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article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Sep 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Glotime,tv have just shared an article about our work, which I'm really pleased with, so i thought i'd share it here- Glotime is the new tv channel, the baby of Sylvia and Dee Anderson-…Continue

Orc! Episode1

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Horabin Sep 2, 2014. 5 Replies

hiya, been ages since i shared anything here, but i just uploaded this to vimeo, and thought some of you might like it- this is a project in which i collaborated with a graff/ model artist called…Continue

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

Started Apr 1, 2014 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, 2014. 6 Replies

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

 

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Don Carlson replied to John Horabin's discussion article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv
"Very nice, man!  I have to see those robots in action. :D"
Sep 4, 2014
John Horabin posted a discussion

article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv

Glotime,tv have just shared an article about our work, which I'm really pleased with, so i thought i'd share it here- Glotime is the new tv channel, the baby of Sylvia and Dee Anderson- (thunderbirds, captain scarlet, etc)...I'm producing content for the channel, but they came and interviewed me about the process and life, and I am really pleased with the results-hope some of you like it- click the link below to see it…See More
Sep 4, 2014
John Horabin commented on Don Carlson's photo
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"okey doke, i'll contact marc then... thanks Don."
Sep 3, 2014
John Horabin commented on Don Carlson's photo
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"i think I'm going to want to try some of this too Don, in the flesh colour- let me know if you will ship to uk, a single pack...I'm teaching a year long animation course this year for the first time, it would be great to have more cutting…"
Sep 3, 2014
John Horabin replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"Thanks Mike, yeah eventually, but poor old Webbo is a struggling artist (aren't we all) so it wont be really soon- he is building some really big vehicles though, and i've a much bigger moco rig now and want to do some ILM dykstraflex…"
Sep 2, 2014
Mike replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"This was really fun! Love the world! It made me feel nostalgic for the days when I used to play AD&D, Warhammer, etc... Used to love painting the figures, and making elaborate scenes to play in. I'd probably still be doing it if I knew more…"
Sep 2, 2014
John Horabin replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"thanks Don, interesting lens pointers, I will investigate further- nearly all of this was shot using the Canon 22mm pancake STM Lens, due to the motion control, to try to keep focus depth where it was wanted- although, when it came to it, we shot…"
Sep 2, 2014
Don Carlson replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"Edit: Surprisingly, using a telephoto apparently does not affect the depth of field if you use the same framing and F-stop as you would with a wider angle…"
Sep 2, 2014
Don Carlson replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"Nice work! I liked the lighting, animation, and sound. A couple things you can do to make it more apparent that we're in the scale of the orc's world or the camera is the viewpoint of one of them, is to shoot from an orc's-eye-level…"
Sep 2, 2014
John Horabin commented on StopmoNick's photo
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"Nick- he is completely contactable on twitter- he is one of the most busy tweeters ever- sure he'd offer an opinion if you posted it to him via that "
Sep 1, 2014
John Horabin posted a discussion

Orc! Episode1

hiya, been ages since i shared anything here, but i just uploaded this to vimeo, and thought some of you might like it- this is a project in which i collaborated with a graff/ model artist called WEBBO, who has a studio pretty much next to mine- his schtick is to take tiny 25mm orc warhammer figures, and convert them into kinda squat party/ techno orcs, also building them ruined buildings and crazy mutoid waste company style vehicles...he sells these at art events in London...He wanted to…See More
Sep 1, 2014
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.... "
Aug 30, 2014
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,…"
Aug 27, 2014
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…"
Aug 27, 2014
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…"
Aug 26, 2014
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, 2014

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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 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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Wire removal in Photoshop CS6

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi! Sorry if this has been covered already, but I was wondering what the fastest workflow for wire removal in photoshop would be? What I've done so far is imported all of my 80 frames (including the clean plate background) as a psd file, each frame…Continue

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Needing lights for stop motion

Started by StampMotionStudio in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by StampMotionStudio 20 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm looking for some lights I can use for stop motion..Any ideas of what would work good? I'm hoping to get some lights that are cold and don't heat up really hot. Also all I would need is 2 or maybe 3.Even 1 would do for now, using a…Continue

Tags: equipment, animation, studio, lights

The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project

Started by Angus Lamont in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Angus Lamont 23 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hi I am planning a short film tribute to the famous British Comedian/Ukulele Player, George Formby. Some of you may have heard me talking of this. The thing is I have a Canon DSLR but no software. The reason why is that I have virtually no money so…Continue

The legalities of an animated series

Started by Colleen McWatters in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by jowanneke yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi All, This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but here we go. I am currently working on a stop motion animation web series. After 5 years of hard work, we are finally in production of season 1 which consists of 8 episodes that are 20…Continue

Choosing a New Laptop For Animation

Started by Yorwick in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I am considering a new laptop, but I want to make sure I make the right choice before investing. It is very important to me that it is still compatible with the animation and editing software that I am used to.My current computer is a MacBook Pro…Continue

Feedback

Started by Hairyhands in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi guysWas looking for feedback on my new video (the book is the main part of the stop start) and some other parts but what I was really looking for was feedback with the story telling. Iv been doing it for so long now that it makes sense to me but…Continue

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