Thursday, 4 June 2015

Consideration Of Camera

Within animations there can be a variety of different camera shot. Each shot will have different kind of movements within the animation.

To shoot our animation we have placed the camera on a clamp and then positioned the camera over piece of paper where my animation will be taking place. We had to consider many different variables that may occur during the filming of our animation. 

We have decided to place the camera above the table surface by using a clamp, this has allowed us to place the drawn out animation underneath. having the clamp has allowed us to place our animation on a flat surface. this has helped us as now we don't have to stick the cut out onto a wall and have the risk of them falling off. With the animation being filmed on a flat surface there is a less risk of the cut outs to move drastically. 

As we have decided to place the camera above the worktop we now have to consider the different effect that the camera will do due to various different surroundings. 

As the camera is above the animation then the lighting in the room may cause the camera to cast a shadow onto the animation, we had to overcome this by chafing the positioning of the camera so there was no shadow over the top. we had moved away from any windows and waited for it go to dark before filming, this reduced the risk of the lighting being changed throughout the filming process. 

Another issue that we would have to consider throughout the filming of our animation would be the solidarty of the stand and the camera that is placed in the stand. we had to make sure that the camera would stay in one place so there is no movement while filming. We had to firmly put in place the stand with various different weights to make sure it didn't move or even fall over. If we did this wrong then the camera could fall and brake and then also ruin our animation. 
The last thing we had to consider was how we was actually going to film the animation, we didn't want any shadows of the person filming, or even the whole animation moving when we change the scene. We have decided to place down masking tape so each time that we changed the scene we would know where to exactly place the piece of A4 paper. when filming we all moved clear out of the lighting and stepped to one side. the prevents lighting change and also other body parts being in the camera shot. 

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