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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul O'Brien Mar 10. 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:

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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…"
11 hours ago
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…"
12 hours ago
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
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
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
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
Evan DeRushie replied to Aaron Martinez's discussion Premier Pro & After Effects Color Correction Workflow - Question
"You'd be better off either: a: Using a built in Premiere effect (like "Fast Colour Corrector", or "RGB Curves") to colour correct the clips, which will render much faster. I prefer this option for colour correction, because…"
Aug 1
Evan DeRushie replied to Rosemary Travale's discussion The Champ
"I saw your puppets in some pictures from the sheridan industry day, so I was excited to see the short online today! It's a lot of fun, and the puppet design really stands out. What were the big take-away lessons from finishing your first short?…"
Apr 27
Paul O'Brien replied to Evan DeRushie's discussion "The Fox and the Chickadee" available to buy online.
"Just watched the film, bought the HD version and really enjoyed it. Congrats all round, all elements were of a really high standard. I feel no hesitations paying a small fee such as this for a short film which I can learn from. I think if we all…"
Mar 10
StopmoNick replied to Evan DeRushie's discussion "The Fox and the Chickadee" available to buy online.
"I think you are right, we don't value what we get for free as much.  Love the 3d stopmo part of the animation at the start of that, looks fantastic!"
Mar 9
Becky Scott replied to Evan DeRushie's discussion "The Fox and the Chickadee" available to buy online.
"Hi Evan, good on you and congrats on your film. I haven't taken a look at the full film but will do so. Our first stop motion animated film Skeleton Girl is online because we received funding through Bravo! FACT and were part of CBC's…"
Mar 8
Evan DeRushie posted a discussion

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

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 HERE: https://www.nfb.ca/film/fox_and_the_chickadee/BEHIND THE SCENES: www.evanderushie.com/thefoxandthechickadee.phpTRAILER:As independent stop-motion filmmakers, there…See More
Mar 8
Evan DeRushie replied to APC227's discussion Some Animation Problems
"The tanks are moving way too fast. I know tanks can go pretty fast, but at the scale you're shooting, they will look much more realistic if you move them slower. In addition to equal increments, as TEDCO mentioned, you should keep in mind the…"
Jan 18
Evan DeRushie replied to Jacob's discussion Adobe premier and Dragon compatability
"Yes, Adobe Premiere is great for stop-motion animation. Unlike Final Cut, it can work with image sequences like you mentioned (by going "Import..." then choosing the first frame of your image sequence and selecting the "image…"
Dec 19, 2013
Evan DeRushie replied to Sylther's discussion 12fps in Dragonframe, 24fps in post
"I've always just captured single frames, and played back at 12fps in Dragonframe. In the "Export Movie..." dialogue, you can set your "Source" framerate as 12fps, and your "Output" framerate to 24 (selecting the…"
Dec 7, 2013
Evan DeRushie replied to Mastermind Films's discussion Help with chroma keying
"The Keylight plugin is far superior to Colour Key. It might not work instantly (Nick mentioned some noise), but only because it has options that need tweaking. Don't give up! Not all footage is the same, so it needs more info than just which…"
Sep 11, 2013

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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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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 23 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

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