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Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hendrikus De Vaan Nov 9. 21 Replies

Hi guys, after relocating from New Zealand to Europe, I had to sell my 550d (t2i) and lenses, moco gear etc. Now I've been commissioned to do a stopmotion spot for a production company in London and…Continue

Tags: nikon, sory, panasonic, canon, mirrorless

Who is based in Europe? I'm moving there in a month..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adolfo Barbatelli Jan 7. 3 Replies

Hi guys,As a lot of you know, I've recently finished up on "Disappear". (for those who don't, head over to: http://disappearmovie.com/).I've just today sold…Continue

Entry-Pro Moco on a modest budget?

Started this discussion. Last reply by brad isdrab Feb 27, 2013. 13 Replies

Hi,I thought I might once again tap into the wealth of knowledge on this forum.This is a long one, so I apologize in advance!I have been doing camera moves manually with a 410jr mounted on a linear…Continue

Tags: control, motion, moco

To shoot on 1s or 2s, that is the question...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Drage Aug 19, 2012. 17 Replies

Hi,I have finally tied up a bunch of loose ends on various other live action projects and can finally return to my debut stop-motion short film "Disappear" in a full time capacity.It's a modest,…Continue

Tags: disappear, fps, framerate, zealand, new

 

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Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Haha, no, you're first. We seem to be color coordinated too. That with the glasses, I can see it. Goodluck with the rig! Add me on facebook if you like: Hendrikus Arnoldus De Vaan, that way you can IM me any questions you have. I'll…"
Nov 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Well, I've bought the steppers now. They are very strong. Don't seem to get very hot, but I've only hooked them up once so far. I got them on someone's recommendation, who had evidently gone for them himself. Yep, know about not…"
Nov 9
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"The steps thing is just a bit of trial and error. My steppers on the pan/tilt were not geared, but they drove other gears (I got some help from EMotimo to canabalize some parts they had laying around), so YMMV. I can't tell you what steps to…"
Nov 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Harrie, can you explain a bit more about setting maximum steps per minute correctly, and not overloading the motors? (Sorry. I know we're off-topic here...) I have adjusted the little screw-in thing on the BEDs so the motors don't…"
Nov 9
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"The software is pretty simple, the main thing is just setting your maximum steps per minute etc correctly so you don't overload the drivers. This is actually pretty simple. I had a stepper motor that would make weird beeping noises when it did…"
Nov 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Thanks for the offer of help on the moco rig. At the moment I have got 4 motors working, and just waiting on some more BEDs to fit. Then wrestle with the software! Can I ask about wide lenses? What do you consider wide? My widest is 24mm, which is…"
Nov 7
Jack Liddon replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"I love my little 60D, but then I've never done much more than a few test shots. Judging by the film you posted, you know what you're doing. Beautifully done, btw. Can't get over how perfect the clothing on that puppet was. I've…"
Nov 6
StopmoNick replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"I reached the same conclusion with sensor size, I get better depth of field with the smaller sensor. I went from a Mitchell 35mm with remounted Nikon lenses, and I could just carry on choosing the same focal lengths. But I miss the huge depth of…"
Nov 6
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Yeah, totally agree, I find myself stopping down something crazy just to get the deep DOF I tend to like. The closer you place the camera, the shallower the DOF, even on wider lenses. To be honest though, I'd be happy with ANY mirrorless camera…"
Nov 6
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
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Haha, I never blew up a single driver. Mind you, my set up might have been slightly different, as I was using a custom shield with stepstick drivers (like the polulu A4988 drivers). Need any help?"
Nov 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Yes, the reviews seem to back you up. The 60D doesn't offer more than the 600D. That's what I bought in the end. Good information about the focal length comparison with cine . Didn't know that. Thanks. BTW, having an interesting time…"
Nov 5
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Ok, I've come to a decision. And for future readers I'll explain why, as well as a few pros and cons. I'm going to get either another 550d or a 600D (t2i or t3i, for those of you in the USA). I have no interest in full frame. I…"
Nov 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"The Canon 6D is their cheapest full-frame camera, so if you wanted the wider angles, this might be a good one to look at. It gets very good reviews from people using it as a stills camera too. The 600D seems to have the same sensor as the other…"
Nov 5
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
StopmoNick replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Help me spend some money! (new camera time, with a few tech questions)
"Unscrewing lenses - I still had to do it on my old, fully manual AIS lenses, not to stop the camera setting the aperture but because there is a lever on the back to open up the aperture between shots. This gives you a nice bright image in the…"
Nov 4

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Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Annie Wong 8 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

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Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Buckner 17 hours ago. 9 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

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Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 18 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

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

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh yesterday. 6 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

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Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

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