Way cool Spin-amation of the SlingShot (by Arqball)
The guys at Arqball, another Kickstarter project, sent us one to play with, and this little baby is cool!
Here's the big idea: The Arqball is a small stage that spins at 3 RPM and works with an app that shoots exactly 20 seconds of video, so you get exactly ONE full rotation of the object that is spinning - then the app stitches that into a cool animation.
Here's the 'Spin-amation' of our SlingShot I made using the Arqball. (Psst!: it's doubly cool when viewed on a smartphone!)
Now, being a photographer myself, and since our company's look and feel is all white backgrounds, I set it up to get a dead-white background. I used a sheet of Sintra that I had in the shop for the background, and another smaller piece of Sintra to hide the base of the Arqball. The cradle from the SlingShot sat on my trusty Bogen tripod, and that was it!
Here's what my setup looked like (the image on left doesn't have the labels... and the one on the right... you get the idea):
Oh! Once the 'spin' is shot, the included app allowed me to do a click-balance on the white point and really blow out the background (very handy!).
This is one cool device - I love it! I'll be doing a whole bunch more things with this little gem in the near future. (maybe make a spin of an ice cream cone so I can enjoy it in the summer heat with NO calories!)
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