Find a short piece of found copyright free footage from video sites such as
archive.org ( https://archive.org/ ) or use your own footage as the basis of a short rotoscoped animation. The duration of your sequence is up to you.
Choose a rotoscoping technique you would like to try such as: using a projector, drawing by observing footage frame by frame, tracing paper over a screen, printing out frames and drawing on them or digitally drawing directly on each frame using computer software.
Work fast and loose and be playful – see how far you can depart from the source footage and where the process can lead you.
Tip: Drawing on Twos’ and Threes’
You need not draw every frame from the footage. Most rotoscoping uses the principles of twos’ or threes’. That is, only every second or third frame of the source footage is used. If a video source is playing at 24 frames per second and you trace (rotoscope) every second frame you will have 14 frames. When importing these frames into your editing software, you will need to choose to import them as two’s (by changing default duration that still images are imported).
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