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Lego Stop Motions Answered

Does anyone here make stop motions? I made my first one today. The program I used was called FrameByFrame. It's easy to use, but it destroyed the quality of the pictures.

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Sorunome
Sorunome

9 years ago

Why is this in the knex category? xD
It's cool anyways :)

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seanthesheep101
seanthesheep101

9 years ago

I'm making a couple today, I'm not sure if I can put it on here but I will try Tomorow, coz its really cool

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ajleece
ajleece

12 years ago

I would ask why this is in the K'Nex forum, but then I saw who posted it.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

and we dont have a lego forum as well.

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Masterdude
Masterdude

Reply 9 years ago

One would expect that if they have a K'nex forum, they'd have a Lego forum. I wonder why they don't. There are some lego entries and I'bles posted, probably enough for it to have its own forum.

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kwintisolo12234
kwintisolo12234

9 years ago

i also make stopmotion films. check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEwsNHoLbDI

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

I do, I use my video camera's stop motion feature

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lemonie
lemonie

12 years ago

They are showing some good quality Lego animations.
Maybe it's partly down to your camera & lighting? I notice that your camera (or Lego) moves about and it's not that bright.

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 12 years ago

Could be, as I don't have a tripod. I'll try it again sometime with different conditions.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 12 years ago

Brighter lighting can help. What sort of camera are you using? L

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 12 years ago

Cannon Powershot.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 12 years ago

That sounds good, does the FrameByFrame software add compression? I might have downloaded it but I don't have a Mac - are there any quality settings that might give a better result (like on the site)? L

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 12 years ago

Yes, I chose the highest quality exporting settings. Then I imported that into iMovie, to add the music. Then compressed in iMovie under high quality settings again. Uploaded to youtube, which probably made the quality worse. I think what might have ruined it, was, I took the pictures fast and maybe the camera didn't have a chance to focus. I might re-do this later today.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 12 years ago

Aye, it might just be the final compression and YouTubing that did it. Have a look for camera tripod (& other pod) Instructables, there are a few good ones. L

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 12 years ago

I have determined that it was the program. I loaded the pics on my computer and they all looked great. I imported them into the program, and they looked horrible. I'll have to buy istopmotion.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 12 years ago

Right, you think maybe they've been 'cheating' a bit with their demonstration clips? L

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bakenbitz
bakenbitz

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks for all the help.

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

12 years ago

Awesome, i wish i was a good cameraman

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

12 years ago

Thats actually pretty nice. I wanted to try one sometime.