Friday, January 20, 2012
For the most part I really like the stop motion animation process - it gives you enough creativity using photographs. But maybe im a bit biased because Im a photographer :). A student asked me, wouldnt it be easier if I just export the footages to jpg images - frame by frame? No, it is not the same. You cannot achieve the "magic" of animation where the next frame is a different photo. Kinda hard to explain in words but believe me, its just not the same. And the quality of a single photo is hard to match if you export a jpg from a movie footage - (not unless you have a very expensive movie camera like that can shoot 4K film)
I'm looking to do more animation this year. and most probably a short film. My client needs it for his project. Im looking forward to it.
Below is one of my favorite stop-motion animations - the Western Spaghetti
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Monday, September 06, 2010
- Do a School tour and demo CS5 capabilities, we will get our sponsors for these :)
- Maintain the monthly meeting and have invited speakers for each Product
- these speakers will be carefully chosen, we wouldnt want to waste your time too
Monday, April 26, 2010
Yes, I did say that: Your camera has a life expectancy. This is a troubling thing for an avid photo taker to learn for the first time because it’s not something we know until we are told. Although it makes perfect sense that your camera, like anything, will only last so long.
The inner workings of a camera are delicate and fragile and made to withstand around 100,000 shutter releases. Canon says that their 5D mkII is good for about 150k and the 1D, 200k. But life expectancy isn’t something you’ll find on the specs of a camera you’re looking at buying, much like mileage expectancy isn’t on the price sticker of a new Ford Focus. No manufacturer of items can assure how long an item will last and to do so would be a bad idea on their behalf incase your particular unit didn’t match those expectations.
Just like with cars, the best way to know what kind of mileage people are getting out of their cameras is to get on forums and see what people are reporting. You’ll find a host of certain cameras died around the 30k mark, others 100k. Just get out there and read the chatter because the manufacturers don’t say much.
When I first heard that magic 100,000 number, I was disheartened and frightened for the life of my camera. Isn’t it especially true that we have a false sense of security with digital cameras? We think there is no end to the photos we can take simply because we aren’t tied to rolls of film. But sadly, this isn’t so. We do have to think before we go hog wild with a heavy trigger finger. Although 100k is a LOT more than it sounds, a professional can easily hit this mark within a few years.
The best comment I read while scanning forums for actuations information was this: “If your car could only do 100,000 miles, would you be driving it 1000 miles a day?”
Monday, November 02, 2009
Design/Sustain: World Usability Day 2009 in Manila
Design/Sustain is a half-day series of talks from experts from the academe and industry in the Philippines that focuses on initiatives on usability and sustainability. The event aims to highlight activities that hope contribute for the improvement of Philippine society on climate change, academic reasearch, and practical services centered on usability and sustainability.
- 2:00pm: Opening
- 2:10pm: Welcome Remarks & Introduction to World Usability Day - Anne Michelle Santos
- 2:25pm: Illac Diaz of Designer Village Challenge - "Designing Houses for Climate Change"
- 2:55pm: Short Q&A
- 3:00pm: Rey Mendoza of ShutterFox - "Affordable Usability Testing"
- 3:30pm: Short Q&A
- 3:35pm: Dr. Rosemary Seva of DLSU - "Usability & Sustainability"
- 4:05pm: Panel Q&A
- 4:30pm: Raffle
- 4:45pm: Closing Remarks - Regnard Raquedan
Registration fee is PhP 50.00. Food and refreshments will be served.
For event updates, visit also http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154439354899 and http://webstandards.raquedan.com/