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Jacob Crow posted a video

The Farmers

Oi 'ey up My loverr A brief short as another introduction to my experimentation with different formats. Also you can listen to my frankly appalling west coun...
1 hour ago
Chris Diaz replied to Chris Diaz's discussion 2014 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival - Announcing Special Guests!
"The MSMFF is proud to announce in addition to Robot Chicken's Alex Kamer, LAIKA puppet fabricator Georgina Hayns will be joining us, giving us a behind the scenes look and presentation on the making of Boxtrolls!Films have been selected,…"
3 hours ago
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"yeah, cant remember when the rotobrush first appeared but its a hell of a tool- still takes time n effort and sometimes 2-3 goes to get the result you want, but its vastly quicker than masking by hand on a moving shot- i did that once, wasted days,…"
3 hours ago
Santino Vitale replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Nick -- It's 3ft wide by about 15in high, the sidewalk extends 8in farther, pushing it to the 3ft mark.  John -- Good idea man  I forgot about the Rotobrush. That comes with CS5 and up, right? From what I've seen, it's…"
4 hours ago
mikefallek posted discussions
6 hours ago
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"if i was doing this, i thin k i'd be tempted to try and seperate the original shot into 2 layers using the rotobrush if you can be bothered to do this, it'll mean the cthulhu foreground layer being extracted from the background first, then…"
8 hours ago
Dennis posted photos
11 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Good suggestion!  I will erase those wiggly grey lines and patch up some tentacles where I can frame by frame.  Fortunately, with the weatherboards, the shadow is not on them for most of the frames, so I can patch the wiggles with a bit of…"
14 hours ago
Santino Vitale replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Oooh yeah, the window's pretty wiggly. That's a familiar sight... On the upside, it sounds like you've got the right plan.  As far as the translucent tentacles are concerned, I don't know how noticeable it is when it's…"
14 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Ok, worked out how to change the duration of the composition.  Rendered it out with Pixel Motion, and it wasn't as warp free as I thought.  The tentacles weren't too bad when the movement was small and in a consistent direction -…"
16 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Ok, thanks Santino!   While I'm interrupting the regularly scheduled program I may as well get it sorted!  I've got my shot loaded into AE CS5, and I'm trying it. John -  didn't find buttons with diagonal…"
17 hours ago
Santino Vitale replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"It's all good, man.  That's what this place is for, helping, sharing stuff, advice.  Can't wait to see Cthulhu in action"
21 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Thanks John! Pixel Motion sounds like the Twixtor style effect. I'll see if I can find all those things, and get back to you if I can't make it work. Sorry, didn't mean to do a major hijack of this thread."
22 hours ago
Wallace Jones commented on William "Zoe" FitzGerald's video
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"Great job! Did you use a single camera and a slider? It looks great with very minimal ghosting, something I struggle with on my stop motion anaglyphs. Keep up the good work!"
23 hours ago
Wallace Jones posted a video

Behind The Big Top

Behind the big top, stop-motion style!
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Colin Lepper commented on Colin Lepper's video
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Never Stop Cycling

"Thanks so much for checking it out = )"
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Thiago Calçado posted a video

THE WAR ON DRUGO

In a fairytale setting, the movie explains the disastrous war on drugs by telling the story of a dragon banished from an ancient kingdom, and how people that...
yesterday
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Hey Nick, after effects will blend frames intelligently too, if needed- you have to be sure to turn on the frame blending icon for the project above the timeline, then turn on the frame blending button for layer you want to manipulate- the trick…"
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Don Carlson commented on Don Carlson's photo
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clay in packaging

"Nick asked what this looked like with no color, and I just ran out of colorant today, so I whipped up an untinted batch.  This is commonly referred to as "Ivory", but I prefer the term "Cream". It is slightly more…"
yesterday
StopmoNick replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Ok, thanks!  I have AE CS 5.5 I think it is, but only use it when I have to, I'm not really very familiar with most of what it can do.   I do most things in TV Paint, but it doesn't stretch time other than adding duplicate frames…"
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2014 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival - Announcing Special Guests!

Started by Chris Diaz in FILM FESTIVALS. Last reply by Chris Diaz 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the next edition of the Festival, which will take place on September 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Our submissions deadline has been pushed up this…Continue

Slow Motion in Stop motion

Started by Santino Vitale in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by John Horabin 3 hours ago. 24 Replies

I'd been experimenting with the possibilities of slow motion and how to achieve that slick, ultra slow look in stop motion. And after a while of testing, I decided to make a short film to showcase the effect. It is a spoof of all those fancy perfume…Continue

Tags: short, effects, film, CGI, fps

i challenge you to a fight

Started by mikefallek in ANIMATOR TALK 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

This is done using a technique I call wizard chess.Posting it here first:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVLT9eUWn2Acheck…Continue

lol Finally dipping my feet into an actual stop motion test.

Started by Zaid in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Zaid on Monday. 4 Replies

Finally got the nerve to actually animate something, Don't know what hes doing exactly but I just went with the flow lol. Got this new toy in the mail and I knew I just had to animate it. Man I had alot of fun with it too, cant wait to try some…Continue

Capsule: My stop-mo sci-fi short

Started by Josh Mahan in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Josh Mahan on Sunday. 3 Replies

Hey everyone, Just wanted to share a project I've been working on for a bit…Continue

Tags: sets, miniatures, lighting, modelmaking, man

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