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Strider replied to Ben Tobin's discussion Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.
"Yeah, if you want to do realistic Dynamation type animation then 15 fps is probably the low limit. I use 12 because I do a more cartoony type of animation and don't mind a slight bit of stutter showing on fast moves (though sometimes I'll…"
46 minutes ago
Erin McDermott commented on Nat's video
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Full Car Scene +Temp Sound

"THIS IS SO AMAZING OMG"
1 hour ago
Erin McDermott posted a photo

my first clay model

so this was my first time ever trying to make a clay model for animation. i really had no idea what i was doing and could really use some advice! my biggest challenge was keeping the model smooth while animating and having the arms falling off and…
1 hour ago
Mike commented on Mike's photo
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Set progress

"Thanks, nick. I used different sized plastic cups to shape the base of the trunks before covering them in screen and paper-mache. The ones that worked best for me were cocktail cups and gelatin shot cups. I ended up trimming down the ones made from…"
2 hours ago
StopmoNick commented on Mike's photo
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"Looks great so far!  I see you have taken the trouble to widen out each trunk where it goes into the ground, so it looks like a tree and not just a chopped-off branch. What does the orange label on the tree say?"
2 hours ago
Mike commented on Mike's photo
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"Thanks, Pram. As far as I know, he's not a gunslinger. But he could have been before he got lost in this forest. :)I do have a cat, and he's been patiently stalking the set since I started it. So far he's been good about keeping his…"
3 hours ago
Pram replied to Ben Tobin's discussion Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.
"If you can locate a Kodak Zi6 and shoot 30fps on two's (still effectively 15fps), you can coordinate the Zi6 reference footage with your animation. To my knowledge, it is the only handheld point and shoot camera that drops its shutter speed in…"
3 hours ago
Pram commented on Mike's photo
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"I like the composition and trees! Is this guy a gunslinger? His posture kind of reminds me of one. Nice idea, about the box fan. Those are a must any time you're using hot lighting. Good to have a window or leave the door open, too. Unless…"
3 hours ago
Jasmine Best replied to Jasmine Best's discussion Set floor material
"Thank you very much. I didn't even think about ply wood splintering. I'm going to try particle board and MDF. On an unrelated note I found your tutorial on making latex build up puppets very informative! "
4 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Jasmine Best's discussion Set floor material
"Foam board is maybe ok for very light puppets that can be held in place with a pin through the foor, but is too soft for screw type tiedowns. it will compress as you tighten the wingnut underneath, and as you animate the puppet it is likely to…"
5 hours ago
Ben Tobin replied to Ben Tobin's discussion Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.
"Thanks for the help, I think I'm going to go for 15fps as I learn to animate, as I'll be able to create clips a bit faster till I can get my head round what I'm doing.  I think I will leave the frame blending and post production…"
5 hours ago
Jasmine Best posted a discussion

Set floor material

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 particleboard, plywood, and foam board for set floor material. Are all of these good options or are they better for certain situations and puppet weight?See More
7 hours ago
StampMotionStudio commented on Mike's photo
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"very nice!"
9 hours ago
Dawn Brown commented on Lauri Harju's photo
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Whale 03

"wow!"
9 hours ago
Dawn Brown commented on Mike's photo
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"sweet! "
9 hours ago
Mike posted a photo

Set progress

slowly but surely, this forest is growing.
11 hours ago
Lauri Harju posted a photo

Whale 03

Almost done.
12 hours ago
Mike posted a photo

Modular Puppet Stuff

K&S brass tubing for modular armature.Left: screw on / slip offRight: push on / pull off
12 hours ago
Pram replied to Ben Tobin's discussion Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.
"One fun thing, is if you like frame blending, you  can shoot at 29.97 in Dragon and convert to 30 exactly in your nonlinear editor, and that will also enable the feature because of the mismatch in frame rates.It will look more like a bad film…"
13 hours ago
Lewis Crabtree commented on Lewis Crabtree's photo
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Final Holly leaf#2

""Both the Holly and the Berries are cover over with Fimo Polish to give it that shine. P.s is it just me or is the photo a little blur? :)  "
16 hours ago
 
 
 

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

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Strider 46 minutes ago. 8 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

Set floor material

Started by Jasmine Best in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jasmine Best 4 hours ago. 2 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

Stop mo in VW roadtrip documenatry

Started by Tim in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi, I haven't been on here for ages and can't find my old thread, so I've started a new one.  Here is my finished stop motion segment as part of the completed film.   scene at 1:50 I had planned on shooting a couple more scenes, but ran out of…Continue

Tags: new, york, breakdown, travel, vw

DSLR Full-Manual (avoiding flicker) extremely confused.

Started by Mike in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 19 hours ago. 54 Replies

I've been reading a lot of threads in a lot of forums, and I'm still flabbergasted about how complicated this topic is to fully understand. I'm hoping someone with experience can help clarify the "digital lense flicker" epidemic for me. I'm looking…Continue

Tags: 60D, T3i, Cannon, Flicker, DSLR

Making a Ball and Socket Armature by Welding

Started by Jonathan Luna in ARMATURES yesterday. 0 Replies

Its been some time but I'm back. I was just learning how to weld in my sculpture class and I was wondering about making a ball and socket armature with welding. The main question I have is would I still need to drill a hole into the ball bearing to…Continue

TALOS Lives Again

Started by fantamation in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Mike yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm carrying the progress of my studio scale Talos puppet replica over here from the sculpting forum since I now have the first casting...... now for the paint job.

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