Thursday, January 24, 2013

Timelapse test!

Oh Mein Gott! A video of me drawing!!

Lately, I've been wanting to try out recording myself drawing, potentially to do some process videos in the future.  I had debated between doing video vs. a series of still photographs, and in the end I decided that for timelapse stuff it'd make more sense to just do interval photography.  For more involved things that would require audio instruction, video would probably be more appropriate.

So for a first attempt, it wasn't bad, but I did notice two things right away after assembling the video: 1) I should turn off autofocus next time, to prevent the camera from focusing on my shoulder when I step into the frame,

2) I need to figure out a better framing than just a vertical aspect ratio. Even though it's cropped close to the drawing, when it's uploaded to youtube there's the awful black sidebars.  I don't care for those on other videos, so I felt like a bit of a hypocrite having them on mine.  Next time that won't be the case.

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