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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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Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Annie Wong 15 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

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Buckner yesterday. 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

LIGHTING!

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

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole yesterday. 240 Replies

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 on Wednesday. 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

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Now Taking Commissions...

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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