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Hair and clothing for an old man

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Blaxland Aug 26. 8 Replies

Hello, I am making a production still for my latest film and would value some advice.The still has as its focus an old man whom I plan…Continue

Technical Hitch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Blaxland Aug 26. 13 Replies

Hello,I made a film a little while ago that I thought people might like to see. I think most of us can relate to the guy's experience. Technical…Continue

Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Blaxland May 25, 2015. 23 Replies

Hello,The title sums up my problem really, but just to be clear I will elucidate. When working in After Fx CS4 with the…Continue

Tags: rendering, FX, After

Which lights?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Dec 13, 2012. 40 Replies

I am making a stop motion film and am concerned about flicker. I have a Canon 1000D Ef-s- 55 kit and was hoping not to have to buy a Nikon manual lens and adapter. I am looking at buying either …Continue

 

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Joe Blaxland replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"Forgot to say thank you to you all for your advice. Haven't yet been able to try stuff out but will let you know how I get on. Once again, thanks!"
Aug 26
Joe Blaxland replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Technical Hitch
" *You're. Thanks for the kind words everyone."
Aug 26
The Disused Yeti replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Technical Hitch
"Blooming marvelous film! You've paced it perfectly and the timing is excellent. I laughed out loud at the end. I was animating the grim reaper doing Kung Fu last night and the bloody staff kept falling out of his hands and he kept bloody…"
Aug 26
Strider replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"^ I don't know why I failed to think of it until you just said that, but it's common practice in sculpting circles to make a texture stamp from sculpey by pressing a chunk of it against a surface and baking it up so it turns hard. Then you…"
Jul 7
Cadmus Rimbaud replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"You could try to sculpt the detail of the fabric directly into the clay as long as it matches the look you're going for. Maybe if it's a rougher fabric like wool or crochet then you could go the long and insane route of sculpting all that…"
Jul 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"Thanks, Nick. I learn something every time I visit this forum! Never used a flocking gun before. I imagined it would be a bit short, but it seems to have worked well for that clipper cut!"
Jul 6
StopmoNick replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"It depends on the hair style - for an Elvis quiff, for example, I would most likely sculpt the hair.  Because, the shape of it is more important than the hairiness.  And the solid sculpted look can be part of the style of the…"
Jul 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"I don't think flocking would work for the hair. You could use some theatrical crepe hair or mohair, heavily sprayed with hairspray, like this…"
Jul 5
Strider replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"Oh, I just (re) watched your film Technical Hitch - I didn't realize you were the person who made that. Is the new one going to be done in clay as well? Of course if it is that changes everything. I was assuming you'd use fabric and rubber…"
Jul 5
Strider replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Hair and clothing for an old man
"This is a tricky one, and I'm not sure how to approach it. I would think the purpose of the production still would be to look as much as possible like the film is going to look, so I would say make the clothes and hair the same way you would…"
Jul 5
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Hair and clothing for an old man

Hello, I am making a production still for my latest film and would value some advice.The still has as its focus an old man whom I plan to make in super sculpy as he doesn't need to move. My questions are these. 1) How would you make hair and (2) clothes. A note on question 2, all that will be seen of the man is his upper half and he will be wearing an overcoat and a shirt. To keep things simple I would prefer to avoid the use of…See More
Jul 5
Joe Blaxland replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Technical Hitch
"Also, just to plug the film I am currently working on in case your interested in following that. http://georgethefilm.blogspot.com"
Jul 5
sebastian Potts replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Technical Hitch
"This had me in tears laughing so relatable. and your movements are nice and smooth."
Jun 7
Buckner replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Technical Hitch
"Hahaha! This is so fabulous!"
Jun 5
Randy Boyum replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Technical Hitch
"This is awesome and perfect.  Hilarious!  I love it!"
Jun 2
Thomas Nicol replied to Joe Blaxland's discussion Technical Hitch
"Heh, when that puppet tips... the Struggle is Real.  Love it."
Jun 2

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