Thread: Movie made with action figures?
November 26th, 2001, 07:39 PM #1
Movie made with action figures?
Me and my friend have to do some Case study thing for comp class, and we were thinking of doing one of those movies where u use action figures and move them one bit at a time and such.
We have 2 months so time isnt that much of a concern, but is it easy to do? Do you need anyhting special, or just a video camera?
If anyones ever done one of these could u start us off, or if u just know how we'd go about doing it,
November 26th, 2001, 07:45 PM #2
You need a camera that will support stop action filming.
It's basically the same as claymation. I did it back when I was in grade 10, for a communications technology class. Most new cameras, such as mini dv cameras, don't support this. However, older JVC camcorders that utilized VHS-c did support this function. If the camera doesn't support stop action filming, or whatever it's called, your task will be quite difficult, but not impossible.
November 26th, 2001, 10:31 PM #3
November 26th, 2001, 11:11 PM #4
Make sure you post a link here when you finish it.
Btw have you seen Toy Wars? http://www.ifilm.com/ifilm/product/f...398882,00.html Absolutely amazing stuff, if yours is a tenth as good as that it'll be awesome.
November 27th, 2001, 04:51 PM #5
Actually thats where we got the idea from, i've seen a couple from ifilm.
If we get it done, ill be sure to post a link to it, if its not too bad,
November 27th, 2001, 05:15 PM #6
wow. short nonsense comedies like that are fun, but i wonder what could happen if you take an good script and animate it like that, or even using flash, and you can submit that to movie studios instead of a boring old pile of paper.
November 28th, 2001, 04:13 PM #7
Does anybody know any video editing software we could use for it, like to fix it up, and maybe add effects to it?
I know Adobe has Premiere, and After Effects, but thats all I know of.
November 28th, 2001, 04:52 PM #8
I think Windows has a movie maker application where you can use regular old digital images to compile an AVI movie. That's got to be the easiest way to go. I haven't used it much, but I've created some 10-second mini-movies for a web site using this technique.
November 28th, 2001, 05:01 PM #9
I don't know how to do stuff like that on computer. I did all my work on an analog editing station. Basically tape to tape compiling. Wasn't too hard, but wasn't exactly the best quality either.
I don't think it would be too complicated with Premiere. Try to do as much in camera editing as possible though. It's much easier to take the time editing while shooting, rather than doing it on a computer. Plus it makes the capture time shorter, the files smaller and less of a strain on the computer.
Last year - grade 13 in Ontario - I had the chance to work with Premiere. It depends what capture device you're using to accomplish this with. I used the Pinnacle Systems DV500 Plus and it came with real-time onboard effects processing so it made things very easy.
Last edited by willy_ph; November 28th, 2001 at 05:06 PM.
November 28th, 2001, 05:45 PM #10
well, the reason i want to use a computer to do it, is because its for a computer class, and if we dont use a computer much then he might not let us do it.
thanks for the help
November 28th, 2001, 10:58 PM #11
November 29th, 2001, 06:36 AM #12
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My friends and I used to do that when we were younger for fun, we came up with loads of weird stories hehe...but it resulted in hours of fun
November 29th, 2001, 11:04 AM #13
Ohhh man, that was hilarious! I love Monty Python, and we were actually thinking of having a Monty Python theme for ours, so that just gives us more ideas!
November 30th, 2001, 03:48 PM #14
Ok, now that we know how to make the movie we need ideas.
It has to be educational, and has to be somewhat computer related.
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