Evan DeRushie
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  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada

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Evan DeRushie's Discussions

"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


Evan DeRushie's Page

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:

Latest Activity

Evan DeRushie replied to Thomas Nicol's discussion Haze Effects
"A colleague of mine has been experimenting with the "stereo camera setup" that Ernest just mentioned. Here's a video explanation:  Basically, you'll need a stereo slider under your camera that will move it a few millimetres…"
4 hours ago
Evan DeRushie replied to Demian's discussion How to use a Blackmagic 4K Camera for StopMotion?? PLEASE HELP!!
"Camera needs to connect over Thurderbolt: http://www.dragonframe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1266 Some people like the Blackmagic camera for its video quality- better than the DSLRs. So if you were shooting live-action to mix in with your…"
Sep 7
Evan DeRushie commented on Emma McCann's video


"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

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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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Haze Effects

Started by Thomas Nicol in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Evan DeRushie 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

Is there a way to give the appearance of volumetric haze in a stopmo scene?  The straightforward way seems doomed to failure in a stopmo environment (unless there's some magical haze product out there that maintains a perfectly consistent density…Continue

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole yesterday. 261 Replies

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

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Thomas Nicol on Tuesday. 18 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Greyguy on Tuesday. 46 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Santino Vitale on Tuesday. 11 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue



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