Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stop Motion Animation - Nine Creative and Easy Techniques

If you want to draw some stop motion animation but do not know what to do This article will help. Often people think that you have to spend endless hours drawing the same numbers over and over again with a slight change is only one among all the graphic. While this is true and there are a lot of innovative technologies that you can use to draw the animation is fun and interesting without repeating endless. This article shows you nine techniques.

You can do all of these techniques with very few tools. Apart from any matters necessary to stop-motion animation, such as camera, computer and some free programs will be able to do these things with paper, pencil and eraser or the preferred method for dry erase board. I prefer the dry erase board because it is very easy to take advantage of and erase things as you go.

1 - the text and the words on this point is that the movement of a message or story and the text is a great tool to do so. You can write words and sentences directly on your work area. You can do so in a manner animation by adding letters or words in the same time.

2 - Drawing the background and this is often overlooked in animation but a good background or even a simple background adds a level of depth to the story you tell. You can move or simply leave as is with no movement at all.

3 - This is a simple proposal is a way of drawing an object on the field of work, and take a picture, and its disappearance and re-drawing in a new location. This proposal of the object simulates movement and is very effective and easy to do. It can be as simple as rain drops are making progress on the work surface or the ball bouncing across the screen.

4 - Growth - add lines and features of thought in this matter is something growing right before your eyes. Trees and plants make good themes for this purpose. You can draw a line, take a picture, to extend the line, take another picture, and so on until the full and harmonious development. You can also reverse this method and the things that may shrink in size. You can scan and capture images on small batches.

5 - Anthropomorphism: taking human form to express things you can draw simple human shapes that are very expressive. They do not have to be complex and even stick figures and simple will do. But it will give you a very wide range of expression from shock to excitement and happiness as well as the full range of human feelings.

6 - vary the speed of what is happening and this is an important tool. You have to remember that things do not occur in all the same rate of speed so you should vary your drawings to reflect this. Characters can run or walk, and items can move slow or fast. A flower grows slowly and a rock falls from the sky quickly. Space your drawings to reflect these differences in speed.

7 - different camera angle or zooming and panning you can zoom or pan movement without moving the camera or in the workspace. This is a really neat technique that will make your video more interesting and more attractive. To zoom in on an object you draw is simply the steps that are larger and larger, and while you do this you do the same toward the center of the workspace. If you have painted the background you can move to the left or right to simulate panning.

For a fixed 8 - Is it going to multiple events in many cases, when making an animated picture, it is easy for one character to a central, but if you want to make your animation more interesting it must be remembered that more than one thing can be move at any moment, even if only because of the wind is blowing.

9 - Tell a story and this is the most important method, and must give it much thought. Is to stop the whole movement lies. This is the reason behind what is happening in the animation and gives the viewer for a good reason to continue watching. If the viewer knows the story unfold it is more likely to stick with the video to see how it turns out.

Stop-motion animation is a wonderful creative pursuit and you do not need a lot of materials and tools needed to make some major movements. You do not need to draw hundreds of images that are merely repeated, with slight changes. With a little thought and creativity you can make some that are easy and enjoyable.

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