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 🙂

Backstage: making of Tagliatelle pasta

Photo shooting on Sunday is starting to be a strong tradition for me. And I really like it!

But this time there was a last minute change of plan. Indeed, while I was starting to set up a Chrismas theme session, my wonderful wife said:

how about if I make Tagliatelle pasta? Would you like to take pictures of it?

Lucky me! I said yes, of course.

So I changed the setting and photograph the complete process: from the making of the dough to the final plated meal.

The gears

For the first time, I’ve used the brand new Tilt&Shift lens from Nikon, the PC-E 85mm f2.8

The lens fits quite good on my Leica SL, thanks to the Novoflex adapter SL/NIK. But as a beginner, it is also a bit tricky to use, although can be very creative and funny.

The light

A flash lamp on the right side and a fill-in light on the left, a very simple but well-balanced setup.

The backstage pictures

The happy ending

The best part of the shooting is when everything is done and I can finally eat this delicious homemade pasta1

I wish you a relaxing Sunday,
cheers, Sabino