Audio & Editing
This week, we went full steam ahead with finishing our video for the Kindness Ninja.
The video will be a compilation of stop motion clips that Jackie and I filmed over the course of one week. We did this using our super innovative, expensive, very scientific set up using baskets, wrapping paper, and pieces of wood. The pieces of paper used to animate are hand drawings done by Jackie and I.
I first learned stop motion in March of 2015 when I joined the animation afters program at Glenville elementary school where we produced "The Dance Forest" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILXnJoY1eA.
The strategies that we use while creating stop motion pictures are:
1: Lighting. You have to make sure that you have consistent lighting throughout the entire video.
2: Smooth. You also have to make sure that you aren't moving the drawing too fast and that there is enough time to read what is being said in speech bubbles or just to understand how this pertains to the audio.
3: Lastly, the audio. The audio is probably the most important part of a stop motion picture as it explains what is going on and what the message of the film is.
To record our audio we took a trip upstairs to my super expensive, high quality, next-level, "recording studio", my room... We hooked up my Blue Yeti microphone to OBS, Open Broadcasting Software, and talked away.
To finish off this design "sesh" we compiled all of the footage and audio into iMovie and created the finished product of our film.
AND HERE'S THE VIDEO! https://youtu.be/cHyz5UjT7DI
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