STOP MOTION ANIMATION, THE EASY WAY

Stop motion animation, one of the oldest special effects, makes the impossible seem real. But the tedious process — move the model, take a picture, repeat thousands of times — discourages citizen film makers with non-obsessive patience levels.

I recently discovered iStopMotion, Mac software that automates the process and works with any camera that can capture QuickTime. iStopMotion features a transparent preview that lets you superimpose the previous frame over the current one before you shoot. This alone helps enormously. The Time Lapse feature shoots frames continuously at a specified interval, and Speech Recognition lets you say “Capture” instead of

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Cartoons have deposited in the KGB

About 30 people were in the square chain along Independence Avenue, holding portraits of political prisoner Alyaksandr Kozulin, businessman Victor track and youth activist Andrei Kim. The rally lasted about 20 minutes. Some passers-by, which was much in this time on the area, approached the picketers.The policemen drove into the courtyard of the Palace of the Republic three paddy wagons, watching the picketers were operational and movies. But the protesters were not touched.UCP chairman Anatoly Lebedko Pronunciation:

"I think we can only solidarity to fight this regime, with its aggressive attitude towards its citizens. That’s what our mental victory: we

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A. Stuk: I gave sanction

Deputy City Attorney explained that the searches carried out in the framework of criminal case for insult and innuendo Alexander Lukashenko, which filed in August 2005 cartoons on the web for political content.Alexey Knock said he can not reveal all the details criminal case and this incident, but according to him, consequently considered that in this case journalists affiliated with the creators of satirical cartoons and promote the flow of the product on the web.What still concerns computers, audio equipment and media disk imaging, they will remain in the prosecutor’s office will continue until trial.

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Solar eclipse of May 21, 2012 satellite view Electro-L

Russian weather satellite "Electro-L" is located in geostationary orbit at an altitude of 36 kilometers. It has been successfully operating for over two years, and every 30 minutes, takes a picture of the entire disk of the planet Earth with high detail to 1 km per pixel. In the archives I found the satellite images which capture the solar eclipse 20-21 May 2012. I bring to your attention the processed image and the animation of the event.

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Happy New Year!

On the last day of the year master sand animation gives viewers a New Year gift — his first animation work done is not in the technique of sand animation.

— This is an experimental technique of the exploitation of which I worked for the last time. You could say that my dream come true — to draw the snow — smiles Kseniya Simonova — I admit, at the moment, this technique captivated me completely, it allows you to reveal my snowy, Russian soul. It is full of the winter, in fact — a painting of winter, my

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Scores of Russian animation

At that time, as the Russian cinema can not even go out to self-sufficiency, Russian animation, not only pays for itself in the past few years, but in 2010 showed a 300% ROI!

Investments in animation last few years (only public) hovered around 200-300 mln. Almost always able to help out a comparable amount at the box office.

In 2010, it was highlighted with 200 million, and collected 721.9 million rubles!

As a good and even profitable business to invest pleased then in 2011 to the budget 257 million rubles according to the

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In Suzdal came cartoons

In Suzdal started XVIII Open Russian Festival of Animated Film. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the administration of Vladimir region, and will last until March 3.

This year, the number of films submitted for selection, broke all records — 179 works! For the competition in six categories selected 104 films 30 student works 10 debut, 33 — in the category "Short meter", 17 — series (of which show on the series), 10 samples were applied animation.

Domestic animation created so many feature films that they first be

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Solar eclipse of May 21, 2012 view from satellite Electro-L

Russian weather satellite "Electro-L" is located in geostationary orbit at an altitude of 36 kilometers. It has been successfully operating for over two years, and every 30 minutes, takes a picture of the entire disk of the planet Earth with high detail to 1 km per pixel. In the archives I found the satellite images which capture the solar eclipse 20-21 May 2012. I bring to your attention the processed image and the animation of the event.

 

Gif animation (1.2 mb)

In the source you can see the animation in a larger

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Happy New Year!

On the last day of the year master sand animation gives viewers a New Year gift — his first animation work done is not in the technique of sand animation.

— This is an experimental technique of the exploitation of which I worked for the last time. You could say that my dream come true — to draw the snow — smiles Kseniya Simonova — I admit, at the moment, this technique captivated me completely, it allows you to reveal my snowy, Russian soul. It is full of the winter, in fact — a painting of winter, my favorite

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Scores of Russian animation

At that time, as the Russian cinema can not even go out to self-sufficiency, Russian animation, not only pays for itself in the past few years, but in 2010 showed a 300% ROI!

Investments in animation last few years (only public) hovered around 200-300 mln. Almost always able to help out a comparable amount at the box office.

In 2010, it was highlighted with 200 million, and collected 721.9 million rubles!

As a good and even profitable business to invest pleased then in 2011 to the budget 257 million rubles according to the

Continue reading Scores of Russian animation

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