It’s been a long time since I put up a stop-motion video. The first two I did were fun and had a nice view, but were mostly about the technology, not documenting anything. Ever since I’ve wanted to actually use it to show something tangible happening. Last weekend was the perfect chance – we were building a fence. I knew where it was going to be so framing wasn’t too hard. The technique is still the same as I documented here. I think my biggest revelation was when I realized that sometimes the best way to attach your camera to something is upside down – flipping all the shots at the end isn’t too hard. The biggest issues were taking my camera down every time we had to go somewhere (I get a little queasy touching my camera when I’m covered in mud) and a dead battery toward the end. Oh well – the most important stuff came out!
Archive for July, 2011