February 11, 2016 at 11:31AM
Camera suggestions for frame-by-frame animation?
I borrowed a DSLR (a Nikon D80) to make a frame-by-frame animation a while back and I was wondering what kinds of cameras people would suggest for this type of work in the future?
I appreciated being able to borrow this D80, but during winter I had to put it in a plastic bag on top of the tripod to give some "weatherproofing".
Also... the footage is much more jittery than I'd like because I didn't have the Nikon remote for some of this, and then when I bought one... the remote setting on the camera kept falling out if I didn't take a picture quickly enough (hard to do when animating) and so I had to go into the camera menu and reactivate the remote, which led to camera shake anyway.
Here is the animation I made by returning to the same spot on a beach through the summer, fall, winter, and spring.