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Old Sep 5, 2003, 7:22 AM   #1
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Default Animated Shot : A Pleasent Hot Wind in a Quiet Sunny Village

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2:30 pm of an ordinary August day.
Vieste, an ancient village in the south of Italy.

A pleasant hot wind is blowing in the narrow streets surrounded by white painted houses.
No rumors but for the sheets being shaken by the wind.

This animated shot tries to reproduce those feelings...

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Old Sep 5, 2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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How do you do this?
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Old Sep 6, 2003, 8:06 AM   #3
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How do you do this?
Here's the explanation.
This explanation is also an answer to selvin(not perfect) and Soundengineer(a missing frame) posts before the hackers attack.

When I have taken these shots I wasn't really thinking of this.
I have taken the second one because I thought the first one was out of focus.
When I saw the two shots one after the other the idea came to my mind.

The two shots are onto two different photoshop layers.
Unfortunatly the second one has been taken from a slight different point of view, so I had to play with move,resize and rotation transformations as much as I could (of course these linear transformations cannot correct lens deformations of two shots taken from a different point of view).
I have helped myself setting the second layer opacity to 50% in order to try to match the left top corner and the right botton corner of the two shots.
Getting the animation is very easy :
- Save for the Web
- Gif type
- Animation with loop
- delay initially set to 1 sec.

Fortunatly the image hasn't sufffered too much from the 256 colours reduction of the gif file format.

As far as the interval between the two frames is concerned unfortunatly PS can only set a common delay to all of the frames ( if somebody knows an option to get individual delays,please, tell me).
A common delay would not have been that good.
The animation would have turned to a Christmas lamp effetc : Tic-Tac-Tic-Tac.
So I have set the single delays ( 1200ms for the first, 900ms for the second ) with Animation Shop.

This is the all story about it.
Next time I'll decide to do something like this again I'll activate the Sequence Option of my Coolpix
That missing on more frame to have a more fluid animation is my main regret Soundengineer

Lauren, I think that compliments of your previous post should be forwarded to the Nikon technicians that worked on the matrix automatic exposition software
I haven't perfomed any manual exposition : everything was in automatic mode.
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Old Sep 6, 2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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Thanks.
I saw this and thought I'd like to do that.
So I ran out side and set my G3 on a tripod and snapped 6 shots of a flag. Then I sat down with paint shop pro and realized I didn't have a clue.
If I ever manage to do it I'll psot here
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Old Sep 7, 2003, 2:45 AM   #5
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hehe Tbel....

Sergio, that was a great post! I would love to try that sometime. Excellent to be inspired. Thankyou.

Just a thought...can you send such an animation by e-mail too?
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