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Photographic Stop motion experiment: Bokehlicious

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 Comments

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    Aaron
    May 5, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    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

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    John (Fee501st )
    May 5, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Wow, awesome effect! Great work!

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    josh knepper
    May 5, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    That was fun!

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    Teymur Madjderey (icedsoul photography)
    May 5, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    nicely done! love the effect of the aperture disk.

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    Frank
    May 5, 2009 at 5:59 PM

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

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    Yan
    May 5, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Looks pretty sweet to me. Great work!

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    Anne
    May 6, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    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…

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    Fred Hill
    May 6, 2009 at 8:01 AM

    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…. :)

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    jasonlmoore
    May 6, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Very cool Lisa, nice work!

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    f1crazed
    May 6, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    That’s amazing Lisa!

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    Nate
    May 6, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Nifty, I might try one of Boston.

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    elijah
    May 6, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    pretty AND cool.

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    kyke
    May 8, 2009 at 11:09 AM

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

    but how can put the pictures in the video?

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    Adarsh Pallian
    May 12, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Ahhh… i love photomotions… take a look at this:

    Read how I made it here: http://www.pallian.com/2009/01/15/the-making-of-christmas-jingle/

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    kyke
    May 12, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    @AdarshΒ Pallian:

    Thanks Adarsh, iΒ΄ll try!

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    Dave
    May 17, 2009 at 12:12 PM

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

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