Zoetrope Tunnel, LIGHT TESTS.
Richard Roy, CCS instructor and very camera-savvy friend, is helpin' me out with the final shoot of my zoetrope elements. That'll be this coming Saturday morning. Each layer will be shot along-side a back-lit matte for clean compositing. Process: capture one frame in toplight, then capture one frame in backlight, animate, and repeat until 12 frames are captured. This means no green screen, and the greens will show up in the final composition just as I please.
- set ISO at 100 for controlled light situations like this, in studio settings
- always shoot video elements in medium-light situations; this leaves more information in the files for post-production correction if you please to turn up brightness or increase contrast
- with lighting, start as simply as possible, add more to fine-tune (bounces for soft light), and
leave room for yourself when access is necessary, i.e. stop motion animation :)
- get a lazy susan
- other stuff that I probably forgot already (when it comes back, which it will, I'll edit the post)