Idea: Compile a stop-motion video using just my camera and computer software. The pictures will be compiled in Adobe Photoshop to create moving gif images. These compiled gif images will then be moved into Adobe Fireworks where they will all be combined into one video. The manner in which I compile the video will probably change to allow for a playable video with better quality than the web-safe gif file will allow me.
With the videos will be sound of some sort- I have many friends in the music scene and they would be more than willing to compile a short composition to which I would assemble the video directly to the best of my ability.
The video will not be staged, all the scenes I find will happen on their own.
Concept: The videos will deal with four different elements-
-Interaction of all three
In addition to these videos dealing with these different elements, there will be an over lying concept with all the videos. This concept will develop itself as I compile these moving images and arrange them in a meaningful manner.
I believe that my photographic style will take this concept on very well.
Research- Stop-Motion on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J89sqxmF5a4 - Interview with a stop motion artist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqtTiuCV7Q - How to do a stop motion
Here is a link to a test gif I put together using some sequences I have obtained.
Week 1 (this week): Start exploration of tripod based shots with moving the camera and utilizing focus/zoom functions to direct the viewers attention in a certain way. Further idea building for "element" in the videos.
Week 2 (March 1-7): Keep compiling shots, and propose to a few friends for them to do the sound/music for the videos.
Week 3 (March 8-14): Focus on one subject (i.e. Humans) and have a rough finished version by the end of the week.
Week 4 (March 15-21):
Week 5 (March 22-28):
Week 6 (March 29-April 4):
Week 7 (April 5-11):
Week 8 (April 12-18):
Week 9 (April 19-25): Video tightening, moving frames and making sure the videos are tight.
Week 10 (April 26-May 2):