The Tales of Oldin: Darkness | a stop motion animated film by Jason Gottlieb

Hi everyone!  I've recently completed my latest stop motion film and just wanted to share it with this fine online community. 

http://youtu.be/Vay8uJZSvPU

I hope you guys enjoy it.  In my opinion it's my best work so far. I put a lot more effort into the pre-production, as far as the story itself, than I have with previous work and it definitely benefited a lot from that.  My next film will not be completed as quickly as this one, but I do plan on posting tutorials and exercises/tests on my YouTube channel in the coming months. All things to get me where I want to be for the next one. 

Views: 260

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Really enjoyed that, thanks!

This came out really well, reminded me of David the gnome and Brain Froud's gnome illustrations. Cant wait to see your next work!

Thanks guys!  This was very much influenced/based on the book "Gnomes" by Wil Huygen illustrated by Rien Poortvliet which is what "David the Gnome" is based on.  So I guess I nailed it. ;)

Very nice work! Love the felt textures.

I too saw you're gnome and thought, that's David!

How many films have you done so far?

Jared, this is my second one as a professional, third overall including my student film.  In a way I sort of feel like it's my first because I put a lot more thought and effort into the shots, shot compositions, lighting, etc to make sure that everything was done for a specific purpose.  It's sort of like this is my first film but I made two movies previously if that makes sense. 

Makes complete sense.

I'm still putting ideas and equipment together for my first film. Looks like you've got a solid grasp on techniques, concepts, materials, production and etc. so far. Keep up the good work!

Don't let little things like equipment and ideas get in the way!!  Go start animating.  You gotta get lots of animation out of the way to get better.  Your film will end up better animated that way too. ;) 

I'm actually planning to put up tutorials/exercises up on YouTube starting soon.  Some will be super basic to show people how to animate but others (most) are actually going to be me animating exercises just to experiment and improve my own animation/timing.  I hope to get other people participating as well - maybe you'll join in? :)  

I guess it's sort of an updated idea of what we were doing with StopMoShorts originally only this is much easier to do and focused purely on performance.  There are going to be a LOT of exercises where the character won't even have a face. It's gonna be fun.  

Could be as simple as a "sad ball bouncing" which you can do with a webcam, some clay or even playdoh (if you don't let it dry out), and 'something' for rigging to hold it in the air. Hell, you can just rest it on some T-pins* if you want - it's just an exercise. 

* there are some rogue t-pins in this film that I didn't bother removing from frames because nobody will ever notice them. I'm not telling where they are! :p

I was planning on making some simple exercise based animations. You know, moving everyday objects around to learn timing, interaction and do some basic emotion.

I need to dig out my webcam to do the exercises. I've also considered documenting my stop motion experience (which is none at this point).

Reply to Discussion

RSS

MESSAGE BOARD CATEGORIES

STOPMO NEWBIES
basic stopmo discussion

ANIMATOR TALK
experienced animators looking to improve

CAMERA & STAGE
animation camera, lighting and moco rigs

ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
animation tool and rigging discussion

STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS
frame capture, editing, and post-production

STORY
script, storyboarding and storyreel discussion

SOUND
lip-sync, sound effects and music

YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT
discuss your stopmo film

ARMATURES
ball & socket and wire armature discussion

MACHINE SHOP
metalwork tool & talk

SCULPTING
sculpture information and advice

HAIR & COSTUME
materials, patterns and technique

CASTING
foam, silicone and resin

CLAY
clay puppet construction

GENERAL PUPPET MAKING
other puppet fabrication issues

STOP MOTION SETS
set design and construction information

MODEL DEPARTMENT
miniature prop discussion

MATTE PAINTINGS
glass matte paintings and backgrounds

GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS

STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION

FAVORITE STOP MOTION CHARACTERS

PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION

FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

ANIMATION SCHOOLS

STOP MOTION BOOKS

STOP MOTION ON VIDEO

JOBS & PROJECTS
post here if you are looking for talent to hire

SWAP MEET
stop motion items for sale

CHAT BOARD
general discussion

SITE FEEDBACK
report bugs, comments and suggestions here

Latest Activity

GameYan Studio posted a video

Female character Modelling Animation video 3D Fashion Show catwalk with motion capture

Fashion Catwalk of 3D Girl character Modeling | By Gameyan Character Animation Studio Video Description: 3D Character Modeling of Fashion Model Girl with Cat...
4 hours ago
Pete Pipkins replied to Pete Pipkins's discussion Canon 250D problem
"Thanks for the reply. I've dropped a line to SMP to query the compatability. It'll be…"
22 hours ago
Ethan Bartholomae replied to Pete Pipkins's discussion Canon 250D problem
"It's likely that the 250D is too new of a camera for Stop Motion Pro to support. I had the…"
yesterday
Pete Pipkins posted a discussion

Canon 250D problem

Hi AllI'm trying to connect a Canon EOS 250D to Stop Motion Pro Eclipse.I'm connecting via the USB…See More
yesterday

© 2019   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;}