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Dennis replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"Really enjoyed this, Mike.  You have many skills ideally suited to this medium: modeling, drawing (amazing storyboard), no doubt painting also.  Can you write in mirror image? I've been following your posts from the beginning and hope…"
6 hours ago
David Tomasiewicz replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"I'll tune, man. Looks and sounds like a really cool project. Good luck to you, Mike!"
7 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to krullthewarriorking's discussion Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?
"I see that the anamorphic lens talks about the cinematic widescreen ratio of 2.35 to 1, which is wider than the HD I am using.  I guess it might make sense if you are shooting video with your DSLR, where you are limited to 1920 x 1080 HD (for…"
8 hours ago
Mike replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"Nick, I've said before, you've been a been a big influence on me, and your tutorials and help here in the forum have been invaluable along this journey. So your praise and excitement means a lot. I appreciate it. Thank you. :)It is a…"
8 hours ago
StopmoNick commented on StopmoNick's photo
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"It's 3mm plywood boards, painted with watered down dark grey paint, then streaked with pale grey.  I got a softer, more subtle effect on Poe's bay window, this gothic window is a bit rougher with less layering.   I don't…"
9 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"I've been watching out for your posts, and it's been looking first-rate all the way!  It's a really great character design, and it looks like your drawing skills are matched by your 3d fabrication skills.   It's good to…"
9 hours ago
Mike posted a discussion

"Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)

Hello Everyone :) I've been posting some random W.I.P. photos and little test videos over the past year or so, but I recently discovered there's a "your project" section here in the forum. So this is a thread for my ongoing project, "Will O' The Wisp". Hope you enjoy.Here's a little background about how the project came to be:Long story short - I was working on an indie film one winter, and I was hanging out in a trailer talking to the makeup Fx people and producer while we were waiting around for the next scene. I mentioned that I'd picked up stop-motion for the first time in a long while and wanted to attempt my first complete film, and that seemed to pique everyone's interest like I'd declared I bred Unicorns or something.…See More
12 hours ago
Strider replied to krullthewarriorking's discussion Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?
"Wow!! I just clicked on the link to the lens - its $900!!! For that you could get like 10 lenses used on eBay.  Why would you specifically want an anamorphic lens? I don't understand what the purpose would be. Can it do anything that…"
14 hours ago
krullthewarriorking replied to krullthewarriorking's discussion Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?
"Hey alright, responses from two of the masters!!!  Thanks guys. Excellent point about the unnecessary resolution increase, though I wasn't really thinking of it for resolution gains, but more for some of the other characteristics that are…"
14 hours ago
Roos Mattaar commented on Roos Mattaar's video
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"Late response, but thanks for the comments! Would love to see your Needle felted Characters, Kit. And Thanks Giovanni, I'm sending Moonbird to festivals and so far I know it will be sreened at Stoptrik film festival in Slovenia, Grand Rapid…"
14 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Robert's discussion Looking for animator for 20 sec short
"Yeah, like Christopher said. I use the term "frame" to mean one image in an animated sequence. A shot lasts for however many frames, until I stop and move the camera to a new position. A "take" is one attempt at doing the shot.…"
15 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to krullthewarriorking's discussion Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?
"With the old 35mm film frame, which is a 4x3 shape, anamorphic lenses made sense as a way to get widescreen. Resolution could be increased only by going to different camera mechanics that put the film through the gate sideways (Vistavision) or using…"
15 hours ago
Strider replied to krullthewarriorking's discussion Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?
"Doesn't an anamorphic lens squash everything down sideways, and then you need a special projection lens to stretch it back out? Or are you considering stretching it out digitally? I have no idea if it would be possible to do that. "
16 hours ago
Mike replied to fatih's discussion sticky latex
"Heat shrink tubes work well. You can find them near electric stuff at the hardware store. Slip em over the brass bits and joints, etc, then use a lighter, hair dryer, or heat gun to shrink it tight around the armature.  Latex doesn't stick…"
16 hours ago
krullthewarriorking posted a discussion

Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?

