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fatih replied to fatih's discussion 24 frame
"thanks a lot for your answer I'm aware that my question is not understandable, there is a trouble with my keyboard, sorry and thanks again.."
53 minutes ago
Dennis commented on Dennis's photo
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Chroma Key #1

"We are looking into ways of lighting this set (the base is from our Raven Project) and wondered about…"
54 minutes ago
Dennis commented on Dennis's photo
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Chroma Key #2

"Hi Nick, Not completely, in photo #3 there are a few specks still visible.  I created a mask around the puppet and anything outside of the mask disappeared, as in photo #4. Cheers, Justin "
1 hour ago
StopmoNick commented on Dennis's photo
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Chroma Key #3

"Ah, I asked about that on one of the other photos.  The highlights and shadows on a rig always cause me keying problems, If I increase the range of blues to key those out I lose bits of the puppet as well.  I usually paint the entire rig…"
1 hour ago
StopmoNick commented on Dennis's photo
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Chroma Key #2

"So were you able to completely remove the rig with Keylight, without any of the shadows still showing up? I have tried keylight a couple of times, it does an instant magical job of keying, with softening of the edges and stuff I would have to do in…"
1 hour ago
StopmoNick replied to fatih's discussion 24 frame
"I am not sure if I understand your question, but I will try to answer. Yes, shooting  24 different moves for one second of film is very challenging, very slow.  But that is what we do!  Well, not all of us.  I shoot at 24 frames…"
1 hour ago
StopmoNick replied to Varg Ossian's discussion The Problem:
"Do you want to pick an area to specialise in, or continue to make your own films where you pretty well have to do everything?  For most of us, doing a bit of everything is the reality.  But if you wanted to work at somewhere like Laika or…"
2 hours ago
Will Tebo replied to Josh Funk's discussion THE SPACEMAN - A Stop-Motion Space Adventure
"Dude, this looks amazing! I loved "Wormholes" and I'm excited about another Josh Funk project."
3 hours ago
fatih posted a discussion

24 frame

I'm a rookie any more in stop motion. I'm 24 so slow my frames? to copy attraction solves the problem? Shoot 24 frames a challenging job  thanksSee More
5 hours ago
Pram replied to Varg Ossian's discussion The Problem:
"Read books, scour the internet, study people and animals, absorb what you can. Find your niche, hone it, and make a film that showcases that niche. Maybe you will find that you are really good at lighting. Or storytelling. But keep it simple, and…"
13 hours ago
Nat commented on Erin McDermott's photo
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my first clay model

"Thanks for the compliments :) Ok, let's try to answer these haha - camera, you can use any camera, but it depends on the outcome you're after, I have invested in a canon 5d mk3 as I plan to use it for animation, film making and photography…"
13 hours ago
Erin McDermott commented on Erin McDermott's photo
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my first clay model

"OMG I can't believe that was your first attempt at stop motion! That is insane! You are super talented. Thank you so much for your helpful response. I did use a window ahahah. I have never tried Dragonframe, but I cant wait to try it out. Vine…"
13 hours ago
Nat commented on Erin McDermott's photo
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my first clay model

"Hey Erin, The clip you commented on of mine is also my first attempt at stop-motion and puppets etc so my advice can only be from what I've come to figure out. I checked out your clip, a few pointers I'd say are: - Lighting, make sure you…"
14 hours ago
Wallace Jones commented on Wallace Jones's video
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Deer Test 3D Anaglyph Stop Motion

"For those interested in anaglyph 3D, the ghosting in the above example is a result of too much separation between the left and right eye images. I recently discovered the 1/30 rule which is a basic rule of thumb for 3D photography: "30 X the…"
17 hours ago
Varg Ossian posted a discussion

The Problem:

What to Practice? What to Focus on?Stop motion, is unique in that it requires a considerable amount of materials and skills in order to create... something... anything. So what specific aspects should I practice on in order to become good, or even great? What skills should I devote most of my time to?Keeping in mind... I'm working alone and I do not have a team to fall back on.A bit about myself...  I work at a Shipyard, I'm 30, (closing in on 31), I'm not married, still living at home but I'm moving out in the Fall to my own apartment (with no roommates) and I use to make Stop Motion Music Videos... up until 5 years ago...This was the last video I made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X87MOZ3eQRA My responsibilities for the creation of this video was basically everything... This was 5 years ago and I want desperately to get back into the swing of things.So why did I stop? Prior to the Widow Sunday video... I spent 8 years…See More
18 hours ago
Dennis commented on Dennis's photo
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Chroma Key #1

"Sorry, that should read rig is covered in electricians heat shrink. Caught out again by predictive spelling."
18 hours ago
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18 hours ago
StampMotionStudio commented on StampMotionStudio's photo
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Mr. Clay's Dog.

"Thanks alot, if you want to please subscribe to my YT channel, I'm gonna be uploading very shortly some claymations, including that dog. www.youtube.com/stampmotionfilms"
20 hours ago
Lewis Crabtree commented on StampMotionStudio's photo
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Mr. Clay's Dog.

"a very sweet dog. i can already see it has lots of character. can't wait to see it animated  "
22 hours ago
Pram replied to Mastermind Films's discussion Making Heads and bodies
"I like the above ideas, and if you want to make the head extra lightweight, you would just use aluminum foil or blackwrap for the head armature. This will allow you to make large heads with small bodies if you like that style, and it will not add…"
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24 frame

Started by fatih in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by fatih 53 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I'm a rookie any more in stop motion. I'm 24 so slow my frames? to copy attraction solves the problem? Shoot 24 frames a challenging job  thanksContinue

The Problem:

Started by Varg Ossian in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

What to Practice? What to Focus on?Stop motion, is unique in that it requires a considerable amount of materials and skills in order to create... something... anything. So what specific aspects should I practice on in order to become good, or even…Continue

THE SPACEMAN - A Stop-Motion Space Adventure

Started by Josh Funk in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Will Tebo 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

I just launched a kickstarted today for my latest project about a man who creates a cardboard spaceship, goes to another planet to dispose of a mysterious object, & battles an ALIEN MONSTER!. …Continue

Tags: alien, spaceship, monster, funk, spaceman

Making Heads and bodies

Started by Mastermind Films in SCULPTING. Last reply by Pram yesterday. 4 Replies

I now have an armature ready to be sculpted with. I just need to get ideas on how must I start with. I could still recall that I used to cover armatures with clay at once. But the problem is that, it makes the model heavy and harder to work with.I…Continue

Set floor material

Started by Jasmine Best in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Pram yesterday. 3 Replies

I have been doing a lot of research on different tie down methods but I am still confused about what kind of material is best for the floor of the set for a simple drill hole in floor and rod and bolt tie down puppet support. I have seen…Continue

Tags: materials, beginner, new, construction, sets

Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Pram yesterday. 9 Replies

Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason.  after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue

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