Hi, this is Jay P. Morgan. Today on The Slanted Lens, master stop motion photographer Trisha Zemp is back, and she’s going to teach you how to shoot for both square and horizontal format at the same time. Trisha’s clients request both square and horizontal stop motion 99% of the time. We’re also happy to be launching our newest stop motion download- Stop Motion Advanced Workshop with Trisha Zemp.
Shooting Square and Horizontal Stop Motion Videos
Shooting square and horizontal allows you to use the same video on multiple platforms. There are two ways to do it.
Doing this means that you’ll need to keep the key elements of the video in the middle.
So in the B&H stop motion video we’re creating here, we’ve kept the B&H logo in the middle, and the other logos will come and go on the sides.
Use the Full Height
The second way to shoot a stop motion video in both square and horizontal format at the same time is to take up the full height of the sensor of your camera.
With this method you will have extra space that you can fill with additional motion, but normally this will just be extra background.
Trisha made guidelines so that she could see both of the different formats. The Dragonframe stop motion software allows you to turn those guides on and off. Doing this allows you to have a live view of what you’re setting up and shooting, which will help keep things moving along more smoothly. She cut out all the logos and then lined them up using live view, keeping that B&H logo in the middle of her frame. It turned out great.
New Stop Motion Advanced Workshop Download
If you’d like to see the complete making of the B&H logo stop motion video, get our new download, Stop Motion Advanced Workshop with Trisha Zemp. In it, Trisha teaches step by step how she created the logo video, a tasty recipe video, and sugar type. She goes in-depth to bring you tips and techniques she’s learned along the way as she’s worked with companies like Etsy, Lindt, Alaska Airlines, the Seattle Mariners, and many more. This 2 and a half hour long download will help you take your stop motion videos to the next level. Right now you can save 10% with code “TSLstop10“. Don’t delay, download today!
Keep those cameras rollin’ and keep on clickin’!
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