We are venturing into stop motion animation video for a few stunt scenes in our short films that are in Production right now, especially our WWII short film we need to do some stop motion animation for several stunts that would cost way to much to achieve in real time.
So while we are researching stop motion we came across this young mans (Kevin Ulrich) behind the scene videos, that are informative, well thought out, great content and easily understood. We just had to share them with you.
We than went into Sony Vegas and created this final loop, we used a Roland Fanton G6 Keyboad for sound and added sone lens flares against a single shot of the sunrise outside our studio which has become our web presence logo photo for the last year or so.
This will be the first of 20 plus videos of Home brewing Science Fiction Beers that I have already filmed. Some of these recipes have taking me years to perfect. I am slow to edit them due to other media obligations but I hope to have allot of them up before too long, because I am currently filming my Halloween beers and Spooky ale series. You all haven’t seen anything yet. So subscribe tell your friends. Wait to you see my Romulan Blue Ale recipe.
I have reviewed all the other camera categories, So since we use web cams on our cast, I thought I would tell you my picks for Web Cams you can see my webcams on our broadcast at http://vaughnlive.tv/highlandmedia
I have tried a ton of webcams, I worked my way through a bunch of cheaper ones, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung and Logitech and I settled for all Logitech Cameras and here is what I use and why:
I use two Logitech C170′s (they are VGA) I use one for Skype calls because you can turn the exposure rate down on the C170 so that there is no glare. I got it brand new off of eBay for $14.88 and free shipping and I got the second one for $5.99 and $2.00 shipping. I use the second C170 on my turn-table because the C170 can handle the spin of the record and the little LED flashing Lights I have on it without slowing down my broadcast.
I tried some HD cams in both spots but I did not like the full detail and brightness on my face for Skype Calls. And the frame rate on the Turn-Table record spin was too much for my DSL and my broadcast software with the other 7 cameras we also have open.
I use two Logitech C110 cams for outside the studio views – Like the C170′s they are also VGA they can be adjusted to handle outside light and have a lower frame rate to handle animals, clouds, vehicles, etc that are moving a lot. We seldom cut to outside shots but occasionally we do. I got these two off eBay for $4.99 each and free shipping.
I use two Logitech C310 They are 720p and I prefer these over all my cams, I have two of these as my main cast They handle all of our different lights. The Logitech C310 is what I recommend to anyone, it is so versatile and handles almost any issues you can throw at it, lighting, connection speed and movement. I got both of these new off eBay One was $20.00 and $5 shipping, one was $23.00 and Free shipping
I use two Logitech C525 Cams, I use one of these on Connie’s Broadcast when she is co-hosting, when she is not it is facing the 70″ wide screen to show anything we want to on TV like the weather channel or the news or a documentary, it handles the TV light just perfect with no frame loss or distortions. the second one is up in the corner of the room to give a shot of both stations. Because this camera will swivel, it allows you to put it in many situations that others can’t. I got both of these off eBay New from one seller paid $26 each and $6.00 shipping.
All of these Logitech cameras are auto focus so there is no moving a dial on the camera like the older cams use to be.
The only thing that I dislike about almost every webcam out there is they do not have tripod mounts, To mount this cameras I use photography light stands, some small tripods, swift ties, and black electrical tape. Here is a couple pics of my set up
Here are a few pics of my set with some small tripods and Photography Light stands. You can get photography Lights stands off of eBay real cheap and they work great for web cams, just swift tie them and use some black tape.