I am working on a stopmotion short film, now it is in story, screenplay, storyboard and pre production stage...I am trying out new technique, the meterial which i am using for the models are not clay, electronic or toy...it is made out of pure papers.
Can anyone guide me...what are the important factors i should follow when i am doing stopmotion films, for example is there any software specially for stopmotion shoot, camera techniqe or any other informaitions which you feel will be help ful for me.
Cel-Action is supposedly THE software for stop motion animation. as for what to know. beats me.
Are you sure Cel-Action is a stop-motion program ?
I was under the impression it is geared toward cut-out type animation.
As far as i know 'The Big Knighs' by Mark Baker is made with it.
For info on stop-motion production these are good places to start:
whupps. been watching a south park marathon thats what i had in mind.
No problem :-)
Maybe it's animating paper cut-outs under the camera that he wants to do ?
At the school where i work we use software i developed myself for that purpose.
It's called 'Take5' and you can get info and download a demo here: http://www.cellsoft.be/
You need a (digital) camera, stand and lights to make good use of it.
There is a very handy 'lightbox'-feature to aid with that kind of animation.
If you give it a try, please let me know what you think about it.
I believe the software used is not critical for stop-motion. even Flash should work. I think someone used the animation feature of photoshop. Over here we use a program called CTP, but looks like nobody else knows it.