"Sort of good news... I suddenly realised that I could eliminate all the variables, so I powered up the camera with its battery and took it outside in daylight. The camera's own histogram display is tiny, but I could still see the readout…"
"Nick, you must have a better camera than I do and/or use more light. I try to keep my lights on lower levels when possible to avoid blowing a fuse and to help keep my small studio from being a sauna. Less/no grain is more of a priority than less…"
"You're welcome Buckner. The series is based on finnish-swedish author Tove Jansson's books about the moomin family. They are both cute, adventurous and at the same time quite scary - bringign up themes not often seen in children's…"
"Thanks for all this. It is a very interesting discussion. You are right that I am not very experienced at stop-mo, but have a professional background in TV production. Although my rig is at home, I reckon it is rigid enough to cope…"
"from adobe website:
Make sure that all auto settings on the camera body and lens are turned off and set to manual. Any auto settings, such as auto-exposure, auto white balance, and light optimizer will usually cause luminance…"
"Hah! I looked through about a dozen early issues, will probably check out some more later.
I used to read those, way back when there wasn't much else. (apparently there were a couple of other mags trying to jump on the…"
El Diablo was my graduate thesis project at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. It was an offical selection of the Stop Motion Magazine Film Festival, ASIFA Hollywood Student Film Festival and the NextFrame Student Film Festival.
"Don't know if this can help, but ask your doctor about sub-lingual b-12 pills. I take them because I'm naturally skinny and try to gain weight from time to time. If you're losing weight, it helps you absorb nutrition. Also vitamin D3…"
Going back to the doctor tomorrow for another round of tests, hopefully some answer about the internal bleeding, some way to stop the stomach pain (because it's making me crazy-I can't sleep with it there). The goal is…"
"If 1/13th sec is slow enough to eliminate fluoro flicker, and it suits the amount of light you have and f-stop you want to work at, then by all means do that. I am probably playing it safe by going for a half sec. But I have other…"
"Where are you located, and is it possible for an animator to work remotely and send you the footage or do you need them in your studio, working on your set?
If you are in LA, for example, and you are only interested in animators who can work on the…"
"I used to do that on film, because of grain, but I really can't see any grain on my DSLR images. It's there on the video assist, but not the full res images. I usually shoot just 2 frames the same for a hold, then just copy one of…"