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Rigging, tie downs, and practice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Apr 27. 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm currently trying to practice stop motion and improve my skill. I have a few questions: When animating a walk, is it essential to have a rigging, or are tie downs sufficient enough…Continue

Lip Sync

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geoff Clark on Thursday. 3 Replies

Hello all, I'm having trouble figuring out which approach to take to lip sync my clay armature. I'm considering making multiple mouths with hardened clay and swapping them out of my Plasticine clay…Continue

Life of Gray script critique?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Ludders May 13. 9 Replies

Hey all. Before I start getting voice actors, would you take a look at my script? I need some honest but constructive critique. Thank you. Continue

 

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Geoff Clark replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Thank you!  I can't wait to be done with it."
Thursday
David Braga replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Geoff, that looks fantastic!"
Thursday
Geoff Clark replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Lip Sync
"Hi Graham,   It's a good question and I think I can help because I tried a few dead ends before finding a good way for me to work. It depends on what your characters are. Reading your script, it seems like just normal human…"
Tuesday
Graham Ludders replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Thank you so much for your in depth analysis and advice. I think you're right, there's always room for improvement and my script is far from perfect. I think more visual transparency is needed (numbered, more visual description, less…"
May 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Hi Graham. Just read your script and I have a few comments to add. I agree that it has a lot of potential and could be a very interesting film. My first comment is to suggest you organise the script layout. You need to break the whole thing down…"
May 11
James Krysa replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Hey Graham,  I read your script, and I agree with most of what Rebecca said.  I liked it.  It needs tweaking here and there maybe, theres always room for improvement.  I agreed that the narrators voice can be intrusive.  I…"
May 10
Graham Ludders replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"I've been practicing making puppets recently but yes this is my first time attempting it. That's awesome! I'm glad you're familiar with the music and that you understand the tone.|I will! Thank you!!!!"
Apr 29
Adam Taylor replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Rigging, tie downs, and practice
"I agree with Evan.  Tie-downs are a great way to go.  The rig often ends up getting in the way and distracting from the animation.  The rule of thumb is that if it is possible to do without a rig, never use a rig.  If you must…"
Apr 27
Evan DeRushie replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Rigging, tie downs, and practice
"I would recommend practising animation with tie-downs, not rigging. There's lot of reasons to use rigging for animation- such as heavy characters or small feet. But it's an extra level of complication that you should avoid if you're…"
Apr 27
Mark Blann replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Rigging, tie downs, and practice
"I'm new to this as well, but I would think a rig would help a lot. I'm sure some of the more experienced members will chime in on this subject. When looking at behind the scenes videos on YouTube, I've seen quite a few rigs being used…"
Apr 27
Rebecca De La Torre replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"YES! Ambiguous - it's definitely that!  Like, who is the "Man"??   Have you made puppets before? there is SO much potential in this script.  Plan on spending COUNTLESS hours making it amazing.... jussayin... Claire de…"
Apr 26
Graham Ludders replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Rebecca,  Your points are well taken and I agree that "companion" is a better word to use in their circumstance.  Your analysis is also great too. I wanted an ambiguous message that sparks discussion. It IS both cynical and…"
Apr 26
Rebecca De La Torre replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Hey, so I re-read the script to better answer your questions - it’s a good story, and overall well-paced, I feel, and I watch stop motion films/shorts and/or read fiction books EVERY evening, so I have a “fan perspective” regarding…"
Apr 26
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Apr 26
Graham Ludders replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"Thank you Rebecca! I deeply appreciate you taking the time to read it.  A few questions --  what did you feel was the message? Was it an optimistic or cynical one? I'm trying to convey a certain message and I want to make sure…"
Apr 26
Rebecca De La Torre replied to Graham Ludders's discussion Life of Gray script critique?
"I enjoyed the script. I was hooked in early and it was easy to visualize what was happening. But I prefer happy endings so I was disappointed there - but that's just my preference.  The "Others" were hard to visualize/understand…"
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