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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 Don Carlson 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 commented on StopmoNick's photo
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"i have to say, that's a triumph right there, instantly recognised, and beautifully realised, not that i expect any less- but, nice work.... "
5 hours ago
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"yeah, cant remember when the rotobrush first appeared but its a hell of a tool- still takes time n effort and sometimes 2-3 goes to get the result you want, but its vastly quicker than masking by hand on a moving shot- i did that once, wasted days,…"
Wednesday
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"if i was doing this, i thin k i'd be tempted to try and seperate the original shot into 2 layers using the rotobrush if you can be bothered to do this, it'll mean the cthulhu foreground layer being extracted from the background first, then…"
Wednesday
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Hey Nick, after effects will blend frames intelligently too, if needed- you have to be sure to turn on the frame blending icon for the project above the timeline, then turn on the frame blending button for layer you want to manipulate- the trick…"
Tuesday
John Horabin replied to Randy Boyum's discussion Behind The Scenes at Random Animation
"i love this very much, and wil show it to next weeks stop motion class- for a student its really useful , short- AND funny. Many thanks. "
Jun 18
John Horabin commented on Austin Taylor's photo
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"What printer was used? lovely design here. "
Jun 16
John Horabin replied to Don Carlson's discussion Wax animation test
"wow, looks great Don, gonna have to learn more about this- i love it when folk go 'off map' and turn back up with this sort of development- kudos! "
Jun 5
John Horabin commented on Nat's photo
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"yes, i think she'll fathom that out- looking at this, you should tailor any showreel (pardon the pun) to showcase your mini costume work- because it is very excellent- Penny does costumes for me, as well as much more art based stuff that she…"
Apr 25
John Horabin commented on Nat's photo
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"my partner, Penny, asks what materials these are made from?"
Apr 25
John Horabin commented on Nat's photo
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"impressive footwear! great attention to detail- likewise i liked your wolf coats- do you particularly specialise in clothing? for you seem to be very, very good at it! "
Apr 25
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
Don Carlson 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

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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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I'd been experimenting with the possibilities of slow motion and how to achieve that slick, ultra slow look in stop motion. And after a while of testing, I decided to make a short film to showcase the effect. It is a spoof of all those fancy perfume…Continue

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