@02:07I'll copy-paste another comment I wrote before, just because it gets long to rewrite it everytime. I hope you don't mind.
Well, to do this, it's quite simple actually. But you need to use the right tools. The paper that worked best for us was canson half-tone paper. You need charcoal (use charcoal that's softer. you can even buy them as big chunks) and white chalk. You need A LOT of erasers. Don't go for fancy ones. White steadtler erasers will do just fine. Start by hanging your piece of paper on the wall. You'll need a camera with a tripod. Next, draw your first image on the paper. Once it's finished, take a picture. Erase the parts that are supposed to move (you might want to play a little bit elsewhere so the rest doesn't look static) and redraw them in their next position. Take another picture, etc. When you change shots you can change your paper. I think we used somewhere around 6 different pieces of paper. It's a long but fun process. It also gets dirty. If possible use a room that can be closed with a door and that serves no other purpose.
@02:07great stuff... just goes to show how dynamic and awesome the most basic traditional animation can be. you erased and redrew all the moving parts right? william kentridge is an artist who uses the same technique in his animations, you should check him out, he's brilliant.
Oh yes. We became the project. It needed a lot of energy (not only was it long and exhausting, but we worked standing for hours, and since the paper is so big, you need to move all over the place in order to complete a drawing. And walk from the camera to the drawing, too.
The both of us worked always (or almost, sometimes one was sleeping a few hours) together, and we might have spent around 50 hours. I don't know exactly, though. But we had a 25 hours session at the end. THAT was exhausting.
Yes of course. When he walks away, there was a problem when he walks away. He made a too small step and we tried to correct it. I was so tired when I made that part. Also, we used some frames multiple times. Sometime s the light is not coherent. But overall, I'd say we did a good job ^^
Well, that mistakes doesn't look if they were. The results are really excellent, I tell ya. And how much do all of you spended on the production? For this kind of stuff, I think is a lot of green paper.
Haha no. Actually, even my first year film (at university) cost me much more than that. This one has cost around 60$ all in all. The reason is simple: in regula animation, you use a sheet of pper for each frame. You might also buy lots of coloring crayons or ink. For this one, we bought a huge chunk of charcoal, a huge lot of charcoal sticks, a white chalk box, around 15 cardboard pieces (6 of which we used, the othe rone was of another kind that didn't work well) and that's about it. My next film has cost me a lot more, though. Well, if you include software and hardware