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Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Blann 23 hours ago. 2 Replies

With a Canon Rebel, will this lens be ok? I'm looking to get a used manual focus lens on ebay.I read that the Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens would work. Any…Continue

securing your armature for different shots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Blann May 22. 3 Replies

So, I haven't worked out my tie-downs yet, and only have an armature, but wanted to mess around with some animation. I sat the armature down on the edge of the table and thought I'd just do some…Continue

First Armature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Loomis May 3. 5 Replies

Working on my first armature. About 8 inches tall. Using M2x10mm screws with locknuts to hold ball and socket joints together. I then use J-B Weld around lock nuts to keep them from turning and also…Continue

Clothing or Silicone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Apr 14. 1 Reply

So, I'm building my first serious armature.Ball and socket.I really want this to look right when it's done. (don't we all?)Anyway, at first, I thought I would do the entire puppet from a silicone…Continue

 

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Mark Blann replied to Mark Blann's discussion Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens
"Thanks for the reply. Wasn't completely sure. I ended up picking up a Nikon Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 micro AI Manual Focus lens on Ebay. Hoping this will work! Mark"
23 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mark Blann's discussion Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens
"Absolutely it will. I have the same lens. Do not buy anything that has fungus or other issues with it. And you need a cheap metal adapter ring, also available on ebay. I also have the Nikon 55mm macro lens, and I think this is superior, but it is a…"
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Mark Blann posted a discussion

Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens

With a Canon Rebel, will this lens be ok? I'm looking to get a used manual focus lens on ebay.I read that the Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens would work. Any thoughts?Thanks,MarkSee More
Tuesday
Mark Blann replied to Erik van Schaaik's discussion Watch online: Under The Apple Tree
"Wow, very well done! Professional in every way. Could you give a little insight on your film? What the puppets are made of? How it was filmed, using what? etc...  Again, great work!"
Jun 1
Mark Blann replied to RiggsMcClane's discussion Have You Used A Morezmore Armature?
"I have, I just bought one a few weeks ago. I'm not sure I can give much input since It's my first armature so I have nothing to compare it to. I purchased it because of the low price. She has tons of stuff in her ebay store. I posted a…"
Jun 1
Mark Blann replied to Mark Blann's discussion securing your armature for different shots
"Thanks for the response! Great ideas. The more I mess around with the armature, the more I face certain challenges...all part of it I'm sure. I'd give anything to just watch a pro at work for day. Even the "Behind the scenes"…"
May 22
Geoff Clark replied to Mark Blann's discussion securing your armature for different shots
"I couldn't find a tutorial for using standoffs as character stands, but like I said they should be available at a local store.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacers_and_standoffs Securing the character to a stand needs to be done at the…"
May 21
Geoff Clark replied to Mark Blann's discussion securing your armature for different shots
"Hi Mark,   Securing can be done in a few ways. Tie-downs are useful for standing shots with walking/posing/ and the feet are visible.  But for waist-up medium shots, I use some character stands that I had to make from scratch. They are…"
May 21
Mark Blann commented on Adam Taylor's video
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Hummingbird

"Cool, very nice! Do you rotate the wings for each shot? or just replace and shoot?"
May 8
Mark Blann replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Hi, and welcome, I'm pretty new to this, but I've done a ton of research, and it seems a lot of puppet makers are going with Silicone instead of latex. I'm guessing because of how easy it is compared to latex. It doesn't have to…"
May 4
Adam Loomis replied to Mark Blann's discussion First Armature
"Awesome! I'm new to armature building as well. I'd love to follow your progress!"
May 3
Mark Blann posted a discussion

securing your armature for different shots

So, I haven't worked out my tie-downs yet, and only have an armature, but wanted to mess around with some animation. I sat the armature down on the edge of the table and thought I'd just do some upper body animation. Head moving, arms waving, whatever. It was then I realized the challenges of the entire puppet wanting to move when I went in to move an arm, or turn the head a bit. I'd do fine for a number of shots and then would accidentally move the body slightly. If I were doing this for a…See More
May 1
Mark Blann commented on Hiro Minegishi's photo
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Spider. weaving

"wow, very different, very nice! Well done!"
Apr 30
Mark Blann replied to Mark Blann's discussion First Armature
"Hi, Yeah, I think I understand. I was trying to do away with the double ball and socket joint at elbows and knees. This is my first armature, I have very little to work with, so I used the square tubing and JB Weld to make part of the arm and leg…"
Apr 29
Greyguy replied to Mark Blann's discussion First Armature
"like at the elbow if the ball was attached to the upper arm and the plates to the lower arm you will be able to rotate the arm to simulate the upper arm rotation.Does that make sense?"
Apr 29
Mark Blann replied to Mark Blann's discussion First Armature
"Hi, what do you mean by "plates opposite"?"
Apr 29

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