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Stop Motion or Stop Action or Trick Film or...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilker Oct 2, 2014. 8 Replies

Something has been bugging me for a quite a long time, and I'm very interested to learn some other opinions and views on this. it has to do with the designation of the term Stop-Motion or Stop-Action…Continue

Memory Thief (2013) Student Film

Started Sep 22, 2014 0 Replies

This was my buddy Jesse's stop-mo class project. Just saw he put it online today. He designed and built everything, lit and filmed it, did the post work, and animated the freaky end bit. I mostly…Continue

Tags: weird, short, film, student

Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin

Started this discussion. Last reply by McKinlay Feb 15, 2015. 5 Replies

Hey there folks,Quick (maybe) question... So I've been unsuccessful finding any local supplier of Ultracal-30. Any SFX people I know order it online and pay an arm and leg for shipping because they…Continue

"Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Jan 24, 2016. 29 Replies

Hello Everyone :) I've been posting some random W.I.P. photos and little test videos over the past year or so, but I recently discovered there's a "your project" section here in the forum. So this…Continue

Tags: wip, commercial, bumper, film, short

 

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Mike replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"It's been a while, but all the speed bumps we've run into on this project are behind us now, and I also have permission to start posting again. So I'm starting up a video series about the making of "Will O' The Wisp".…"
Jan 24, 2016
Mike replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"Back online! (again)... I abruptly got pulled onto a feature film in the role of production designer, and that experience wore me pretty thin by the end of it, so I got the blessing of the wonderful young woman who is the producer/co-conspirator on…"
Aug 23, 2015
Mike replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"Thanks, Carolina. Yes, you've got it. That's basically all there is to it. Instead of building things as big as they need to be, you can "cheat" it by making them smaller the further away they are supposed to be."
May 2, 2015
Carolina Veirano replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"Really like the video, every thing looks so carefully thought. I'm interest in the idea of force perspective, But I thing I miss the hole idea of it, you work only witch different sizes to achieve that or there were others tricks?    "
May 1, 2015
Mike posted photos
Apr 29, 2015
Mike replied to Mike's discussion "Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)
"The smallest little armature I've made so far. The joints are less than a centimeter in any dimension, and the total height is only about a millimeter longer than an exacto blade. Hahaha... Animating this is either going to be really fun, or a…"
Apr 29, 2015
Mike commented on Steven Tan's photo
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Wanderer: Behind the scenes

"He looks ready for action. :D"
Apr 23, 2015
Mike commented on Tyson Van Wagoner's photo
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BanditCHAR1

"These are really great!"
Apr 22, 2015
Mike posted a video

Small Wooden Joint Test1

Just a quick test to see if this new little joint would hold up, and it does! On to more exciting things.
Apr 21, 2015
Mike replied to Paul's discussion Paranorman Eyes
"Valuable educational resource for everyone ;)"
Apr 19, 2015
Mike commented on Steve Boot's video
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"Once upon a blue moon" clip

"Ha! Very cool. I'm excited to see more. "
Apr 3, 2015
Mike commented on Jeff Gurwood's video
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Covert Operatives

"This was so awesome! Brings back memories actually. In middle school, my friends and I made a stop-motion short with G.I.Joes too! Coincidentally, the blue vest guy you call Jones, we called Jonesy. lol... Last year I found a tape of…"
Mar 25, 2015
Mike commented on Jeff Gurwood's photo
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Shooting an explosion in "Covert Operatives"

"I was only being silly. I had a job once where setting fire to the set might have been more gratifying than it was to spend another day breaking it all down. lol That's really neat though. Despite digital, I still love practical fx for…"
Mar 25, 2015
Mike commented on Steve Boot's blog post once upon a blue moon
"Looking forward to seeing what you've done, Steve. The style is great, and the atmosphere you've created looks good too. :) "
Mar 24, 2015
Mike replied to John Lewis's discussion The Story of Percival Pilts
"This looks beautiful!"
Mar 24, 2015
Mike commented on Jeff Gurwood's photo
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Shooting an explosion in "Covert Operatives"

"Well that's one way to strike a set! :P"
Mar 24, 2015

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