Recap and Reminders
Conditions for continuing on to A2:
• 100% attendance for the rest of this term.
• Stop Motion project completed.
• Summer Project completed.
What is stop motion?
• a cinematographic technique whereby the
camera is repeatedly stopped and started, for
example to give animated figures the impression of
• For example an object is moved in small increments
between individually photographed frames,
creating the illusion of movement when the series of
frames is played as a continuous sequence.
• The time-lapse technique is where still photographs
of a live surrounding are taken at regular intervals
and combined into a continuous film.
• When played at normal speed, time appears to be
moving faster and thus lapsing.
• Processes that would normally appear subtle to the
human eye, e.g. the motion of the sun and stars in
the sky, become very pronounced.
A History to Stop Motion
• Edward Muybridge in 1878: http://youtu.be/Yib9JhsNIQQ
Ross Ching (timelapse and stop motion)
What makes a good stop
• Having a lot of images so that its smooth
• Using text
• Something with a story
• Patience – as a photographer
• Detailed plan
• Good lighting
• Different angles
• Good models / animated figues
Your Task today
• Working in groups (3/4 people) start to plan and
storyboard what stop motion you would like to create.
• What Resources will you need to do it?
• What role will you play in your group.
• Remember you are a photographer and must show that
you are using your camera skilfully. This is a test of your
• Take into consideration the lighting that you set up or the
time of day and conditions of light if you are shooting in
• Use a tripod
• Set your camera to its lowest resolution (medium)
• Set up your shot – angle/perspective
• Fix ISO to 100 – smoothest possible grain.
• Using Manual exposure M, set your aperture and shutter speed so
that the light meter is on 0.
• Change to manual focus and focus the camera.
• You will roughly need between 10 - 20 images for every second of
Making your video
• Use the tutorial on the Blog under the Stop Motion
Label or go to: http://youtu.be/K5yBaQuPi64