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problems with Windows 8?

Started this discussion. Last reply by crazy chris Oct 27, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello all,Has anyone had any difficulties using the program StopMotionPro on the new Windows 8 OS? I've heard a few complaints of people not liking W8, so I was tempted to ask if any of you had any…Continue

Tags: OS, stopmotionpro, 8, windows

Tips/advice on my set?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Schmidt Sep 24, 2013. 10 Replies

Hey all, First off, let me say I love this website--I have learned a lot of technical advice from you and the community here is great! So I am a 2nd year MFA graduate student (technically sculpture,…Continue

Tags: lighting, sets, green, screen, camera

Rubber Latex

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Whetzell Sep 12, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi all,I'm interested in casting puppets with rubber latex, but I have never used such a material before. I was recently at Hobby Lobby and saw that they have it there (in the dioramas section) for…Continue

Tags: latex, rubber

 

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crazy chris replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion problems with Windows 8?
"hi lauren! i use stop motion pro with win 8 and so far have had zero issues... windows 8 stinks...but the program works fine in it hope that helps cc"
Oct 27, 2013
Lauren Schmidt posted a discussion

problems with Windows 8?

Hello all,Has anyone had any difficulties using the program StopMotionPro on the new Windows 8 OS? I've heard a few complaints of people not liking W8, so I was tempted to ask if any of you had any thoughts/complaints, etc. Thanks,Lauren See More
Oct 27, 2013
Lauren Schmidt replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"Thanks Nick and Jack!! I will have to try a longer exposure time.  I actually returned the Nikon and got a different Canon 40D.... super excited about it!! I also bought a special adapter ring that I'm positive will fit the camera and the…"
Sep 24, 2013
Jack Liddon replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"One trick that works for removing flicker is setting the shutter for a longer exposure. I think Nick told me that one a while ago. Has really worked well for me."
Sep 20, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"I used to use a Nikon without Live View - no dslr had it yet. I attached a spycam so,it could look through the viewfinder - And had to get a different "board lens" for it so the field of view was close to the whole view in the viewfinder.…"
Sep 18, 2013
Lauren Schmidt replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"Nick- Below I attached a photo of the large photography light I have with the lights off, so you can see the fixtures. Turns out, I got my Canon checked out and the flash is broken (bought it used off Amazon. I don't plan on using flash…"
Sep 17, 2013
Lauren Schmidt replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"I am in the U.S.A., by the way (sidenote)"
Sep 16, 2013
Lauren Schmidt replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"Thank you Strider and Nick! I could definitely tell the salespeople in the camera shop and I weren't talking the same language. For animation, I will stick with the Nikon 55mm/f3.5 that I have and for regular photography, I will get a Canon…"
Sep 16, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"Photographers and photography shop people do not usually understand about the special requirements of stop motion animators.   We don't just need to set everything manually, we generally need to make the lens stay stopped down all the…"
Sep 16, 2013
Strider replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"Oh they always will! Any photography salesmen or shop workers etc will always always tell you to just use the auto settings - it's so much easier, and it's how the cameras are made blah blah blah. Get use to that idea now - nobody else…"
Sep 15, 2013
Lauren Schmidt replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"Thanks Nick! You definitely have some great advice.  I just got a large piece of acid-green fabric; that should probably work better than the two pieces of green posterboard that I have.  I'll upload a photo of my large photo light…"
Sep 15, 2013
Lauren Schmidt replied to Jason Whetzell's discussion Tripod, (floor spreaders, locking them down etc)
"Thanks so much! I got the idea from this thread to cut the plywood to a triangular size, and yes it saves soooo much extra space that you could potentially knock into.  Lauren "
Sep 15, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Tips/advice on my set?
"Black curtains:  When I've visited larger productions with several camera set-ups going in one big studio at once, they did exactly what you said - black curtains to separate the areas so the lighting on one set didn't interfere with…"
Sep 14, 2013
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Sep 13, 2013
Jason Whetzell replied to Lauren Schmidt's discussion Rubber Latex
"I never could get my latex to lay down as smooth as you do on your hands.  I use balloon latex which is supposed to be thin and nice for that kind of work but it's not working for me.  Any idea why?  Sorry to hijack your post…"
Sep 12, 2013
Lauren Schmidt replied to Jason Whetzell's discussion Tripod, (floor spreaders, locking them down etc)
"Thank you!  I like the PVC pipe a lot, because it doesn't give the legs of the tripod any wiggle room to potentially "fall" out of the spot.  Here's a photo of my spreader: "
Sep 12, 2013

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