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Don Carlson's Discussions

Amazing Mini-Fig stop motion

Started Dec 7, 2016 0 Replies

This is exactly the kind of aesthetic I've always hoped to see in Lego-style animation. Look how SMOOTH it is! After studying it frame by frame, it is apparent that this is not 30fps on a mix of ones…Continue

Tags: motion, stop, Mingle, Monsieur

Water droplets/ice effects using boiled isomalt, salt, water, and olive oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Dec 7, 2016. 2 Replies

Not sure if ants or small…Continue

Snubbery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Dec 10, 2016. 7 Replies

Hi folks, I've noticed this a lot, and it's confusing and prevalent enough that it's high time it was addressed directly: Why are some professional animators friendly and happy to talk about their…Continue

Should not have looked directly at the ark...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Riccardi Dec 24, 2016. 2 Replies

My friend Martin made this neat re-creation of the face melting effect from Raiders of the Lost Ark! The clay did not melt that thinly originally, but after about a month it ages and does this.…Continue

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Don Carlson commented on StampMotionStudio's video
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Happy New Year From Stamp Motion Films!

"The walking is SPECTACULAR! Almost no one animates a full clay walk cycle like that. This makes it stand out in the first few seconds."
Jan 1
Don Carlson replied to GREGG DIAMANT's discussion Clay & Silicone hybrid
"Clay and silicone? Yeesh! If there is a drawback to this, it would be added weight to the puppet. You will also want to make sure that the different materials do not have to stick to each other- because one thing clay is noted for is its ability to…"
Jan 1
Don Carlson replied to Adam Taylor's discussion "Experimenting"
""Copy my answers", is what I got from this because I could hear the next syllable starting before it cuts off. Double-checking, http://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/123b87e8-b4a6-433e-bcb8-4e745c0cb058Juno actually interrupts him in…"
Dec 23, 2016
Don Carlson updated their profile
Dec 19, 2016
Don Carlson replied to justin rasch's discussion One of my First Tests from KUBO
" I remember Bumble. Planning a return to the blog-o-sphere. Miss you guys. "
Dec 16, 2016
Don Carlson commented on gustavo arteaga's video
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Bullets inthe Gun

"That is quite good for a first clay film! I especially liked the shallow depth of field. It flows and reveals only a little bit at a time- just enough to get an idea of what is going on. Very dream-like."
Dec 15, 2016
Don Carlson replied to Don Carlson's discussion Snubbery
"I appreciate your honesty, but you may want to delete that post because this site is indexed on Google and I'm concerned that your employer or one of their customers might see it. I've never badmouthed an employer or customer online, but I…"
Dec 10, 2016
Moonshine Animations replied to Don Carlson's discussion Snubbery
"I work for the Stikbot Company, and they basically have the crappiest stop-motion app that they advertise. Now the work I do for them, obviously isn't done through some silly children's app on a smart phone. But when these children ask how…"
Dec 9, 2016
Don Carlson replied to Don Carlson's discussion Snubbery
"I remember a time when someone wouldn't reply for a year, and I didn't take it personally either. Might just be having a midlife crisis. "
Dec 8, 2016
gustavo arteaga replied to Don Carlson's discussion Snubbery
"I dunno. I ask when I need help and usually someone steps in with advice. I am thankful  for this but I don't take it for granted. At times I don't get an answer but it is hard to take it personally. Sometimes people are just busy…"
Dec 8, 2016
Don Carlson posted a discussion

Amazing Mini-Fig stop motion

This is exactly the kind of aesthetic I've always hoped to see in Lego-style animation. Look how SMOOTH it is! After studying it frame by frame, it is apparent that this is not 30fps on a mix of ones and twos, but 24 translated to 30 with a 3:2 pulldown cadence. He had an earlier version with hazy atmospheric music but it was unlisted, so out of respect I'm not posting it. But yeah, look at that! Most of it is on ones.See More
Dec 7, 2016
Don Carlson replied to Don Carlson's discussion Water droplets/ice effects using boiled isomalt, salt, water, and olive oil
"I have not had time to give it a shot, but it's sound in theory. Kind of exciting!  "
Dec 7, 2016
Adam Taylor replied to Don Carlson's discussion Water droplets/ice effects using boiled isomalt, salt, water, and olive oil
"Really nice! Have you tested it as an animated sequence?"
Dec 6, 2016
Don Carlson replied to Don Carlson's discussion Snubbery
"I wasn't insulting anyone, just making an observation of personal experience. In life, I do not actively snub anyone who asks for information about technique,  and I don't ask for it from other animators, but when they do offer to…"
Dec 2, 2016
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to Don Carlson's discussion Snubbery
"I think that's a bit harsh. I'm not active now, mostly due to the munchkins needing Dad time for all their activities, but I moderated on a popular hobby forum with a large sculpting subforum. A lot of top name commercial/professional…"
Dec 2, 2016
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Don Carlson's discussion Snubbery
"When I was working professionally (in special make-up effects) at the BBC many years ago, and doing some innovative work, there was much discussion about this. Do you share your techniques and thereby help to raise standards generally, or keep…"
Dec 2, 2016

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At 9:19am on June 25, 2012, Claym8r said…
Don,
I used to animate with a clay that is manufactured by Caran d' Ache . It doesn't come in as many colors as the Van Aken brands, its waxy texture holds up much better under hot lights, and it cleans up a lot easier because the dyes in the clay don't run as badly as the other brands .
At 10:09am on June 25, 2012, Don Carlson said…

I have not found Caran D'Ache clay in stores, but did see their other art supplies.

I do know how to modify Van Aken to get the properties you're looking for. Spent a year studying clay formulas and got it down pretty good. I'll send you a private message.

At 2:10pm on January 6, 2014, Robin Haefeli said…

Thank you! Yes it is a combination of latex and sculpy for the eyes.

At 1:21pm on February 12, 2015, Lemz Media said…

Hey Don, long time no chat. How's the business going?

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