Our first and worst testing was holding the camera and each time taking a picture of each step. Even though we decided that the whole camera screen would be taken up by A4 piece of paper our animation was on. when we went looked at the part we had filmed we had noticed no matter how hard we tired to line the camera up it constantly moved. this was our worst attempt as we felt instead of actually watching what was going on in the animation, you was adjusting your eyes more to the angle of the camera shot.
Here are 3 different shots from the first Camera test shot. you can tell how the A4 piece of paper moves across the screen.
Our second Camera shot testing was almost perfect. we decided that we would use a clamp to hold the camera still and in place. we placed masking tape around the A4 piece of paper to make sure when we changed scene the paper would be in the same place. However where we had decided to set up the camera was what caused the problem. We had set it up in front of a window. while filming a section of our animation we didn't notice the changing in lighting as we was in the same room with the light on. The weather outside when dark and light repeatedly causing a different lighting for each different camera shot we took. This gave each individual picture a different lighting contrast making the whole clip look tacky.
- Masking tape
Here are 3 different shots that where taken through the process of the second camera test shot. you can clearly see on the blue background that the lighting has changed in each shot.
Our last Camera test shooting was our most successful and is the one we shall be using to film our animation. we took our information from our second testing as we felt that went really well but the lighting caused us the problem. We moved away from any windows and also waited for it to go dark outside. we felt it it was dark then there cannot be any light changed coming from anywhere apart from the actual light bulb itself. We set this all up in a room where there is a 'daylight' light which will also give good lighting. Masking tape was also again used so we knew exactly where to place each piece of paper. and the clamp was used to hold the camera in place. when we took each shot we all moved out of the light. we stood to the side of the camera and took the picture. We decided to move out the way as we felt out shadows would be shown on the animation if the lighting was behind us. This was our last camera shot testing and felt it came out with a very strong image.
- Masking tape
These are 3 shots that was taken from the last camera testing we did. As you can see the picture is very clear in all these, but most of all in all three you can see the picture is the same and also the lighting is the same making it a very clear camera shot on each.