BUSTED

Miniature set up for sci-fi film.
Not using the Bolex now tho'.

Comment by Stanley Milton Strawn on August 7, 2012 at 12:27pm

These are Revell or Aurora-can't remember which...but I modified-the white top on the 57 Chevy-'cause I thought I could get a match for the close-ups of the real actors...And the cop car is a 57 Ford Fairlane model that I did a custom cop paint job on and sent away for decals-and the siren & roof lights are custom too.

Yeah, I'm doing all that stuff over again (for the 3rd time), first time didn't come out, second time I shot "LIVE" on video but that's just 720...and I need to re-shoot in stop motion through my Black Magic card so it'll be HD-which will match the live action stuff being done on a pro HD video camera. Gonna have to time out the red flashing lights. How many frames do you think I should shoot between red light flashes? Anyone? Thanks!

Comment by Stanley Milton Strawn on August 13, 2012 at 9:54am

Yep, way too much! The biggie for me was not knowing if the footage was good for months-because I wouldn't take it out of the camera until I used the entire roll up.Too expensive not to get your full reel filled up. And when you are doing animation it can take forever to get your footage done...so wait, wonder, wait, wonder, wait, wonder....THEN FINALLY you get it processed-oops film gate not locked down -out of focus fluttery...AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

That's what happened to me the last time I used the Bolex.

Comment by Angus Lamont on January 2, 2013 at 10:23am

So what is this film about? Are these miniature model actors stand in's for the real live action actors in the film?

Comment by Stanley Milton Strawn on January 2, 2013 at 6:38pm

Hi Angus, this is a 1950's sci-fi film. Live action plus stop motion animation-monster, robot, flying saucer stuff going on...old school everything.

We are about 1/3 done on live action for this feature length film.

The photo Busted is just a test shot...no longer using Bolex.

Comment by Stanley Milton Strawn on January 2, 2013 at 6:40pm

Oh...yes the mini people stand in for live actors in several spots in the film.

Comment by Angus Lamont on January 3, 2013 at 5:32am

Nice! Can't wait to see the finished film! Will you put it up online?

Comment by Stanley Milton Strawn on January 3, 2013 at 8:55am

As a last resort. Hopefully we'll get distribution or DVD deal...

Comment by Angus Lamont on January 3, 2013 at 10:27am

Well I wish you good luck! Any photos of the monster?

Comment by Stanley Milton Strawn on January 3, 2013 at 12:56pm

here's a hint -my pictures site...here.

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