Stop Motion Photography of your Cat | Sphynxlair

Stop Motion Photography of your Cat

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  1. Lisa Dobby

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    Has anyone here ever done any stop motion photography movies of your cat? If so I would love to see it... I have been thinking of doing one of our cat.... You would have to have a pretty fast action speed to catch them in focus... I have done some with stuffed animals... Not live ones...
     

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    Sorry Lisa i have not. Im lucky to be able to take regular digital pictures of them!:Dizzy:
     
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    Sure haven't. I had to google what it even meant! lol
     
  4. Lisa Dobby

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    Stop motion is when you take tons of pictures... Like 1000 pictures to create a movie that might be 1 minute in length... It gives it that old fashion black and white movie look.... If done well it looks really neat... You can do tricks like make the cat disappear in a frame and then bring him back into the frame like magic... Most claymation films are done in stop motion... But that is very complicated... I did one of my grandson and his 2 friends sitting on a bench... Then I brought in a stuffed animal skunk... The skunk was moved slightly in each frame to appear like he was moving towards them then he sprayed them and they freaked out and all fainted... It took us all afternoon and the kids loved it! We shot over 1000 digital photos to make it... I just think you could do some rather clever stuff with your cat... Maybe have him disappear into a wall... or have him magically dress himself... Or have his toy mouse come alive and attack him... The ideas are endless... I am toying with the idea of making one and if I do I will post it here so you all can see it... Although I am an amature... It would be just for fun and silly!
     
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    Sounds great. Your video turned out awesome!
     
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    Love your videos.
     
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    Clever stuff! I'm not technologicaly advanced enough to do these things! It was hard enough to spell the word!!!
     
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    I heard about a cheap trick on this... If you have a camera that can take good video:
    record at 45~60 frames/sec
    with a video editor you can delete every 2nd or 3rd frame... it gives you the stop motion look and feel while still working on subjects not know for standing still(like cats :Smile:)

    If you want creepy, you can delete 3-4 in a row -- it gives the 'jumpy' effect seen in Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula
     
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