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Sequence shot tutorial

Here is a step by step guide on how to make professional looking sequence shots with any digital camera!

70 Comments

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 Thanks for the tips!
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 hew that was an awsome demo very insightfull props to you
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 did he say u can use paint?
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 you can do it with paint, just make sure the pictures are pasted exactly on.
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 i use a panasonic lumix that has a burst feature. it gets 2-2.5 fps and it cost $ 250 usd. it is very useful for this type of thing and is way less than an SLR.
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 I agree, ive done this with this guys camera, i used paint, and its work easily everytime
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 okay, good info for the masses, but (LOL) Corel, not many people use Corel anymore...how about a photoshop tutorial?? I have always loved sequences because they truely give you a reference of the entire motion of the rider and bike through the "stunt".
I also read your post in the forums on this topic and have to disagree (because of the simplicity) of using a digital video camera to put together a composite shot....it maybe low-res for print use (totally dependent on the camera) but would be acceptable for web use (ie on Pinkbike) Which reminds me I got a new sequence I did, using this method with my new video camera from an Oregon coast cliff drop that I am now going to have to post later. Not bad, but not great. I do however comend you for tackling this issue for others to comprehend. I've posted sequetial composites (see my photos) before and had lots of questions on how this is accomplished.
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 You can just do this with Microsoft Office Publisher and a video camera. Just pull frames out of a video (lower quality than a pic), and then just overlay all of the pictures in Publisher and then crop around the rider. No lining up required.
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 also, if yu dont want to take 5 seperate shots, what i do is take a video on my digital camera (nothing flashy, only cost around £60) then put the video onto windows movie maker. otehr movie making software should work just as fine as long as there's a screenshot tool.

just take 5 seperate screenshots and use them instead.

helpful advice though
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 Good idea, that works as well!
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 thats what i do, but its very low-res, and thats not professional at all!
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 Corel is still a standard in many fields using vector drawing, Adobe in this respect still hasn't caught up. I recently purchased CS3; however this tutorial works for any photo editing software. After looking at your photos in your gallery the video quality in my mind isn't even up to web standard, I cant see any detail in the rider(not being rude).
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 Yes, Corel still has a foothold in industries using vector drawing...but "Adobe still hasn't caught up". Did you get the CS3 suite? Ever try Illustrator? Kicks Corels butt in terms of the same abilities but with a simplistic user interface for vector-based design.
While you may not think that the sequences in my gallery are "even up to web standard" I think your wrong and so does mtbr.com. After posting the above comment and then uploading those sequential shots I said I was going to, mtbr.com featured one on their homepage..."not up to web standards"...try 2000+ views from the main page of a large mtb oriented site.
With that being the case, I gotta disagree with you...still better than some of the crappy cell phone images that people post online! (not being rude either)
  • + 4
 hello its a home hard ware symbol haha good tutorial
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 i was going too say the same thing ahah
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 haha wouldnt it suck if one of your friends were on msn and sent you like, a really dirt, embarassing message and it popped up, and it got on the video? haha
its happened to me. thank got i noticed before i posted it
  • + 0
 exelent explanation but there are some extreemly tight sequences i have seen where one picture of the rider is on top of the other and it looks prophesional like in the magazines , how do you do that??
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 well first off you need a high qualiy camera(if you dont want it blurry) with a decent shutter speed. but it really depends ho fast the rider is going
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 Yes you can, just make the rider do the jump a number of times and then combine the sequence together like I showed you here.
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 i have a scl810 hi 8 camcorder if i film a jump could i take the frames and make a sequence shot
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 sometimes over lapping is good but you need to use magnetic wand tool in photo shop but good tutorial couldn't of done it better my self
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 what if ur on a real tight budget and have only got a camera that is only capable of taking two shots is it still possible to do this write back please
  • + 2
 Thanks dude...helped me alot,added to favorites
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 Thanks! Ive always wondered how to do that properly.
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 same lol!
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 hey did you say anything about an easier way to make a sequence like a programme that does it automatically for you? or do you just need to put some money into a good camera
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 same way, you just have to erase around the rider very very carefully when you apply the shot over the rider.
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 dont need a good camera, you just need to get the rider to do the jump a number of times then take those photos and combine them into one sequence.
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 its either the ones you said the slr or my parents are looking at Canon PowerShot 8.0MP Digital Camera (S5 IS) will this get the job done.
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 is the programs you used or mentioned free? if so, where can i get them? chrz
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 just google search GIMP
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 is it completely free cause i really want a free photo editing program
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 yep totally free!
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 can you use a video camera and just do this sort of sequence but in the video take out bits and parts. you know whut i mean any one help me out here lol
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 Video camera will work, however, image quality wont even be able to print on a 4X6.
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 Thats very helpful, thanks Smile
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 that was me in the first pic!
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 how do u load them to pinkbike after your done?
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 nvm i just figured it out all you have to do apparently is click export to web! Smile
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 i used a nikon d300s and got 7 fps
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 Cheers tup

Very helpful Smile
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 hey thanks alot for that man!
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 YA DAVE YOU ROCK MY WORLD
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 thanks man thats really good info Smile
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 That is correct, I just set my camera to burst mode and it took these photos at 3 frames a second.
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 hay altough this may sound gay but i have a 5 mega pixle phone and i am going to try it on that it has burst mode (or best pic on it) but sometimes there blury! so i might have to stand behind them!
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 whats the best kind of photo shop and how much because i just got a nikon d40x?
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 search online for a program called paint.net, its a free program just like photoshop and it has a layer function so you dont have to align the rider, it is done automatically for you
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 thanks for the tutorial man..very usefull
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 nice thats very helpful Smile
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 'sick' ill defenly be using that thanks
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 thank you so much very helpful =D added to favorites
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 really good tutorial.. it's very helpful
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 is there a way to download edit software free
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 You can get GIMP its a free program
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 or paint.net, its simpler
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 whuts a good camera if your on a budget around 500 to 600 bucks
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 Look at the Nikon D40 or Pentax K100 on Ebay
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 what about the 10.2 megapixel digital slr
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 thanks alot mate. really helpful
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 Omg man you saved me so much
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 cool
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 Ya thanks braski.
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 kk thanks
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 thank you.=]
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 i hve gimp
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 thanks
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 No problem!
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 How do you take so many pictures n a short period of time?Cool
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 he explained the 1,2,3 frames per second, your camera should have a quick shot setting of some sort.

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