Goal: Your goal for this project is to create a 1 minute, 30 second minimum video using the animation technique of stop motion. You will use your DSLR camera to shoot your footage frame by frame. Your final project should also include a title slide with your name and the title of your piece, and an end slide with your class period, class name, and school year. (ex: 3rd Period Digital Art 2018-19)
Remember to set your camera to shoot in JPEG for this project ONLY! Your image settings can be found under your camera’s menu. Do not forget to set your image quality back to RAW after this project is complete!
Your final video can be more than 1 minute and 30 seconds—if you want it to be longer, then go for it!
You may use people, objects, or hand built items (dolls, clay, etc) for this project. See below for inspiration/examples. Your videos will work best if you set them up to run between 15-24 frames per second, depending upon how many total frames you create.
Here are some tips as you create your videos:
Keep it simple.
Try to keep everything consistent. (consistent lighting, consistent camera movements/angle, consistent exposure information.) Consider checking out a TRIPOD to work with.
Your best bet is to try to get all of your shots/ideas accomplished in the camera. This means if you have a special effect or action that you want to occur in the finished piece, shoot it correctly within the camera so that you don't have to devote extra time to post-processing.
You are not required to incorporate audio into your project, but you can do so if you wish as long as it is original content OR royalty free/creative commons. You are not allowed to use copyrighted music in your project PERIOD. We will talk about this more in class.
BE CREATIVE HAVE FUN WORK HARD GET EXCITED BLOW OUR MINDS
We will view and critique your final pieces in class!
DUE DATES: Please note that due dates are subject to change and if so, will be updated accordingly here on this online handout as well as OnCampus. Please pay attention during class for any announcements regarding deadline changes or extensions.
Monday, 1/28/19: Over the weekend, shoot at least 150 images toward your stop motion project. Rename your images lastname_firstname_p5_cs1_1, 2, etc. Create a contact sheet of your images labeled lastname_firstname_p5_cs1 and turn it into your Project 5-Stop Motion folder on Google Drive by the end of class.
Tuesday/Wednesday, 1/29 & 1/30/19 Completed storyboard packet for your project is due to me by the beginning of class.
Monday, 2/4/19: Shoot an additional 200 frames towards your project. You may shoot towards a new idea if you wish. Take the feedback you've receive and the experience you've gained this week and shoot towards your project.
You will import your images and create a contact sheet to turn in on Monday, 2/4. Rename your images lastname_firstname_p5_cs2_1, 2, etc. Label your contact sheet lastname_firstname_p5_cs2. Turn this in via Google Drive in your Project 5 folder.
Tuesday/Wednesday, 2/5 & 2/6/19: Individual check-ins during class. You should have at least 10 seconds of footage loaded into Adobe Premiere.
Friday, 2/8/19: You will turn in a 60 second (minimum) rough draft of your stop motion video by 4PM.
Save your animation as a .mov file and label it lastname_firstname_stop_motion_draft. Turn this into your Project 5 folder in Google Drive by 4pm for a grade.
Monday, 2/11/19: Over the weekend, shoot at least 100 more images towards your stop motion project.
You will import your images and create a contact sheet to turn in on Monday, 2/4. Rename your images lastname_firstname_p5_cs3_1, 2, etc. Label your contact sheet lastname_firstname_p5_cs3. Turn this in via Google Drive in your Project 5 folder.
Friday, 2/15/19 by 4PM: Final project saved to your Project 5-Stop Motion folder on Google Drive. Save your video as a .mov file and label as lastname_firstname_stop_motion_final.