Hello all!I'm brand new to the community, and am pretty inexperienced with stop motion too, mostly just Lego movies here and there.  But I have been doing some research about lenses, and I have read a TON of the lens threads here over the last few days and have learned a lot from you all, but I haven't heard from anyone who has tried doing stop-motion with an anamorphic lens.This is the lens I'm looking at:http://www.vid-atlantic.com/lensshop/slr-magic-anamorphot-133x-lensThis lens also comes with diopters (+0.3 and +1.3) which I think are like "zooms" that you clamp on to get different equivalent focal lengths.  So if I understand it correctly, if I have a 35mm prime lens and I put this anamorphic beast on the front of it with the +1.3 diopter, then the new focal length would become 35mm/1.3 = ~27mm.  Or if I put the +0.3 diopter on it then it would be 35mm/0.3 = ~117mm.  Or if I put…See More
17 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Rick Jacobs's discussion Grand Prize Winner! "Marshmallow Martyr"
"Some tasty stuff! Very nice compositing. I did notice that the RH front marshmallow didn't react as well as the LH one when they were cowering at the beginning. Their characters seemed to develop in complexity as the film went on - mouth…"
18 hours ago
Robert replied to Robert's discussion Looking for animator for 20 sec short
"I just work out it will actually be 8 sec or less, thanks for the help is anyone interested in this project."
18 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to fatih's discussion sticky latex
"Just reviving this recent thread.... Does anyone have a clever way of doing arms with liquid latex and brass square tube that doesn't make the latex go sticky? Something like wrapping the brass tube with PTFE tape, or even painting it?…"
19 hours ago
Christopher Olsen replied to Robert's discussion Looking for animator for 20 sec short
"Hey Robert, by 'shot' Nick meant a particular camera angle with the characters performing part of or all of an action called for in the script. You are thinking of the term 'shot' being a single frame or picture taken by the…"
21 hours ago
Robert replied to Robert's discussion Looking for animator for 20 sec short
"Wow only two shots per day but animation takes 25 frames shots per sec, or do you mean 2 sec worth which would be 50 takes sorry I'm learning of you here."
22 hours ago
 
 
 

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"Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)

Started by Mike in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Dennis 6 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello Everyone :) I've been posting some random W.I.P. photos and little test videos over the past year or so, but I recently discovered there's a "your project" section here in the forum. So this is a thread for my ongoing project, "Will O' The…Continue

Tags: wip, commercial, bumper, film, short

Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?

Started by krullthewarriorking in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello all!I'm brand new to the community, and am pretty inexperienced with stop motion too, mostly just Lego movies here and there.  But I have been doing some research about lenses, and I have read a TON of the lens threads here over the last few…Continue

Tags: 55mm, diopter, 28mm, brickfilm, depth of field

Looking for animator for 20 sec short

Started by Robert in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick 15 hours ago. 8 Replies

I'm actually designing a storyboard for a short 20 sec animation with 2 characters one in a bed sick with a flu with a thermometer hanging out his mouth the other a doctor, I've been thinking of doing this a while for my documentary I'm making but I…Continue

sticky latex

Started by fatih in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Mike 16 hours ago. 8 Replies

the hands of my puppet became sticky a couple of months later. how can I prevent this situation? why did it become sticky I'm in need of a solution about this?Continue

Grand Prize Winner! "Marshmallow Martyr"

Started by Rick Jacobs in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

Fun! I won grand prize for this animation. On to a more challenging competition.…Continue

pros&cons to coistumes mad eof fabric materials vs. "casting" of rtv silicone and/or urethane rubbers

Started by John Polacchi in HAIR & COSTUME. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 9 Replies

I was wondering how many of you out(if any) either have or have thought that instead of going through the pains of making costumes of various fabrics have decided to just "cast" the major parts or costumes/clothing from rtv rubber(silicone,urethane…Continue

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