Photographic Stop motion experiment: Bokehlicious

May 5 2009

I’m always looking for new ways to create cool things with my photography. Last week I saw a couple of really sweet photographic stop motion video of NYC by Cdow and an experimental series of Japan by Dave Lee.

I thought it would be cool to try an experimental photographic stop motion video of Vancouver at dusk highlighting moving bokeh. So I took a late night drive from China town to Kitsilano and snapped a ton of photos using my Canon Xti with the LensBaby composer & heart-shaped aperture disk. I compiled 300 images at 10fps in Adobe After Effects and then edited it with FCP.

I was a bit disappointed with the compression once I’d uploaded it on Vimeo, but it still looks pretty cool.

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16 Responses to “Photographic Stop motion experiment: Bokehlicious”

  1. Pretty cool Lisa!

    How did you manage to capture the images while driving? mount a tripod, handheld? cable release to fire off shots?

    something different and interesting

  2. John (Fee501st ) May 5th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, awesome effect! Great work!

  3. nicely done! love the effect of the aperture disk.

  4. Nice footage. I thought Vimeo had a volume dial, I cant find it. The highs are a tad shrill, in my opinion.

  5. Looks pretty sweet to me. Great work!

  6. I think it looks pretty cool, especially with the bokeh effect. Wouldn’t have guessed it was stop motion using actual photos, by the way…

  7. Very cool. I have been playing a lot with bokeh as well lately. I think someone needs to upgrade to the 5D Mark II soon…. :)

  8. Very cool Lisa, nice work!

  9. That’s amazing Lisa!

  10. Nifty, I might try one of Boston.

  11. pretty AND cool.

  12. I want to do something like this, maybe the next week i´ll do my own photowalk starting 6am & finishing at 17hrs..

    but how can put the pictures in the video?

  13. @Adarsh Pallian:

    Thanks Adarsh, i´ll try!

  14. Beautiful. I wish I still lived in Kits, or Canada for that matter.

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