Ever since we got our hands on Vine, we have lost interested in Instagram. In 6 second videos with sound, there is a lot more room for creativity and instead of focusing on filters, users have to focus on their imagination.
If you are a regular Vine user, you must have come across many videos where there’s a lot happening in just 6 seconds. The videos seems like they are animated but in a jerky way. These are stop motion videos. This technique is used to create a sort of animation by moving the subject in small increments at a time to create an illusion of continuous motion. Stop motion is as old as cinema itself but with Vine, it has become very easy to create for just about anyone.
- Place your iPhone vetically on a firm place where it wouldn’t move even with the slightest of touches. One way is to place it between two objects. If you have a tripod stand, that’s even better and you’ve got this point covered.
- Ensure that the lightening on your subject is steady i.e. it doesn’t keep changing. Since you’ll be shooting the video in multiple steps, change of light conditions in different segments would look bad.
- Before you start recording, place your objects in their starting positions.
- Start recording the video on your iPhone, through the vine app, by slightly pressing the screen. Make sure that the touch doesn’t move the phone else the video could get blurry.
- Next up, move your objects to the next position and touch the screen again to capture the scene.
- Repeat step 5 until the video duration is complete.