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Question about Animation on 16mm Bolex?
on Jul 13, 2006 at 6:09:58 pm

Just got a great old Bolex 16mm camera. H16 1953 with 3 prime lens. I want to animate a UFO model. Shooting model on a green screen to cut with video twilight shot of beach. My question is frames per model movement? Would sd video cut well with 16mm film footage?


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nick
Re: Question about Animation on 16mm Bolex?
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on Jul 17, 2006 at 3:24:50 am

are you actually animating the ufo (e.g. taking a frame, moving the model, taking another frame...)? most model work like UFO fly-bys is done by rigging some thin wire to the model then actually flying it past the camera like a puppet. this is shot in slow motion (45 - 60 fps) to smooth out the motion and make it appear more "weightless". if you are going frame by frame, i would suggest testing the motion with a digital camera or something before shooting a roll of film only to get it back from the lab and have to re-shoot
good luck
nick


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