Music vid: "Second Song" by TV on the Radio

(the effects I'm wondering about start at 1:33)

I'm guessing a light table under glass tray filled with some paint emulsion, (I've been experimenting with our pyrex casserole dishes & different paint mixes - wife isn't too keen on this ).
What I can't figure is the "burst" and walking effects of the shapes in the "paint."
Maybe something heavy and thin enough that could be constructed into a miniature "dam" and then taken out to create the burst?

I'm most interested in trying this effect as a background with 2D paper animation happening on a glass panel in the foreground - BUT - unsure how to get this to work with strong back AND front lighting.

Views: 239

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Wow, another really cool Mikey Please video! I knew it was his as soon as I saw the pure white foam - everything! 

That effect kind of reminds me of the effets they used to project behind rock bands in clubs in the 60's. I forget what song it was, but I remember seeing an old Black Sabbath concert clip with that stuff projected up behind them. 

The used to use a thin film of different colored oils and maybe water between two sheets of glass laid on a projector (lke the kind they used to have in schools - transparency projector). For something like that effect (in the video you just posted) I'd play around with a thin sheet of plastic laid in the bottom of the Pyrex dish and placing transprent forms on top of it while filming from underneath. Not sure how to make the forms move - maybe replacement pieces or hinged acrylic pieces? 

** Edit

Ah, try looking up Oil Wheel - that's what those things were called. Just ran across an eHow article that mentioned using two clear clock faces (glass or plastic shallow dishes essentially) with a thin film of mineral oil and various transparent candy tints pressed between them. The heat of the light makes it move around and you get different effects by spinning, pressing etc. and adding more drops of tinted oil or water. 

Thats a great film.  I really like his stuff to.  The paints are probably "marbling inks", but no idea what makes the shapes. 

It might help to look back over some of his old films and try and figure out how he progressed to that point.  He did one called "glens gloves" which is a very different technique, a kind of shadow play with drawing going on at the same time.  Then he did this, which is similar

to which he says -

"An old test development on the Glens Glove's technique. Whereas GG was filmed on a little chair with the seat ripped out and a fish tank duck-taped to the top, here I build a chromed up, reverse light box with articulated lighting bulbs and internal rosewood camera tripod un'shit."

then on to the technique your trying to acheive

"It was basically one long reverse shot filming through the underside of a fish tank. I had lots of compartments of the tank containing the different shots that i would then introduce section by section. thats not a very good explanation. I usually just say its stopmotion frozen jelly and people buy it."

Its good that he doesn't explain it fully, he's earnt his knowledge with innovation and experimention - and I'm sure you will too.  Even if you don't get the exact result you want you might hit upon something equally cool. Good luck

you can achieve a similar burst of color effect using milk, food coloring and dish soap.   heres a link to a youtube video on it....  

Reply to Discussion



Message Board

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Thomas Nicol 16 hours ago. 18 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Greyguy 20 hours ago. 46 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Santino Vitale yesterday. 11 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue

Copper wire fingers?

Started by Angus Lamont in ARMATURES. Last reply by trikfx on Sunday. 9 Replies

HiI recently bought a beautiful looking ball and socket H1 Pro armature from Malvern Armatures. I also bought a pair of hands with it, and the fingers are made up with twisted copper wire. I've never used copper wire for fingers, only aluminium, but…Continue

Tags: copper, armature

Cleaning non digital noise from shots

Started by Waya Malling in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Waya Malling on Sunday. 6 Replies

Hi I shot cut out animation under a sheet of glass and as a result of the glass I have a lot of "dust" ( not sure what to call it) noise on my shots . Does any one know of an effective way to clean this ?I use after effects CS6 so any method…Continue

Tags: CutOut, AE



Create a Blog for your personal page. Go to My Page and click on Blog Posts. Access all Blog Posts here.




© 2015   Created by Anthony Scott.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

.xg_widget_forum_index_index .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_listForCategory .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_show .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;}