Stop Motion

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February 10, 2013 by skyebecks

In the ADA Lesson on Friday 1st February, everybody gave a presentation about their ideas for the project and where they were so far. It was interesting to hear all the other ideas in the class and how everyone is at different stages in the module. Listening to all the presentations has motivated me to do more research and get on my blog a lot more.

One of the things that most people seemed to mention was Stop Motion and/or Time Lapse. These two were the most popular choices for the innovative technique you have to show in your website.

I asked what the difference between stop motion and time lapse? They are both very similar as they are both made up of a series / sequence of photographs that have been put together to ‘flow’ like a movie.

The main difference is that a time lapse is a constant thing. You use this to show a passing of time by taking a photograph every ten seconds (for example) for a few hours / days / weeks at a time. When you put these images together, it shows a passing of time, such as day into night for example. I really love the time lapses that show planes taking off and landing at the airport. I would like to go to an airport and try this out myself.

Stop motion isn’t restricted to time. You photograph a person/object in one pose and then you can take the time to re-position them/it before you take the next shot. Tim Burton uses stop motion a lot in his animated movies. Last Year’s Frankenweenie is a good example of this.

One of the other students discussed kinetic typography and a video was mentioned called the ‘Ikea Song’. I looked it up when I got home and discovered the funkiest, catchiest song ever! This is a great example of kinetic typography and it just makes you smile from start to finish!


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