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Tip #314: Faking a Stop Motion Effect in Premiere
Stop Motion can be faked using Posterize Time.
A longer version of this article first appeared in RocketStock.com.
As you are probably aware, it takes a bit of time to set up, shoot, and edit a proper stop motion shot. But, what if the video is already shot? Can we create a similar effect in Premiere? Yes, and here’s how.
In Premiere, select the clip you want to work with, then:
- Open the Effects panel and search for “Posterize Time.”
- Apply this effect to your clips.
- Adjust the frame rate to between 8 – 12 fps. Try 10 fps as a starting point.
This effect can be used for much more. For example:
- Emulate the look of very old film.
- Apply it to existing motion graphics for a blockier, chunkier look.
- Create flashbacks, dream sequences, even a “drunken sailor” look.
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