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Posted by DizzyDoo, on 2006-01-04 14:07:15
Sets in General
Hi i'm new here!
This is the situation, my friend and I have our camera, our software, our clay, our time and enthusiasim in making a stop motion movie. One thing we wish we didn't have was a small amount of space. We can't make lots of sets, and having tried it on my desk just proved how bad it really looked without some backdrop or something. Are there any alternatives in which we can have 'as good as' things instead of large sets? How about greenscreening? Any free or cheap programs that can do that easily?
Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Posted by slothpaladin, on 2006-01-04 16:41:18
By cheap do you mean cheeper then After Effects? If so you can try out CompositeLab:
but how are you going to create the background, making convincing composites is hard work
and if you want to go the greenscreen route you might want a basic set expanded with a greenscreen
sky, much like Marc's Zombie Pirates
Posted by DizzyDoo, on 2006-01-05 09:48:41
Hmm, my try a few things out. No other ideas?
Posted by Pohjavirta, on 2006-01-06 11:05:12
Painted or printed backdrop could work most easily, if you can mix some real stuff in front of it. If you keep backdrop out of focus it could be painted or pritted rafly. Mosty important thing is keep colours balanced with front (real) materials and make lighting similar as in backdrop painting. For good blue/greenscreen you need good camera, better than webcam or DVcam.
Posted by DaveHettmer, on 2006-01-05 13:26:59
www.StopMotionMaker.com does compositing cheap. Not used it myself yet, but it's rumored to work nicely.