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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #1
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This is a short 2:30min film I made about a month back with my Canon XH-A1 called 'The Baked Apple'.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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I enjoyed that. It had a cool 'trippy factor'.

I would like to know how you did the bits that I assume weren't stop motion, but looked it... like when the actor was in the shot.

Nice work.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Dennis, glad you enjoyed it.

The process of animating a person is called Pixilation (basically the same as stop-motion only you're animating people instead of objects). What you do is position the actor, capture a frame, position actor, capture a frame, position actor, and so on. The shots I did in this film are very basic pixilation but with a little creativity and an extremely vigorous actor, one can pull off some fantastic shots. Norman McLaren's film 'Neighbors' is a great example - it's one of my all-time favorite films.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #4
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Thanks Dennis, glad you enjoyed it.

The process of animating a person is called Pixilation (basically the same as stop-motion only you're animating people instead of objects). What you do is position the actor, capture a frame, position actor, capture a frame, position actor, and so on. The shots I did in this film are very basic pixilation but with a little creativity and an extremely vigorous actor, one can pull off some fantastic shots. Norman McLaren's film 'Neighbors' is a great example - it's one of my all-time favorite films.

So are you saying the actor froze in a position, you took a shot, got them to move slightly more, took a shot etc?
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Old August 12th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #5
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Old August 12th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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Very cool! Great ending as well. How long did this take to shoot?

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Old August 12th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #7
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that was excellent, suspensful and somewhat disturbing.... you're ready for the horror genre

did you use a 35m adaptor or the stock lens on the A1?

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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #8
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Thanks guys - this film was a one day shoot and then a few weeks for the post. I just used the stock lens for this film. Glad you feel I'm ready for the horror genre Trish because I'm actually planning to write a horror film this fall/winter.
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Very cool! Visually stunning! But I must say the soundtrack was so annoying that I had to turn it down!
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 05:22 PM   #10
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yeah the visuals in this was amazing to me.I was trippin over here just trying to figure out how you pulled some of those shots and sequenses off. great work
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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #11
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Derrick: Thanks, glad you enjoyed the film and it's visuals.

Michael: Thanks too - sorry the sound annoyed you, it would help if you specified whether the annoyance was caused from a technical stand point or if it was because you simply did not care for the sounds. I forgot to compress the dynamic sound range after completion of the film so I think some of the higher pitch sounds may cause irritation when listened to loudly.
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