Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
Stop Motion animation using Canon EOS System With DP Rose Fadem-Johnston
- Presented by:
- Rose Fadem-Johnston
- Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
- July 02, 2018
- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Free Seminar
- Canon Burbank
3400 West Olive Ave Suite 250
Burbank, California 91505
Stop-motion animation is animation that is captured one frame, at a time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. The process of animation involves taking a photograph of your objects or characters, moving them slightly, and taking another photograph. When you play back the images consecutively, the objects or characters appear to move on their own. In 2005, Corpse Bride was shot with the Canon EOS-1D Mark II, making it the first stop-motion feature film captured with a digital still camera. This unique aesthetic; from feature films to music videos to broadcast television series and commercials, is why it’s a popular and affordable art form.
DP Fadem Johnston states “Canon is the primary brand used by Stop Motion animators and cinematographers for many reasons, including lens quality and variety, and very advanced color science even on the older generation Canon digital cameras.” We used Canon exclusively on my current projects for the Bassette Group, a dark music video for the song “Black Sheep.” This project included overhead and tabletop rigs, a variety of lighting and camera tricks, and a grunge aesthetic not often seen in animation.
Tonight Rose will discuss: camera and chip size selection, lens selection and limitations, forced perspective and miniature photography, rigging for both camera and lighting to accommodate animators and troubleshooting including stabilization and flicker. Rose will also touch on motion control and low budget motion rigging. This evening should give you insight into another useful tool in your filmmaking toolbox.
Rose Fadem-Johnston’s cinematography spans narrative, commercial, music videos, and experimental formats. Fadem-Johnston earned her MFA at AFI conservatory and her BA in Film Production from UCLA. Her award-winning cinematography has been recognized at festivals around the world including Chicago IFF, Toronto, Riff, Montreal, Italian Contemporary, and Champs Elysse. She is a founding board member of the ICFC on the faculty at the AFI Conservatory.
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