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What to use for set background?

Started by Aj Shenefelt in MATTE PAINTINGS 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,My apologies if this has been discussed already, but I have had a difficult time finding an answer to this so far. What type of material & set up do you usually use for outdoor daytime set backgrounds?For context:I'm currently working on a redwood forest set that is about 4'x4' and plan on building the background later this week. It will likely need to be 5'x7' or larger since there is a camera move that pans diagonally across the set.I have only made a background for a set this large once, and I clamped a large sheet of painted cardboard to a few c-stands which worked okay at the time (it was a night scene so the texture didn't matter). I have access to a large photography backdrop stand and a multitude of c-stands at my school but don't know what I should be looking for to put on it. I want the background to be relatively lightweight, but still able to take a few layers of acrylic paint without warping. Additionally, I have a very small budget, so cheap (under $30 USD) or second-hand materials are what I can realistically afford to look at.Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!Continue

Sculpture material of puppet hands

Started by Jet Zhang in CASTING. Last reply by maddogmovies 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi,I am going to make silicon hands for my foam latex puppet. I am wondering which material I should use to make the hands sculpture, which I need more details and smooth skin. I guess it may have two choices: 1. Firm Plasticine (NSP)2. Super Sculpey I saw some youtube videos (maybe Claykids) on how to make mold for hands. Their hands are very detailed but the color is more like Super Sculpey.Does anyone have experience with this?Thanks!Continue

Start a new armature

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by Greyguy 10 hours ago. 27 Replies

Hi here is a new armature i started for Misha Klienalso a picture of a new small armature compared to and older on i did and a close up of the footContinue

Jim Danforth's West of Kashmir fx footage

Started by Larry Arpin in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by justin rasch on Thursday. 2 Replies

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#Harryhausen100 Centenary Tribute Short Film - Coming Soon!

Started by Angus Lamont in STOPMO NEWBIES Jan 18. 0 Replies

Coming 2020! #Harryhausen100A short film tribute dedicated to the master of stop motion, Ray Harryhausen.In 2020, The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation are celebrating Ray's Centenary (creating the hashtag, #Harryhausen100), and with Ray's work inspiring me to do this type of creative work, I thought I'd pay homage with my own, self funded short film. Expect strange landscapes inhabited by stop motion monsters - along with a bit of live action (from myself *gulp*)!Teaser Trailer premiere link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERqH2vJG5Sg&fbclid=IwAR1qNhQpZuxwSrL3ZV5GQmn8pcMY78iW4wAtevdetn8eCLtT4NqMbTmw0coContinue

Tags: angus, lamont, motion, stop, ray

Clay Ani-memes

Started by Randy Boyum in CLAY. Last reply by Randy Boyum Jan 14. 13 Replies

I enjoy creating Clay Ani-memes from behind the scenes photos I shoot while working.   Don't know if anyone cares, but thought I'd share.   Would love to hear opinions.    :-)Continue

Animating Shoelaces

Started by Prav Potu in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Maureen Z Jan 7. 5 Replies

Hello!Brand spanking new member here ... I'm trying to animate some shoelaces so they look like they've tied themselves.  My question is two-fold - has anyone done this before and would they care to share their experience, tips, tricks, etc? Secondly, I'm planning on using pipe cleaners to reinforce the shoelaces and then using fishing line, I'm going to suspend them for the mid-air/pre-loop part of the animation. Does this sound like the right approach or does anyone have any better suggestions?  Would I be better of using wire instead of pipe cleaners?Should it help, I'm using white shoes, white shoelaces, on orange seamless paper.  Shooting using a 5Dmk3, Dragonframe 4, and Kinos.Thank you in advance!Continue

A short segment for the holiday season.

Started by Chris Johnson in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Chris Johnson Jan 5. 2 Replies

Put together a little segment for the holiday season. A little homage to Monty Python and a good excuse to play with some cut paper a get some more experience with rig removal.Really regretted not anchoring the trees more securely but a good experience overall.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msa02T0qtysContinue

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 Now Open For Entries! International Tours & Cash Awards

Started by Paul Bruce in ANIMATOR TALK Jan 4. 0 Replies

The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with more short film screenings in Edinburgh,A dedicated Animation Sunday, International Film Festival showcases, trophies, cash prizes and awards including Best Animation Award!We're also excited to be programming showcases of our best films for our 2020 partners:Adriatic Film FestivalStop Motion MontrealFirenze FilmCorti Sardinia Film FestivalBalkans Beyond Borders Film Festivaland Manipulate Theatre & Animation Festival!Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.Early Bird Deadline: Monday Feb 3rdOpen for entries onlineESFF 2020 SUBMISSIONSContinue

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What to use for set background?

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