Beautiful and Creative Examples of Stop Motion Animation

Beautiful and Creative Examples of Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation is one of simplest and traditional form of animation technique used for animating inanimate things. Just like a cartoon animation, a physical object is moved in small amounts between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when a series of images played in a continuous sequence on a video playback system. It may sound very easy, but this process is always time consuming and the final result will not be as fluid as a captured video. But there are areas in which you can or have to use stop motion technique. This simple technique has inspired many to produce lovely creative animation videos.

A Short Love Story In Stop Motion from Carlos Lascano

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate

Florian from Andrew Gibbs

Fat City Reprise – Long Gone from Cesar Kuriyama

White Winter Hymnal from Grandchildren

Adobe Photoshop Cook from Lait Noir

automatic from ricfortune

Hoedown from Rodeo from Eleanor Stewart

My Paper Mind from Javan Ivey

 
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Skin Re-touching in Autodesk Combustion

Skin Re-touching in Autodesk Combustion

Skin retouching is mostly used for photographs, but rarely used with videos. Doing it with photographs is much easier than with a video. A photograph is a single image whereas a video is made up of many such images called frames and each frame is dissimilar to each other. There could be 15 to 30 frames in a one-second video. Thus making the task of skin re-touching in a video near to impossible. In this tutorial, we will see how to re-touch skin of an actor to remove blemishes and scars with the help of Autodesk Combustion 2008.

 
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Best Quartz Composer Tutorials

Best Quartz Composer Tutorials

Quartz Composer is a powerful tool for processing and rendering graphical data. You can use it easily for manipulating any type of graphics in real time. It uses node based visual programming language and can be easily adopted by non-programmer due to it simplicity. It uses OpenGL, OpenCL in new Mac OS X, Core Image, Core Video, JavaScript, and other technologies. You can drag and drop, link nodes and play with values to create amazing graphics. Using Quartz Composer you can create Screen Savers, iTunes Visualizers, UI for applications, by conjunction with Cocoa. To use Quartz Composer, install Xcode developer tools from your Mac OS X disc.

 
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Amazing Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Videos

Amazing Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Videos

Selective focus through the tilt of lens is often used to simulate a miniature scene. This effect (sometimes also known as dollhouse effect, tilt-shift effect, etc) can be easily obtained by using high-end cameras which allow tilting of the lens. Apart from using specialized cameras/lenses to simulate miniature effect, basic digital after treatment can give similar results and offer greater flexibility. As shown in our previous tutorial, you can easily choose the region that is sharp and the amount of blur. Furthermore, these options can be made after the actual shoot.

 
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After Effects Polaroid Tutorial

After Effects Polaroid Tutorial

When your digital photos are displayed like Polaroid, they look more eye-catching. But did you ever used it for videos? This tutorial will teach you to create a simple Polaroid effect which will give your video a vintage look.

 
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Adobe After Effects Tutorial: Create a Dissolving Text Reveal

Adobe After Effects Tutorial: Create a Dissolving Text Reveal

In this tutorial we will create beautiful dissolving painted letters which are enclosed within a glass.

 
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