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December 3, 2005

test clip: dancing

by sven at 1:49 am

Yesterday afternoon I did a really neat film experiment in preparation for my final project in the Super8 class.

I set up a digital camera on a tripod and used the remote to take some photos of myself: full -body shots and head shots. I printed them out on an inkjet printer, enlarged them on the photocopier, pasted them to black cardstock, and cut out the bits I wanted to keep. On my desk, using my desklamp for lighting, I set up two pieces of black foamcore -- one for the backdrop, one for the ground. I have a scrap piece of wood with drill holes in it, which I put a dowel in. Then I taped the heads and bodies to the dowel and took more photos. I imported 54 stills into QuickTime as an image sequence at 6 frames-per-second...

And thus made an 8 second movie clip!

If you want, you can download the clip.

[Wow -- I think this is the first actual movie clip I've put on the Scarlet Letters blog!]


posted by sven | December 3, 2005 1:49 AM | categories: movies, stopmo