"Traditional animation stands can be (and often were/are) equipped with polarizing filters. Looking at the photo of the setup Strider posted, you would cover each light source with a polarizing filter (both oriented to polarize the light in the same…"
"Great topic. (BTW, your trailer looks great, Bianca.)
Here's a site devoted to papier mache that includes a recipe that promises fine detail:
Also, florist's foam can be easily (albeit messily)…"
"Also, just to the right of the word "Activity" in all those email checkbox categories is an option that says "Stop Following All," which means it won't send emails about the routine messages and other postings. I've…"
"LIO, I "walked back," but not very far. I'm still with you on most if not all of your points, and you raised issues that I couldn't articulate but definitely agree with (most especially, your concern about access only through…"
"That's really terrific. I like the control of the "focus."
On my bucket list is to paint a very large painting in the Hudson River / Frederic Church style. First, I need to find the time. Then I need to convince my family that a…"
"That looks great. I'm not so much of a "dinosaur guy," and the tendency of some artists (such as William Stout) to emphasize the textures of the skin usually doesn't appeal to me, but it really works here.
I didn't know what…"
"No, thank you! (etc., etc., etc...)
OK, I'm coming out of curmugeon mode. I think it's fantastic that it's possible to post videos here now. That will be a great resource for putting up tutorials, to pick just one example. I just…"
"It's better, although I'm still in "curmugeon" mode. However, I can just reduce the size of the window to crop off that nonminimalist stuff. Now all I have to do is declutter my desktop.
Anthony, I want to say MUCH MORE…"
"Well, it's probably too soon for me to criticize and I should keep my fingers still, but my initial contact with this format leaves me confused. We have two places to enter comment on the same page. Is there a way to view the discussion in…"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman is now a member of StopMotionAnimation.com
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