"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
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
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
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
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
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