How to Make Stop-Motion Movies

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To make stop-motion movies, take individual pictures with a camera or video camera while making small movements with an object. Learn how tedious making a stop-motion movie can be with information from a TV and video producer in this free video on movie production.

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Making a stop motion movie is a very tedious process. There are a number of ways you can go about making a stop motion movie. Even if you don't have a video camera, you can make a stop motion movie. By taking pictures individually, moving objects. Taking more pictures. Moving an object, take a picture, move an object, take a picture. Now if you have a video camera, it's much easier. How do you go about doing that? Well, I'm going to show you. Let's take a look. As you can see here, we have Mr. Joe Schmoe. Mr. Joe Schmoe, I'm going to take him and I'm going to move him here. Move my hand out of the way. Move him here, move my hand out of the way. And as you can see, I just keep moving him slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly. And move my hand each time. And as you can see, it tends to appear after the post production process. Where we edit all these frames together and take my hand out from moving. As you can see now, it looks like Mr. Joe is actually moving around. When in effect, it was just stop motion video.


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