STORYBOARD & PLANNING STOP MOTION

Before shooting the stop-motion I draw and storyboard so I can visualize better the steps of the video, it will also help me to see how the camera is going to move and also to plan all the props I will need for the clip.

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I want a clean a white style to give more importance to the objects and to make it more futuristic. I might use continuous lighting with white polyboards to reflect the light over the objects.

The approximate duration of the clip will be 30 seconds so it means I will have to shoot at least 75o images.

INTERVIEW PRACTITIONER PHOTOGRAPHY INDUSTRY

To get more information about the subject I interviewed a practitioner that has been in the industry long enough to see some of the changes that shaped the photography landscape.

Mark Kratovich, has been working as a photographer since 1988 and is currently photography lecturer at CATC Design School in Sydney.

Which is your favorite photographer?

Paolo reversi

 What do you think was the most important fact that affected the history of photography?

Transition from Film based photography to Digital photography

Since you started your career what has been the biggest change you’ve lived in your field?

The Transition from Film based photography to Digital photography

How design and photography are related?

Good design must be complemented with good, appropriate (ie. the same look and feel) photography. eg. Kinfolk magazine

Digital or film?

Digital & experiment with Polaroid/Alternative processes

Why did you choose photography as a visual medium in your career?

Connects with something deep within me

What is it that most attracts you of photography / design?

Where I am now: Simple style, ie. minimalism, lines, space, colour

What was the last photograph you took?

Bulding/Architecture IG Kratty12

Do you remember the first photograph you took, which camera did you use?

Pentax 35mm on Slide Film, on holidays, Family photo

When did you decided that you would like to work in the photography industry?

Year 1988, working full time as a scientific researcher, time to take a risk and move on…..

How do you see the photography industry in the next 5 years?

Very competitive with amazing photographers (just look at the calibre of some IG ‘hobby’ photographers!) These photographers will mainly occupy the Editorial Space.

High end Advertising photographers will solidly occupy their niche as their expertise requires many years of training and building connections, not just watching youtube videos…but…

CGI will make inroads as this technology becomes cheaper and easier to create final Ad campaigns

Video will become more dominant as NBN broadband speeds improve and computers become more powerful. More Advertising $ will be funneled into the video medium, eg. Youtube ads

Flixels for poster based campaigns?

25 FRAMES PER SECOND

Stop motion is an animation technique that physically manipulates an object that appears to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. 

Not all stop motion requires figures or models; many stop motion films can involve using humans, household appliances or other inanimate objects.

It normally take 25 images or frames to create 1 second of the animation. For a 30 seconds clip I will need 750 images

For the case study, Im going to use this technique to describe the information provided from the research and the interview, I will construct or build first a composition of objects related with photography and move them as they interact with the information.

These are  some examples or references of stop motion that will help me through the process.

Fight Club / Ikea scene catalog
HONDA / Great Journey
Gulp. The world’s largest stop-motion animation set, shot on a Nokia N8

 

Interactive Information

For the interactive infographic I chose to include the elements that are part of the history of photography and convert them in interactive links where the information about the subject expands through a website, video or some related information that could give you more scope about the research.

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Final interactive infographic

This is the final infographic with the most important facts or milestones about photography, every photographic element directs to more information: a video, DIY and websites that are linked with the information displayed on it.

Details interactive infographic

The elements fade when you rollover over them, when you click them they link you to the different contents related with photography.