Spinning a banana

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NIKON D70 - 1/10 sec, f3.8 at 24mm

OK, so the above photo isn't that great. No skill displayed at all in fact. But that wasn't the aim. I wanted to test some stop motion animation and this is all I came up with after 7 seconds of thought.

Ok, so the animation isn't that great either. But then I didn't want to spend 2 hours out in the field to come home and find that I'd cocked something up. So a test in the dining room was in order. The kids don't cost anything and I can still get them to do anything I want.

The Photo and the Animation

In summary, it's Sarah drawing a picture, Ali taking some interest, me spinning a banana and Alice inserting mandarins. It's 104 photos taken exactly 5 seconds apart. Then converted to a 49MB AVI at 5 frames a second. Finally uploaded to Google Video as they seem happy to pay for the bandwidth.

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Posted: Tuesday, 8 May, 2007 21:44

Captured: 2007:05:07 18:52:17

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  • Interesting and funny movi, I like it a lot. ;)
    Frank - Wednesday, 9 May, 2007 6:14
  • you need to add the Benny Hill Theme song :) http://urltea.com/ik1
    mike - Wednesday, 9 May, 2007 7:27
  • Ha! I saw your hand! I'm sorry, but after I saw the hand the whole thing lost it's illusion for me. If I hadn't seen that I could have sworn those oranges were moving all by themselves...
    seriocomic - Wednesday, 9 May, 2007 7:47
  • @Seriocomic, I'll refund your money after shattering your illusions! @Mike, I didn't think of that, but it's a brilliant idea!
    Dave - Wednesday, 9 May, 2007 8:27
  • You do have a cool little video here Dave. Nice simple way of getting it out there also. So the real question is whats next? G/
    Glen - Wednesday, 9 May, 2007 13:05
  • Well,I can tell you I was agog with excitement. Not often I get a video saying buffering and down loading so fast. Loved the movement,hand or no hand
    Nova - Wednesday, 9 May, 2007 17:00
  • Dave, you are a wiz. Loved the video. Who cares about a few stray arms.... We loved the shot of the wine fridge and look forward to seeing samples of its contents one day!
    Kerry and Dom Davis - Wednesday, 9 May, 2007 20:00
  • Brilliant work ! Well done
    Kheoh Yee Wei - Thursday, 10 May, 2007 1:04
  • Hey that's very cool of Sarah! Have just text Gaba to remind her not to SHOUT in the birthday girls ear. And also reminded her to remind the Queen to send a telegram....or at the very least, an email....or who knows, maybe a text! And just a brief reminder to yourself - Sarah will expect nothing less than french platts when she has her hair tied up for netball tomorrow! I will be there to verify this : )
    Debbie - Friday, 11 May, 2007 20:46
  • Very nice art work. I like it. May I ask you how did you do it? Thanks
    kombizz - Friday, 18 May, 2007 4:51
  • I believe this one applies "Unless each man prodiuses more than he receives, increases his output, there will be less for him than all the others", doesn't it? got no site
    Sofia Damon - Tuesday, 29 May, 2007 10:06
  • This one makes sence "One's first step in wisdom is to kuesstion everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything." got no site
    Sonny Lubinski - Thursday, 14 June, 2007 21:21

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