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At The End of Everything Else- stop motion and theatre in London

Started Apr 1 0 Replies

Hiya, I've just been to the first performances of 'At The End of Everything Else' a theatre piece for children currently on at the Unicorn Childrens theatre, Tooley Street; London Bridge, London- The…Continue

Fred for the short oscar?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pram Jan 19. 6 Replies

anyone know if Fred by Misha Klein got a nomination for the short animation oscar?if not, he was robbed.Continue

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN plus Q&A

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Tomasiewicz Nov 5, 2012. 2 Replies

Just stumbled upon this premiere screening of a new Documentary about Ray, in London this Friday- with the man himself and more in attendance- I booked tickets instantly, but there are not many left-…Continue

Dragonframe automation- and Frontlight/backlight generally

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Horabin Oct 17, 2012. 15 Replies

Hi AllIt looks like I have talked myself and others into using frontlight/ backlight on the next shoot instead of Keying- I am confident with the theory and can figure out most of the workflow, but…Continue

 

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John Horabin replied to Mike's discussion Where the Animators Roam... A Sort of Survey.
"Oh! stop motion Little Prince could be beautiful! might even just top Old Gene Wilder as the Fox in the classic movie... good luck with this, and keep us informed!"
Apr 1
John Horabin posted a discussion

At The End of Everything Else- stop motion and theatre in London

Hiya, I've just been to the first performances of 'At The End of Everything Else' a theatre piece for children currently on at the Unicorn Childrens theatre, Tooley Street; London Bridge, London- The piece is a fascinating multi-style devised piece, which I've been part of for the last 14 months- i provided stop motion animation of one of the main characters- (curiously enough, a little bird- i've been watching lots of you doing birds here, and laughing as i did the same stuff too)and long…See More
Apr 1
John Horabin replied to Zaid's discussion Junk Head 1 (Might be a little NSFW)
"yeah, i saw this the other day too, very interesting and well done, big project- and he is kicksarting to expand it- i like it a lot, the 'minion' characters are particularly well and simply realised- and some great camera moves as…"
Jan 20
Pram replied to John Horabin's discussion Fred for the short oscar?
"Amazing work, and I also agree that 'Fred should at least have gotten nominated. That little film has been inspiring me since at least 2007. Misha's always been so humble about it. At the premiere in Portland, the sound stopped working and…"
Jan 19
Timmus replied to John Horabin's discussion Fred for the short oscar?
"Wow. That "Fred" animation by Misha is unbelievable! I agree with you all. This is made by far well enough to deserve proper recognition, is an amazing example of stop motion film making and animating and if not from the herd then at least…"
Jan 19
John Horabin replied to John Horabin's discussion Fred for the short oscar?
"Thanks for agreeing Oldschooler, and i likewise agree with all you said too- I teach stop motion in London, and when Fred first became known to me, earlier this year, we basically kept watching it in every lesson, and absorbing more and more of…"
Jan 19
Oldschooler replied to John Horabin's discussion Fred for the short oscar?
"Oscar was the first thing I thought the first time I saw it. Disappointing, but not surprising, give it to someone less deserving instead. Maybe it will go to a super-talented supercomputer/ human hybrid abomination. And then…"
Jan 18
John Horabin replied to John Horabin's discussion Fred for the short oscar?
"daylight robbery- easily the best stop motion performance i've ever seen... "Fred", in my opinion, is the new high bar for character based work."
Jan 18
Thiago Calçado replied to John Horabin's discussion Fred for the short oscar?
"Unfortnatelly it was not nominated... But it should have been there on the list!"
Jan 17
John Horabin posted a discussion

Fred for the short oscar?

anyone know if Fred by Misha Klein got a nomination for the short animation oscar?if not, he was robbed.See More
Jan 17
John Horabin commented on Thiago Calçado's video
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Stop Motion Reel - Minhocas

"excellent work, also nice to see a replacement face piece that has embraced the seam line, rather than rubbing it out- imo, a much better result...dont apologise, find a design reason ...once again, butter smooth animation, well done Thiago."
Jan 17
John Horabin commented on Gabriel Möhring's video
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IOA (english subtitle)

"This is a great piece, beautifully realised, thanks for sharing it. "
Nov 4, 2013
John Horabin replied to McTodd's discussion RAY HARRYHAUSEN HAS JUST DIED!
"bless them both, farewell..."
Oct 8, 2013
John Horabin replied to Dennis's discussion KING KONG IN UK
"thanks for the heads up, glad to still have the video recorder...cheers Dennis!"
Sep 13, 2013
John Horabin commented on Matthew Wierenga's video
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Marionette

"Beautiful Matt, i wondered which course you meant, but see it is at Bournemouth- of course...really nice atmosphere and buttery smooth characteranimation- good luck at Encounters."
Sep 11, 2013
Animator replied to John Horabin's discussion Son of Motion control in dragonframe
"A test I shot. Still rough but the movement is just about right. Using motion control is so much fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlWbyDVPUNc&feature=share&list=UUHGWcnPFEwscW25tXzXj5Bg"
Aug 23, 2013

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At 12:40pm on June 9, 2012, Strider said…

Hey John! Glad you told me who you were - I didn't remember the name! Welcome "over here!"

At 3:02pm on September 25, 2012, Grace Diggens said…

Yeah! I've skimmed through a few threads and it looks pretty awesome. Hopefully I'll get a proper look some time tomorrow!

At 12:57am on October 10, 2012, Bianca Ansems said…

Hi John, I saw you showcasing your work a couple of months ago at LAC. Good to see you here :)

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Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Strider 6 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason.  after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue

Set floor material

Started by Jasmine Best in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jasmine Best 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

I have been doing a lot of research on different tie down methods but I am still confused about what kind of material is best for the floor of the set for a simple drill hole in floor and rod and bolt tie down puppet support. I have seen…Continue

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Stop mo in VW roadtrip documenatry

Started by Tim in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi, I haven't been on here for ages and can't find my old thread, so I've started a new one.  Here is my finished stop motion segment as part of the completed film.   scene at 1:50 I had planned on shooting a couple more scenes, but ran out of…Continue

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DSLR Full-Manual (avoiding flicker) extremely confused.

Started by Mike in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 54 Replies

I've been reading a lot of threads in a lot of forums, and I'm still flabbergasted about how complicated this topic is to fully understand. I'm hoping someone with experience can help clarify the "digital lense flicker" epidemic for me. I'm looking…Continue

Tags: 60D, T3i, Cannon, Flicker, DSLR

Making a Ball and Socket Armature by Welding

Started by Jonathan Luna in ARMATURES yesterday. 0 Replies

Its been some time but I'm back. I was just learning how to weld in my sculpture class and I was wondering about making a ball and socket armature with welding. The main question I have is would I still need to drill a hole into the ball bearing to…Continue

TALOS Lives Again

Started by fantamation in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Mike yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm carrying the progress of my studio scale Talos puppet replica over here from the sculpting forum since I now have the first casting...... now for the paint job.

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