided that it's best to stick with 2's for everything. I've found that generated…"
"I feel that frame rates are a crucial component in the overall style or feel of an animation. For example, LAIKA (24fps) vs. Aardman (24fps on 2s). I prefer to stick with one frame rate, usually 24fps on 2s, because it looks more animated or…"
"Bear in mind that if you animate in two's but move your camera every frame, then on alternate frames the camera will move but the puppet won't, so will appear to move backwards, giving a very unpleasant jerkiness. So the rule is, if…"
"Thanks, Maddog. I didn't know that about DCP. In any case, I doubt I will need one but it's possible I will for festivals. We'll find out when I'm done, I guess.
Camera moves are not an issue at 2's (12fps) because my…"
"DCP can be 24 or 30. It CAN'T be fractional (23.976 or 29.97)
Personally, I like animating characters at 10 or 12 fps. But camera moves must be at least 24 fps or they get really juttery.
So I recommend continuing to shoot stop motion at 12.…"
"I'd like to get a better grasp on your question: when you say, "Is 3D Printing joints the best method for stop motion?" That sounds like you wonder if your armature should be 3d Printed?
If That's correct, then I guess it…"
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