How do you make a birthday card for your wife (or husband, or anyone really) a little more exciting? You make one using your camera, of course…
Tired of going to a shop, searching through hundreds of birthday cards trying to find the right one that says the right thing, but never really finding it? Then make your own.
Here is what I used to make mine :
A piece of paper
Colored pens (choose whichever colors you like)
A camera (I used the Diana F+)
The first thing I did is set the piece of paper on our table. Then I arranged the camera and the tripod so that they were lined up perfectly to shoot the piece of paper. Next, I put 2 pieces of tape down on the table to mark the position of the paper (this is a safety move for you, just in case the paper moves from its original position).
Now it was time to make the card. So I took a picture of the blank piece of paper and advanced the film.
Then I drew the letter H on the paper, snapped another photo and advanced the film again.
I continued on like this until my entire message was written on the paper. Giving me a roll of film that I could turn into a short movie.
Once I had the film developed, I scanned in the negatives and imported the images into Final Cut Pro. Then, I arranged the photos in the correct order to produce this short film for my wife’s birthday. Enjoy!!!