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"The Fox and the Chickadee" available to buy online.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul O'Brien Mar 10, 2014. 3 Replies

After bringing my stop-motion fable to festivals for the past year and a half, it's finally available to watch online- for a fee ($4 SD/ $6 HD). More on that below.WATCH THE ENTIRE (7 min) SHORT FILM…Continue

Tags: fox, fur, paper, toronto, fable

Office-equipment Parodies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Silver Sep 9, 2012. 4 Replies

Here's a series of 3 stop-motion spots I made recently for a law firm. Movie parodies done with office equipment.It was a quick job- simple setup and execution. I only wish they went for the Tron…Continue

 

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I'm a stop-motion animator and director from Toronto. I've worked on a few TV shows at Cuppa Coffee Studios, as well as music videos and independent short films. You can see some of my work here: evanderushie.com

My first short film as a director is an original fable called 'The Fox & the Chickadee.' Until it's released, here's the trailer:

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Evan DeRushie commented on Emma McCann's video
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"What a great film, all around. I turned it on yesterday, and couldn't look away. Technically very advanced, as well. Beautiful and subtle use of computer effects and matte paintings, and spot on character animation. I'm curious to know…"
Apr 11
Evan DeRushie replied to Varg Ossian's discussion The Problem:
"To address the OP not wanting to be a jack of all trades: You need to find people to work with. Don't try and write a story just so you have something to animate. There are writers for that- who spend more time practising their writing than you…"
Mar 22
Evan DeRushie replied to Tim Tracey's discussion Motion Control for Dragonframe
"The stepper motor version is the best for stop-motion. Servos can run faster, which is more useful for live-action purposes, but they are less accurate. The steppers are very accurate, and have much better repeatability (eg. running to the end of…"
Mar 6
Evan DeRushie replied to Tim Tracey's discussion Motion Control for Dragonframe
"DitoGear makes a 3 axis + focus unit that connects with Dragonframe. I've used this complete system, and it works well, despite using servo motors instead of steppers. As far as I know, DitoGear is the only complete system similar to what…"
Feb 25
Evan DeRushie replied to Marnik's discussion Cold Meet trailer
"The film has a great style. Looking forward to seeing the whole short. Do you have a release plan yet (festival, online, etc.) ?"
Feb 4
Evan DeRushie replied to Steve Boot's discussion O Apostolo online
"I hope this is another sign that DVDs are dead. It cost me $2 to rent. If I wanted to watch it again in my lifetime, I could rent it again many times before spending more than it would cost to own. I have a small collection of stop-motion films on…"
Nov 10, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Steve Boot's discussion O Apostolo online
"The online version has subtitles in English, and many other languages. "
Nov 9, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Glad you mentioned the sensor size issue. It's something I find myself explaining a lot. To take the idea further (I'm writing this for anyone reading- Hendrikus, you're probably already thinking this...) when working with miniatures…"
Nov 6, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"The exposure simulation problem with Nikons would be a deal breaker for me. It's an option that you can turn on or off in Canons, and I can't animate anything with it turned to "auto". Every time you stick your hands and arms…"
Nov 4, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Jantsch Niko's discussion Stop motion Slider - Motion Control system recommendation
"This is an option: http://ditogear.com/products/omnislider-animators-edition/ They have sliders, pan-tilt heads, focus motors, and even a jib option. I've worked with the slider/pan-tilt/focus setup before and it works perfectly with…"
Oct 25, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Christopher Olsen's discussion Rig removal with a camera move
"For multi-axis moves, I'd recommend using Dragonframe's hand-cranked camera-move calculator (http://www.dragonframe.com/downloads/Dragonframe%20User%20Guide%20-%20Mac.pdf page 265) No harm in painting your rigs green, but you'll…"
Oct 22, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Christopher Olsen's discussion Rig removal with a camera move
"The best way is to shoot a "clean plate" of the move, which is simply animating the camera move again without your character. You'll need to have your move worked out with marks on a dial, or some other system that can be repeated…"
Oct 22, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Darren Nemeth's discussion Help me build a new animation PC!! :)
"If I can offer my 2 cents, I wouldn't put too much urgency on working with 4K footage. It's always tempting to be on the bleeding edge of technology, but unfortunately it's mostly the consumers doing the bleeding. Prominent directors…"
Sep 25, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Ben Tobin's discussion Issue using Nikon manual lens on a Canon camera in Dragonframe.
"You have the right idea with turning room lights on inbetween frames. This is called a "bash light". You can use any light or lamp, but make sure the switch is right next to you- not across the room. You'll need to set a delay (1-2…"
Sep 17, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to shmiminashie's discussion Perplexing problem...
"Which version of Dragonframe are you using? If it's older than 3.5, the 700d won't work according to the Dragonframe site: http://www.dragonframe.com/cameras/canon_eos_700d.html There's more info about the camera and DF in that…"
Sep 6, 2014
Evan DeRushie replied to Aaron Martinez's discussion Premier Pro & After Effects Color Correction Workflow - Question
"To Don: I'm not talking about proxy editing. After Effects does have a good proxy editing feature, but that doesn't necessarily apply to Aaron's situation. Aaron: In the "B" scenario, when you File>Import>Adobe…"
Aug 1, 2014

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Ethos - Mentoring in Edmonton

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

I recently visited Scott Portingale in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) for two weeks to help him out on his epic short film titled 'Ethos'. He brought me out there from Toronto as a sort of animation mentor. Scott has made a couple…

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my film 'Moonbird'

Started by Roos Mattaar in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Roos Mattaar 5 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I finished my graduation film 'Moonbird' over a year ago now. I've not shared it in public before because of festival submissions. The film was selected in a few festivals and won the RTS West of England Student Award in Animation and…Continue

Making of a stop motion short video series

Started by Jack Spiggle in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Jack Spiggle 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey guys,Just started a video series on youtube on the making of a stop motion short. What do you guys think?Part 1 (whats happened so far): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro3gAWNR-M4Part 2…Continue

Wombok's got a trailer 2015

Started by Miles and Jules in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Miles and Jules on Friday. 9 Replies

Hi Gang..we finally decided on a trailer for our film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ANhKKgF5Tglet us know war you think?cheersM&JContinue

Tags: forest, wombok

warning rendering nef in after effects give incorrect colour

Started by Miles and Jules in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS on Friday. 0 Replies

Hi guys…i guess this is just an issue for people how shoot on nikons in raw (net) then convert their footage. We did this for wombok using after effects cs5 but didn't check it against the original properly. Turns out it brightened everything and…Continue

AnimatorHD Technical Help

Started by Lottie Holland in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Miles and Jules on Friday. 8 Replies

I'm a newbie - this is my first proper stop-motion project. I'm trying to start the actual animation process, and after searching around, have opted for AnimatorHD. I decided to try the trial version to make sure it works. But it…Continue

Tags: help

Change to look of site?

Started by StopmoNick in SITE FEEDBACK. Last reply by Anthony Scott on Thursday. 17 Replies

Since yesterday, the whole look of the site has changed... or is it just me?  It is now a wide blinding landscape of pure white, such as Scott of the Antarctic would have faced!   Text is in black.Windows like the one to add an image have a clear…Continue

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