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#1 Phil Thompson

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

hello all.

im putting together a shot, which is of a starfield, planet and spaceship. I've filmed the stars using the old method of holes in black foil with light behind. Now i need to film a photo of a planet. i will comp all the elements in the computer, as the traditional way is a ball ache for that bit. Whats the best way to photograph a picture. I don't have single frame capture on the konvas. 6fps is the slowest. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:10 AM

Is the planet moving ?
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:43 AM

No the planet is looming in the distance.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:00 AM

If its just a photo all you need is two lamps at 45 degrees to picture camera in the centre and shoot at what ever frame rate you like .
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:30 AM

If its just a photo all you need is two lamps at 45 degrees to picture camera in the centre and shoot at what ever frame rate you like .


Thanks John. If I wanted the planet moving. So we start we empty starfield space then the camera pans down slowly to reveal the huge planet. Is the only way to do that using stop motion?
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

I think stop motion would be a bit jerky , if you can put your camera on a geared head and just tilt and or pan very slowly . I am are talking almost 1977 Star Wars stuff here .
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