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Signing in problems.

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 4, 2013. 3 Replies

Not sure if anyone else has this problem, every time I use my iPhone I have to sign back in. Every time I shut it down and come back. Not so with mydesktop MAC. Anyone else having this problem? It…Continue

My first big set.

Started this discussion. Last reply by stephen dirkes Sep 1, 2013. 6 Replies

I am under construction on a modest size set for a short film I will be shooting. I just wanted to add some pics.Continue

 

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stephen dirkes replied to Animator's discussion My first big set.
"great textures. looks great"
Sep 1, 2013
Animator replied to John Horabin's discussion Son of Motion control in dragonframe
"A test I shot. Still rough but the movement is just about right. Using motion control is so much fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlWbyDVPUNc&feature=share&list=UUHGWcnPFEwscW25tXzXj5Bg"
Aug 23, 2013
Will Bishop Stephens commented on Animator's photo
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New moco rig finished.

"A thing of beauty"
Jul 4, 2013
Will Bishop Stephens commented on Animator's photo
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Moco controller.

"Thanks Doug, that's great. I'll track down the schematic right now..."
Jul 4, 2013
Animator commented on Animator's photo
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Moco controller.

"Hey Will,  the BEDs are parallel. I use a 14.6 AMP 24V power supply to power them. Check eBay as there are some deals to be had. 24 volts should be more than enough to supply the motors with the holding torque you will need. Good motor choice…"
Jul 2, 2013
Animator replied to Eleni's discussion Webcam for live view with old DSLR
"Hey Eleni, you can use just about any webcam. The idea is to either put the webcam as close to the lens axis, meaning right beside it or above it, of the DSLR or if possible position it looking through the eyepiece of the DSLR. When it comes to…"
Jul 2, 2013
Will Bishop Stephens commented on Animator's photo
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Moco controller.

"Hi Doug, I am returning to building a mo-co, having built a pan and dolly track a year or so back with your help, and John Horabin and Jim Arthurs. I'm now re-building, adding tilt, and hopefully a jib like like yours, only everything is on a…"
Jul 2, 2013
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Hand wheels.

"The hand wheels shown here have been updated to weighted steel ones. I will upload a new pic."
May 10, 2013
Animator replied to John Horabin's discussion Son of Motion control in dragonframe
"Hey Jim, I would love to tell you but Gerald likes to deal one on one with clients. Shoot him an email and ask. I will tell you this though, it is very affordable and what you get is a full on professional system capable of great things. It is as I…"
May 10, 2013
Animator posted photos
May 9, 2013
Animator replied to John Horabin's discussion Son of Motion control in dragonframe
"It has been awhile. Well my rig is now a full on realtime/animation motion control rig! I am interfacing DragonFrame with a MANTIS controller via the DDMX-S2 box that the guys at DF sell. Not only is everything working great I now can play around…"
May 9, 2013
Animator commented on Animator's video
Apr 12, 2013
Ian Harding commented on Animator's video
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Commercial for Hyperdine Insurance.

"That was great really enjoyed it!!!"
Apr 12, 2013
Animator posted a video
Apr 11, 2013
Animator commented on Will Horne's photo
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Apartment lower stairs

"Love the look Will, and the slogan on the poster."
Mar 26, 2013
Animator commented on Animator's photo
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New armature.

"I know I did not take a sideways pic:) but if ya click on it, it goes straight."
Feb 28, 2013

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Armatures for muisc video.

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 10:05am 1 Comment

Hey everybody,

I am building a few armatures for a music video and I just wanted to start a blog. First ever blog for me. It is my second attempt at making an armature. The first was basically the same type, wood dowel and aluminum wire. I would love to machine a BS one day but need to get going on a few films and music videos.…

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What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?

Started by Joe (Dinoman217) in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Angus Lamont 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

When younger movie goers think of stop-motion they think of Clay-Mation cartoons. However though before CGI Existed, cartoons were not the only place where stop-motion was used. Back in the day, film-makers like Ray Harryhausen, Willis O'Brien, and…Continue

Tags: King, Kong, Dynamation, Muren, Dennis

Importing to Premiere pro CS6

Started by Keith Adams in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Keith Adams 18 hours ago. 3 Replies

Can anyone advise me what setting I should use when importing an .avi file 640 x 480 at 15 fps into Premiere Pro CS6. There's a huge list of possibilities but I can't find anything to match. All advice greatly received, not too technical please.…Continue

Total newbie looking for help! :)

Started by Jenni G. in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jenni G. yesterday. 11 Replies

Hi! I'm a teddy bear artist that has always had it in the back of my mind to make stop motion videos using my little guys. Last weekend I downloaded iMotion for my iPad and loved it! I am wondering if there is a way to put an armature in my stuffed…Continue

Motion Control for Dragonframe

Started by Tim Tracey in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Evan DeRushie on Wednesday. 1 Reply

I'm trying to figure out exactly what I will need to purchase to do 3 axis motion control and focus. I'm finding it rather confusing. Anyone have any experience with this?I was looking at this package.…Continue

Tags: control, motion

Music Video

Started by Anthony Scott in JOBS & PROJECTS on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hey everyone. I was just approached by a musical artist about shooting a video. I am not available at the moment. She needs it by the end of March I believe so the schedule is super aggressive but perhaps someone out there has a concept and artwork…Continue

Feedback

Started by Hairyhands in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Strider on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Hi guysJust about to release this on my channel and was wondering could I get any feedback on it. Be as harsh as you want as it will only make me better in the future. Was looking for feedback on everything, stop start, execution, humor, script…Continue

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