What is stop motion and why should you use it?
When I created a stop motion for a wine company, I had so many people ask me "How did you do that?!"
Stop motion isn't a new technique but it regaining popularity on social media. It's an eye-catching way to tell a story that is more surreal than a regular video as it allows for all the objects to come to life.
There are a few ways you can create stop motion videos, such as graphics, photos and, if you've ever seen Wallace & Gromit, clay!
Here's a fun (and delicious) stop motion video I made from a series of photos for wine-soaked chocolate dipped strawberries.
So how did I make this video?
This video was a series of photographs taken by a camera on a tripod. Since I was both the "hand model" and photographer, I used a wireless trigger to take each photo.
I then edited the images in Photoshop and used Premiere Pro to make the video. Each photo, or frame, displays for around one second.
Tips for making your first stop motion:
Storyboard your stop motion first, especially if dealing with food.
Top-down shooting works really well for this kind of video and looks impressive.
Use a tripod and wireless trigger if you're going to be doing everything yourself.
Blue Tack can stop objects from moving or rolling around.
Use tape to mark out the edges of the frame in your scene so you don't have to keep checking the view finder.
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