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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his stop-motion extravaganza…See More
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Christopher Olsen replied to Christopher Olsen's discussion Rig removal with a camera move
"Agreed! I have the CS5.5 master collection (got when I was a student, and still took me almost a year to work off) and I'll be using it until support is completely gone...and then some! But I'm a full-time graphic designer, so I use the…"
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Christopher Olsen replied to Christopher Olsen's discussion Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig
"Thanks, I'll definitely update with how it's working! @Jack, I can't say that I would put a beautiful emotimo on this ol' hunk a junk, ahah, but if it works out well I'll let you know. If it's stable enough then it…"
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Christopher Olsen replied to Christopher Olsen's discussion The Woods Where We Played
"New post on my blog with some glamour shots of the armatures! http://thewoodswhereweplayed.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/steel-armature-finished/ Here's a teaser image: "
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Ben Tobin replied to Christopher Olsen's discussion Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig
"The handles idea is really good. I've been planning on making a homemade slider for a while now but keep putting it off.  Let us know how this works out as it looks great!"
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StopmoNick replied to Christopher Olsen's discussion Rig removal with a camera move
"Photoshop Extended (I have it in CS 5) does let you load a whole shot onto a timeline, but I don't know if it can do that with two layers. I fiddled around with it a couple of years ago, but it didn't feel like they had thought it through,…"
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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 3 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 3 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

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