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yesterday
Geoff Clark replied to Doug Brecto's discussion green screen lighting
"Hey Doug, You don't mention what camera you're using to capture with, nor what you're using for compositing the green screen.  These would be key info to understand the blotchiness. I started out my first tests with a webcam…"
yesterday
StopmoNick replied to dorian moore's discussion Frame rate issue
"Did you export a movie at 12 fps from Dragonframe (or other frame grabbing software), or did you import the sequence of images in an editing program (like Premiere or After Effects) or in After Effects, then export a movie from there?  What…"
Friday
Geoff Clark commented on Roos Mattaar's video
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Nieuwstad (New City)

"This is great! The direction made it easy to understand what was going on. The design of the characters, including the wardrobe clothing, really was able to set the piece in its time period.     Can you describe how this movie has…"
Thursday
Geoff Clark replied to dorian moore's discussion Frame rate issue
"I'd like to help, as well as others, but could you be more specific about how you exported the movie? Specifically: What software did you use to export? Did you render the movie uncompressed, and then compressed it afterwards? If so, what…"
Thursday
Twin Tales commented on Roos Mattaar's video
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Nieuwstad (New City)

"This was awesome!"
Thursday
Christophe Sola posted a video

The Vlog of Mat .08

www.matetleshumains.com 8ème vlog de Mat. D'un certain point de vue (celui de Mat), c'est le premier. l'histoire de Mat commence par cet épisode. Je précise ...
Thursday
dorian moore posted a discussion

Frame rate issue

I did my animation in 12fps but once I export the movie it's not on track with my audio please help me guys.
Wednesday

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green screen lighting

Started by Doug Brecto in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Geoff Clark yesterday. 4 Replies

So, I'm new to stop motion.. I'm having trouble getting my lighting correct for my chroma key.. I started out with two home depot clamps lights with 60 watt bulbs on each front corner of the table.. I'm guessing too bright. Green screen was a mess. Switched to 40 watts. Still too bright I guess. Adding a image to my green screen was all blotchy. I'm now trying what I think are two 10 watt bulbs. Same results. I'm using a 2 x 2 foot table with a lego base plate and green tag board attached at the back. it's still messed up. Green screen images blotchy. Suggestions? Is it to my advantage to work with a bigger table set up? Continue

Frame rate issue

Started by dorian moore in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick on Friday. 2 Replies

I did my animation in 12fps but once I export the movie it's not on track with my audio please help me guys.

I'm back, and this is the current project.

Started by grecodan in ARMATURES. Last reply by StopmoNick on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Hello all. Been awhile since I've been here. Glad to see everyone is still active and posting great stuff.Though I'd return with a preliminary look at an armature in progress for a two-legged alien lizard creature I'm working on. It's still pretty rough, but I'm happy with it so far. I especially like the two googly eye stalks.Anyhoo, good to be back.Continue

FRAMING - Tips and Tricks

Started by Wifey Blocks in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Hi everyone, I would like to start a topic on FRAMING for stop motion. I believe it is a very important part of the whole creation of a stopmotion since the composition of shots or scenes can change a lot in our brickfilms. From what I see, a good stop motion is most likely supported by good framing. Although I am not really sure if you guys find it as important.  Please share your thoughts and if you have some TIPS and TRICKS about this. I'll start with the basic that I know RULE OF THIRDS It's basically saying that the point of interest or what you are showing in your picture or scenes should be on one of the 4 intersecting points when you break an image down to 9 parts by drawing 4 lines both horizontally and vertically dividing the image into thirds. I'm not also sure if I explained it correctly but you can also look it up to have a more detailed explanation. :) this really helped me a lot and by watching other brickfilms, I can say that it was applied most on those that I like watching the most! Please share your tips and tricks for everyone here including me  Very eager to learn from everyone! Thank you!Continue

Tags: composition, shot, framing

80's Monster Music Video

Started by Santino Vitale in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Peter Ellis on Tuesday. 8 Replies

I recently got an opportunity to do VFX work on a music video for a local filmmaker (in my area), for the band Superdivorce.He wanted to do an 80's style video -- complete with animated lightning and a stop-motion monster.   We're still doing post work on it, but the finished video will most-likely premiere online sometime this fall.Here's a few pics of the monster puppet. He's foam latex, with a wire and epoxy armature. I cast him in a three part mold, with an additional mold for the little mantis arms.   Credits on this one are as follows: The sculpt was done by my father.  I made the mold, ran the foam, trimmed and patched.  And we both painted (though, my part in painting was maybe 20%).Continue

Tags: creature, foam latex, animation, practical effects, music video

 
 
 

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