Any tips for stop motion?
Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:57 PM
Any other advice you have would be great!
Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:53 PM
Jumping is easy if you can use photoshop. I'm sure there are tutorials around - I have seen a few on Youtube - that show how to make people and objects fly through the air. I'd assume spaceship battles could be done very much the same way - though depending on the scale and the desired effect I'm not sure exactly how difficult that would be. Watch behind the scenes footage of the original Star Wars - they had to use 'low tech' special effects to achieve what they needed to, which is basically how you would achieve them today. Either that or greensceen it!
Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:16 AM
Beyond that, just take the time needed to pull it off. There is no worse feeling than to finish filming and realize your footage is bad.
Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:21 AM
Very good youtube page: http://www.youtube.c.../15/0XrRJAiIepY
Thanks for posting that link, I am going to use some of his points to help me in my stop motion work.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:44 AM
One more thing, similar to droids, how would you make it look like children are walking.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:52 AM
You can see how it makes to turn, that would be the idea to make it work, making small turns.
Sorry for my bad English.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:13 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:21 PM
Also: Not really related to stop motion but... how does one go around infringing copyright and using starwars music and getting away with it?
Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:30 PM
I think (and I am in no way qualified as a lawyer) that as long as your not making money out of the video and its purely as a hobby you shouldnt have too many problems.
Also, I noticed with one video that I uploaded which included a tune by Taio Cruz in the background - Youtube automatically recognised the tune and put a link to where you can legally pay for and download the tune - so its possibly seen as a good source of advertising by some artists.
Someone else slightly more knowledgable on the subject might well disagree but with Star Wars music you should generally be okay !
Duck and Quackingproductionco accepts no responsibility if anyone follows this advice and gets sued!
Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:57 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:41 PM
I think (and again stress that I am no expert!) that it would generally follow the same principle as Star Wars music - where if its not for profit you might get away with it.
I did try and read up about copyright during my lunch hour. Generally the law seems pretty clear - if something is copyrighted you have to have permission from the copyright holder to use it.
Some (but not all) countries have a "fair use" policy, where you are allowed to use a clip of music for example - but it seems that it has to make up the minority of what you are producing (i.e. your whole video couldn't just be a clip from actual star wars!), not be for profit, and not be damaging to the copyright holder (going to reduce sales). However, its best to check your own countries law regarding this.
Unless you could argue fair use, you do run the risk of being sued if the copyright holder felt it necessary to press charges. In my own view, a brickflick is probably not going to be particularly damaging to Star Wars and so this would be very unlikely, but its not impossible. Most likely, if there was a complaint your video would be removed or muted.
That is my own understanding - basically it is at your own risk you upload something with a copyrighted tune in it to youtube.
Again, it is probably best to generally ignore my advice as its probably wrong, but just sharing some thoughts on it!)
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