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Studio is ready for lighting and I need some help...

Started this discussion. Last reply by deschaud gilles Jan 18, 2013. 8 Replies

I was not sure whether to post this here in the CAMERA & STAGE section or the Newbie section because I am a newbie & I know this is a basic request...but I cannot decide the best course of…Continue

Best Color for Studio Walls?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Cascio Feb 27, 2013. 22 Replies

Howdy people. This may seem like an odd question or one with an obvious answer. I have a room in my basement with a space about 16' x 14' that I am converting into a studio for stop motion. I have a…Continue

Chroma Key colored clay?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Cascio Oct 22, 2012. 2 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a mold-able  clay-like product available that is colored for use with Green Screens? I need something mold-able to provide unique support for some green screen shots I…Continue

 

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Jason Cascio commented on Eric Fonseca's video
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Missions Unknown: Eric Fonseca Interview

"Eric...this is great. The mood, atmosphere and attention to detail is very inspiring!"
Apr 24, 2013
Jason Cascio commented on Aaron Martinez's photo
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Mr. Bones

"I like the concept! Good luck with it!"
Apr 17, 2013
Jason Cascio commented on Aaron Martinez's photo
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Mr. Bones

"Who doesn't love a skeleton with a bango!?!? Looks good. What is the story behind the upcoming shoot?"
Apr 17, 2013
Jason Cascio replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"Thanks Jim! I actually found black velvet curtains at a local drapery shop..grommets on top so they were easy to hang on cheap poles. "
Feb 27, 2013
Jim Arthurs replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"Black is best, and certainly the best if you're doing time exposures with generally low light levels in the first place.  While not as light absorbing as velvet, the stuff Nick mentions is known in the US as Duvetyn ( or commando cloth)…"
Feb 26, 2013
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"I got a bunch of left over greenscreen from the Spartacus WOTD TV series. I guess it's only about 4ft by maybe 6ft, but it was free and should be sufficient for 99% of things I need it for. Ask around local production companies and rental…"
Feb 8, 2013
Don Carlson replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"Ahh, good call, NIck! Did you have to make the kicker light brighter to compensate for the filter? "
Feb 8, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"I had a scene where I used some green plastic sheeting as a greenscreen, and it was not matte enough.  It reflected some white light back at the camera in spots, just like Don's blue screen.  But I got a polarising filter for my…"
Feb 7, 2013
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"It's matte paper. They use it here for roofing etc I think. The way I shoot makes it a bit of a non-issue though, because I have such a slow turnover I can triple check exposures."
Feb 7, 2013
Don Carlson replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"That works too- as long as the paper is completely matte. I've had issues in the past with a blue background that wouldn't key out right. The reason ending up being that light was reflecting off of it and creating hot spots. You…"
Feb 7, 2013
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"I wasn't allowed to paint them black, so I staple gunned black building paper all over them. Sort of like temporary wall-paper or something."
Feb 7, 2013
Don Carlson replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"Man, if only I could get away with painting my walls black... That would be ideal! At the moment, I've got black curtain covering up the stop motion area. "
Feb 7, 2013
Hendrikus De Vaan replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Best Color for Studio Walls?
"The walls in my office/edit suite are 18% grey (rgb: 118,118,118). Makes for a great, neutral working environment.  My studio walls are matte black. "
Feb 7, 2013
deschaud gilles replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Studio is ready for lighting and I need some help...
"Good morning, StopmoNick, can i ask you a question ?  I would like to buy like you a power supply. I hesitate between the EATON EX 1500( is is the one you buy ? ) and APC UPS RT 2000VA. But there is something i do not understand :how…"
Jan 18, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Studio is ready for lighting and I need some help...
"The best way to evenly light a backdrop - especially a chroma key blue or green screen - is with a cyc light, which has an assymetric reflector. I used to use old Strand Iris lights at the ABC. If you put the lights up near the ceiling, the light…"
Jan 16, 2013
Jason Cascio replied to Jason Cascio's discussion Studio is ready for lighting and I need some help...
"Any recommendations on a good lighting starter kit for Chroma Keying? I am looking for something to light anywhere from 5x7 to an 8x10 background. I will be using Halogen lighting for my sets/puppets. Thanks!"
Jan 16, 2013

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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 1 hour 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 5 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 yesterday. 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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