If you ever wanted to try your hand at stop motion photography, or just learn more about it, here’s your chance. As part of their 12 Days Of Learning promotion, the online education resource, Lynda, is offering an entire course on stop motion photography free of charge–you click through here to view it. Taught by professional photographer Richard Harrington and produced by his visual communications company RhedPixel, the two hour course walks you through entire process of stop animation filmmaking from beginning to end.
Getting Started with Stop Motion Animation
Some of the information in the course is rudimentary, as you’d expect, but the good news is that you are free to skip through the video chapters as you see fit. Some of the topics covered are:
- Software options
- How to set up and light the scene
- Shooting in reverse
- Working with filters and colors
- Editing techniques
- Exporting your stop motion
While you’re at it, a couple other courses that photographers may find of interest are the How To Manage Your Mobile Photos course and, for those starting up or currently running a photography business the Business Skills: Managing Stress course may be able to offer you some good advice to get you through all the stressful times. Though not directly photography related, the Up and Running with Raspberry Pi looked pretty interesting, especially for the DIYers who maybe want to build their flavor of a Raspberry Pi camera (like any of the awesome hacks we’ve featured here).
But if you want to get your free education on, you’ll have to do so by January 1st, 2015, or purchase a Lynda subscription, as the free courses are only complimentary for a limited time.
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