One of the most entertaining parts of building a nanoblock™ model is the way that it evolves before your eyes. A fantastic way to capture this excitement is to capture it on film, and what better way to view it than in step-by-step motion?!
Stop-motion animation is a series of photos that can be knitted into a video (and can be relatively easy to made). Here is an example of a nanoblock™ Guitar in all its stop-motion glory:
- A nanoblock™ model (and the instructions).
- One or two desk lamps to light your 'stage' well.
- A camera (preferably a digital one with manual focus).
- A light blank background prime for taking photos.
- A way to make your camera stay in one place (tripod, table sand Blu tack, whatever you can find).
- The camera focus should not change.
- The white balance shouldn't change either. (Keep it on manual settings).
- The camera should not be moved at all while it's taking photos.
- Take a photo of your scene blank scene and start to move the nanoblock™ pieces into the photo space bit by bit to show the construction with detail.
- Make sure to keep the model-in-progress as still as possible.
- Import your images into a photo stitching software like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker (simple instructions here).
- Finish the film with your own personal touches (like soundtrack, credits, information, title screen and even narrative)!