Stop-motion fun

After some thought I bought a cheap 5€ remote release for my Canon E1000D digital camera and we were ready to go. I mounted the camera on top of an old tripod (that lacks a few screws and the crank thanks to my kids), connected the remote release, focused and started shooting. This page shows a few small fun projects we did that way.

Things to take care of:

  • don't touch/kick the tripod
  • don't try it without a remote release (you will move the camera with the built-in release)
  • try to ensure a constant lighting (daylight tends to change)
  • make very very small moves each frame

Click on the below thumbnails for the animated GIF stop-motion.

3 thoughts on “Stop-motion fun

  • 2011-05-13 at 23:25

    Been thinking about trying to create some stop motion clips for a while myself. My son is wild with train toys. Would have been cool to locate some good old steam engine sounds and create a little home made train toy video.

  • 2012-07-25 at 16:22

    Gifs are an underappreciated art form! Will you be making anymore animations?

    • 2012-07-25 at 17:24

      During summertime I prefer taking photos outside. But when the winter comes back in Germany I will surely spend time with the kids and a cable release. There is an entire web site dealing with animated GIFs… not sure if any of that qualifies as "art" though. 🙂


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