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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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Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Paranorman Eyes

Started by Paul in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Don Carlson 3 hours ago. 19 Replies

Hi All,Anybody got any info about how Paranormans Eyes work and what theyre made of?Ive watched all the featurettes I can watch and while it shows the eyes in plenty of them Im still not sure of the full workings of them. It looks like the eyelids…Continue

Home set up for silver soldering

Started by Roos Mattaar in MACHINE SHOP. Last reply by Roos Mattaar yesterday. 10 Replies

Hi there,Not a very much used part of the message board it seems here, but seems most appropriate for my question...I finally have a great space to use as my own stop motion workshop/studio, hooray!I have done some ball and socket armature making…Continue

My first ball & socket armature - a vulture bird

Started by Roos Mattaar in ARMATURES. Last reply by Roos Mattaar yesterday. 11 Replies

Hello everyone,I was planning to just share some pictures in the album I already started earlier, when working on the first wing, but for some reason I haven't been able to add more pictures to the album... (I posted the problem I have in the forum…Continue

Anyone else excited about the mirrorless camera support coming to Dragonframe?

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Miles and Jules on Wednesday. 16 Replies

So browsing the Dragonframe forums, it looks like the GH4 and A7s are among some of the new cameras that will be supported in Dragonframe 4. I have no idea what other cameras they are planning to add, but this seems like a really useful…Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Chris Caufield Apr 10. 442 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole Apr 8. 249 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

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