TWiT Photo 62: Petra Cross - Stopmotionista!
Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes at TWiT Studios? Check out the fantastic stop motion video that Petra Cross shot while a guest on TWiT Photo. Some of the images she shot during the filming! Yes Leo, our dance will live on forever!
Thank you Joseph Linaschke for reviewing the improvements in Aperture 3.3 – faster imports, improved auto-white balance function, all new highlight/shadows performance. Aria Haghighi was also kind enough to talk about Prismatic and how it can streamline consuming relevant news.
Petra shared some great tips on how to get better shots of people and how to make really interesting stop-motion videos:
Tip#1: Understand people’s faces. Everyone has a good side and a bad side. Do they have a prominent nose? Avoid profile shots, shoot from above the person to avoid unwanted shadows and double chins.
Tip#2: For stop motion videos shoot LOTS and LOTS of photos. Aim to have about 2,000 usable photos! So shoot much more!!
Tip#3: Shoot while you are travelling to your destination – planes, trains, automobiles! All show that you are going somewhere exotic and far away!
For more detailed instructions from Petra see our interview with her below and check out her website here
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