Charcoal Animation

Charcoal Animation

Learn how to turn a charcoal drawing into an animated short using the Stop Motion Studio App. Art Prof Teaching Artist Deepti Menon walks through step by step the entire process of shooting images to create a short animation piece. Deepti talks about speed, frame rate, how to set up a phone on a cell phone holder, while Art Prof Teaching Artist Casey Roonan explains what charcoal tools are best to use for this format.

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TIME STAMPS
00:06 Charcoal animation
00:52 Charcoal drawing
02:07 Picking a reference object
02:40 Banana
02:55 Tripod arm set up
03:25 Charcoal supplies
04:43 Stop Motion Studio app
05:21 Toning the paper
05:48 First frame
06:29 Second frame
06:39 Onion skin technique
08:08 Animation movements
08:56 Play back
09:39 Drawing the animation
10:14 Editing
10:53 Movie Speed, frames per second
11:33 Exporting your movie
12:11 Finished animation
12:18 Bloopers

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CASEY’S BIO VIDEO & PAGE

Casey Roonan

DEEPTI’S BIO VIDEO & PAGE

Deepti Menon

CHARCOAL DRAWING SUPPLIES
Vine charcoal:
Eraser stick:
Charcoal paper:
Kneaded eraser:
Staedtler white plastic eraser:
Drawing board:
Cell phone holder:

CAMERA EQUIPMENT
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens:
Canon ACK-E18 AC Adapter and DC Coupler Kit: ttps://amzn.to/2TnEDci
Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head:

SOUND EQUIPMENT
Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:
Zoom RC4 Remote Control for H4n:
Zoom APH-4nSP – Accessory Pack For Zoom H4nSP:
Zoom H4nSP 4-Channel Handy Recorder (2015):

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Genaray LED-7100T 312 LED Variable-Color On-Camera Light:
Genaray MonoBright Daylight LED 750:
Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc – 22″:

STORAGE EQUIPMENT
LaCie 4TB d2 USB 3.0 Professional Desktop Storage Drive: tps://amzn.to/2TnF6ey
SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card:

SET EQUIPMENT
OnlineEEI, Duvetyne Brush Finished Fabric Bolt, 54″ Wide, 25 Yards, Black:
Savage Widetone Seamless Background Paper (#01 Super White, 107″ x 36′):
Savage Background Port-A-Stand Kit:
Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4″-20 Male Post Adapter:
96 Pack Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1″ X 12″ X 12″:
National Public Seating 6224-CN Grey Steel Stool with 24″ Hardboard Seat:
Office Star Resin Multipurpose Rectangle Table, 6-Feet, Center Folding:

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