Happy Valentines’s day in Stop Motion – How it is made, behind the scenes

Love is in the air, so Happy Valentine’s day, folks!

Today I’m sharing with you a cool animation in Stop Motion I’ve created for the company I work with, FANUC Europe, in Luxembourg, with the help of my wonderful colleagues.

How it is made – Behind the scenes

This is for me the first time I create something with this technique, stop motion, but I always loved to give it a try as. I find it very fresh and playful, but very effective if you want to spread out a simple message.

Basically is very simple to realize, but you need a lot of patience and, even more important, you should have the complete animation clear in your mind.

The main concept is to place the elements on the stage, take a picture and move on, step by step, frame by frame, and continue. At the end, you will have a big number of still images that, once placed on a timeline, in sequence, will create an animation.

The gears

The setting was just a Canon 5D mk III with the EF 24-70mm at 50mm f8 ISO 400, a led light on the side, a remote shutter and lots of creativity and fun.

The camera was fixed on the tripod and looking down in order to have a perfect top view. On the table, I marked the four corners so to always see the frame limits without the need of watching always the camera rear screen.

Post Production

It took around 3 hours to do the shooting, and another hour for the post editing in Adobe Lightroom first, to export the images in .jpg and then Adobe Premiere for assembling and editing the final video.

The video:

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And that’s all!

Cool isn’t?

Wish you a lovely romantic cheesy Valentine’s day,
thanks for reading (drop a comment if you like).

Sabino 🙂

Video Inspiration: Interview with photographer Alex Webb

Today, I want to give you some sort of photography inspiration, inviting you to watch this beautiful interview with Alex Webb, the famous Magnum photographer, a strong reference and inspiration for my photography.

If you ask me, which famous photographer you would love to be, if you could turn yourself into it, I would surely answer, Alex Webb.

If you do, or like street photography, you will find this video really inspirational and full of interesting comments. The way he uses vibrant colours and creates multilayers images is exactly what I want to achieve in my photography and also I find a lot of me in the way he conceives his photos.  There is so much life his photos, that each of them can stand alone and tell a long story!

I definitely love him as a photographer and i clearly take inspiration from his style. Now I leave you to this nice interview.


Interview with photographer Alex Webb

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Now I’d like to know, who are the photographers that inspire you, instead?

Please leave a comment, if you wish.

Grazie,
Sabino

Traveling with a Leica M – my ideal set (VIDEO)

Tonight I gave myself a little last minute “cadeau” to complete my Leica M travel set: the small Skopar Voigtlander 21mm f4 that goes like a complete kit consisting of Summicron M 28mmf 2 ASPH, Summicron M 50mm f2 and Elmarit M 90 f2.8, all on the beautiful Leica M typ 262

Watch the video with the unboxing of the Voigtlander

thanks for watching,

a presto,
Sabino

In viaggio con la Leica M – Il mio set ideale (VIDEO)

Stasera mi sono concesso un piccolo “cadeau” last minute per completare il mio set da viaggio Leica M: il piccolo Voigtlander Skopar 21mm f4 che va cosi a completare il corredo composto da: Summicron M 28mmf 2 ASPH, Summicron M 50mm f2 e Elmarit M 90 f2.8, il tutto sulla splendida Leica M typ 262.

Guarda il video con l’unboxing del Voigtlander

Per oggi è tutto,

a presto,
Sabino

Food photography with a Leica M? Yes we can!

Italy is the heaven for genuine food and whenever I travel to visit my family in my hometown Mola di Bari, Puglia, I’m always tempted to organize a Food photography shooting taking the chance of having fresh fruits and vegetables from my parent’s farm and amazing prepared food from the best chef in the world: my mom! :-p

But I always change my mind as I’m annoyed to carry over big and heavy equipment as for instance, the Canon 5D III, the EF 100mm macro and the EF 24-70mm IS II, for a short and relaxing stay of few days. Recently I’ve paired my DSLR equipment with a Leica M typ 262 and, whenever I travel, that’s my camera to go, other than I want it to become my only equipment for any usage.

I know this will be a challenge, but the more i discover the rangefinder world, the more i love it, and the more i use it.

I was enjoying the time in my sunny Puglia and my father, who knows what I like and what I need, showed me a picture he took whit his iPhone, of a little pomegranate on a nice, old, “ugly” wooden banquet. The overall look and feel of the picture was really interesting for me as for long time I was looking for a wooden background like that, with a natural feel but strongly marked by the time.

But I was there, with “only” my Leica M and a Summicron M 50mm f2 and the Tele-Elmarit M 90mm f2.8 in my bag and I could not take the banquet with me on the way back to Luxembourg… and the good fresh food was there too… the opportunity was too tempting…

why not give the Leica M a try? Even if i could not get close without a macro lens…

So I’ve prepared a very simple set, with the banquet, a light reflector made with a standard aluminium foil and mounted the camera on the tripod right on top of the food.

Food photography set

 

In this video i’m just showing some behind the scenes and the final result, after some post production improvements with Adobe Lightroom.

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Fresh raw walnuts on a wooden background

Fresh raw walnuts on a wooden background

Fresh raw chestnuts on a wooden background

Fresh raw chestnuts on a wooden background

Fresh raw tomatoes on a wooden background

Fresh raw tomatoes on a wooden background

Fresh raw tomatoes on a wooden background

Fresh raw tomatoes on a wooden background

Raw fresh zucchini on a wooden background

Raw fresh zucchini on a wooden background

Delicious slice of fresh pecorino cheese from Italy

Delicious slice of fresh pecorino cheese from Italy

Natural leaves of Aloe Vera plant

Natural leaves of Aloe Vera plant

Cute small pomegranate on wooden background

Cute small pomegranate on wooden background

Fresh raw red mullet on wooden background

Fresh raw redfish on wooden background

Traditional pasta with stuffed mussels and tomato sauce, typical from Puglia

Traditional pasta with stuffed mussels and tomato sauce, typical from Puglia

Traditional stuffed mussels with tomato sauce, typical from Puglia

Traditional stuffed mussels with tomato sauce, typical from Puglia

Typical taralli snack from Apulia region in Italy

Typical taralli snack from Apulia region in Italy

Typical taralli snack from Apulia region in Italy

Typical taralli snack from Apulia region in Italy

Sasanelli, delicious traditional pastries from Puglia, Italy

Sasanelli, delicious traditional pastries from Puglia, Italy

Fresh baked bread on a wooden table

Fresh baked bread on a wooden table

Bocconotti, traditional home made pastries from south of italy

Bocconotti, traditional home made pastries from south of italy

Bocconotti, traditional home made pastries from south of italy

Bocconotti, traditional home made pastries from south of italy

 

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