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How to Shoot for Motion Art
Troy Plota
with Troy Plota
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lessons: 7 Course Lessons
duration: 53min
published: 2020
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How to Shoot for Motion Art
with Troy Plota
Learn how to create photographs with the intention of transforming them into motion art using Plotagraph. Join Troy Plota in beautiful Siesta Key for a two part photo shoot on the beach followed by an indoor studio shoot. Images from the shoots will be available for download so you can follow along during the lessons on creating motion art at the end. During each shoot Troy shares the important considerations that pertain to creating images that will look amazing when animated. After the shoots are complete, Troy works through the process of creating three different motion art projects.
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
The instructor introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
2min, 11sec
lesson 2: Beach Shoot: Part 1
Using strobes mixed with daylight on the beach, Troy conducts a shoot with the intention of animating the final images.
6min, 30sec
lesson 3: Beach Shoot: Part 2
Working with the same beach lighting setup, Troy shoots another series of images for a more surreal final motion project.
4min, 34sec
lesson 4: Natural Light Studio Shoot
Moving indoors, Troy shoots a new series for a morphing project.
16min, 6sec
lesson 5: Animating With Plotagraph
Working with the images from the first beach shoot, Troy demonstrates how to animate the flower petals around the model.
7min, 54sec
lesson 6: Animating Dragon Shoot
In this lesson Troy create a more surreal animating involving the model and a dragon.
7min, 14sec
lesson 7: Morphing a Face
The final shoot was created with the intention of creating a morph as the final animation.
9min, 3sec
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Photographer & President of Plotagraph
Troy redefines photography and video with a classic sensibility and cutting-edge patented photo animation technology. For over twenty-five years, Troy has traveled the world shooting fashion, lifestyle, and celebrities. Capturing beautiful timeless images sought after by international advertising agencies and publications, as well as his award-winning art projects. Troy was invited to do a TED Talk titled “The Future of Photography.” Troy also appeared on Heidi Klum’s Next Top Model as a guest photographer and regularly speaks at F.I.T. He is an award-winning photographer/director and many of his assignments have taken him around the world. He’s done billboard for Times Square, portraits for the GRAMMYs, ads for Vanity Fair & GQ, and so much more. Troy studied Fine Art & Photography at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies.
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