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Discussions > Let's get this show on the road

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June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

Came across your site via a Facebook share and I love it. You are super talented and I love to stop lapse or time motion or whatever you want to call it, I just call it "life in motion!" I am definitely going to do this on my vacation this year!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Yes, it's wonderful idea :-). And I will do this kind of project in couple of days when I'll be on roadtrip from Slovakia to Finland :-). Would you be interested in the result? And I have a question - which lens do you think is best for this, or what are your recommendations? :-)

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIvetka

Ivetka, you can shoot this with any lens. It really depends on the situation. If I have to bring only one lens, I'd take 50mm. But a wide angle is nice for outdoor stuff. Yes, send me the result. :)

June 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross

Hi Petra, I just wanted to say that l love all your stop motions and i want to try and do of my own, one day. I have a few questions what is a windows soft wear that i could use since i dont have a mac as of yet. I do have light room tho, Also what kind of tripod are you using i noticed int the Paris video I am looking for a good one to travel with and that one looks so small and light but strong all at the same time. Also when your are shooting people that you dont know do you need to get a model release i guess not since your not trying to make money off the stop motion I was just wondering.

June 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Hi Andrea,
You can try Windows Movie Maker instead of iMovie. I only took my mini tripod (Slik Mini) for my little Canon G11 to Paris. But I did most of my stop motion hand-held using my Nikon D700.
I don't get model releases, as this is basically street photography.
Hope this helped.

June 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross

Hi Petra, I discovered your site from watching the TWiT podcast. Really cool stuff! Have you seen this recent article on Macworld? http://www.macworld.com/article/1167368/photos_to_movies_how_to_transform_images_into_a_motion_picture.html It's an alternate way to make videos from photos using iMovie. It cuts out the step of using Quicktime. What are your thoughts on this method? Is there less control or can it be modified to allow for similar creative expression? I haven't tried it yet, but it does seem like a good way for people to try it with software they might already have.

June 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Hi Petra - thanks for sharing this technique with us! It's a fantastic effect, and it lets you show all the little details of a place (that'd take way too long to show anyone if you were showing individual photos). I'm definitely gonna be 'taking inspiration' (aka: shamelessly stealing :P) some of these ideas. Just amazing...

July 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Heaton