ok13, on 27 February 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:
I've scoured the Internet for everything you have written (in English) about your movie and watched the Behind-the-scene featurette several times. I understand you didn't use modern (digital) Nikon lenses but older lenses--it certainly appears that way in the featurette. I assume you used lenses with a manual aperture ring to prevent the flicker problem associated with lenses that have an automatic iris. Could you please tell *exactly* which Nikon lenses you used to make this movie?
Also, did you buy your gooseneck LED lamps at IKEA? After watching the featurette I went to IKEA and bought two to try out.
I used lenses with manual aperture to avoid light flickers, as you mentioned. I think there was a MicroNikkor, a 35mm lens and a 20mm lens. And that's all. It's impossible to make something good with modern lenses whose aperture is controled by the camera. You have slight light flickers. Older, mechanical lenses are the best for stopmotion !
And Yeah, haha, I found those lamps at Ikea. Very useful, you can adjust your lights very easily. And I also had colored... hum... "paper" (can't find the right word) to put on the lamps, for the different ambiances. Some shots were really long to stage. For exemple, the sunset shot took 1 day to prepare (only the light, no shooting). I think we were completely mad to do such things. Anyway, good experience. :)