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Stand Up Tall - Stop Motion Music Video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean O'Hara Apr 25, 2013. 1 Reply

My K-6th grade students and I just finished 8 months of art classes working on this.  By the end the kids (6 year olds even!) were coaching each other through pacing, eases, etc.  Very cool to…Continue

How is this effect achieved?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Meki Haron Nov 20, 2012. 3 Replies

Music vid: "Second Song" by TV on the Radiohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeL3XIWBvdc(the effects I'm wondering about start at 1:33)I'm…Continue

Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Nov 5, 2012. 7 Replies

I'm creating an animation using Dragonframe with my students.   I know a little about aspect ratios and dimensions, but not much.  I'm getting a little lost in the exporting process.  Basically I…Continue

What was that shot with? (camera/webcam bargain hunting)

Started this discussion. Last reply by MrJonesArt Sep 13, 2012. 3 Replies

(I'm hoping this isn't just a "How can I make my video awesome but spend no money on a decent camera" question.)I'm an elementary art teacher who's been doing animation with children. I just talked…Continue

 

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Sean O'Hara replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Stand Up Tall - Stop Motion Music Video
"Incredible. Absolutely amazing piece that looked far more like professional than like something a few hundred 6-12 year old children could put together. It's clear how much time and work went into it and it clearly paid off. I could only…"
Apr 25, 2013
MrJonesArt posted a discussion

Stand Up Tall - Stop Motion Music Video

My K-6th grade students and I just finished 8 months of art classes working on this.  By the end the kids (6 year olds even!) were coaching each other through pacing, eases, etc.  Very cool to see.The storyline, characters, lyrics and singing was all done by 450 students at 2 of my schools.Much thanks to these forums for workflow help early on.  The discussions, tutorials, and how-to's here have been a great inspiration.  Gosh I wish I had more of a background in this stuff, but I'm certainly…See More
Apr 24, 2013
Meki Haron replied to MrJonesArt's discussion How is this effect achieved?
"you can achieve a similar burst of color effect using milk, food coloring and dish soap.   heres a link to a youtube video on it....   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPFwDaR1g70&feature=colike  "
Nov 20, 2012
Steve Boot replied to MrJonesArt's discussion How is this effect achieved?
"Thats a great film.  I really like his stuff to.  The paints are probably "marbling inks", but no idea what makes the shapes.  It might help to look back over some of his old films and try and figure out how he progressed to…"
Nov 16, 2012
Strider replied to MrJonesArt's discussion How is this effect achieved?
"Wow,another really cool Mikey Please video! I knew it was his as soon as I saw the pure white foam - everything!  That effect kind of reminds me of the effets they used to project behind rock bands in clubs in the 60's. I forget what song…"
Nov 15, 2012
MrJonesArt posted a discussion

How is this effect achieved?

Music vid: "Second Song" by TV on the Radiohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeL3XIWBvdc(the effects I'm wondering about start at 1:33)I'm guessing a light table under glass tray filled with some paint emulsion, (I've been experimenting with our pyrex casserole dishes & different paint mixes - wife isn't too keen on this ).What I can't figure is the "burst" and walking effects of the shapes in the "paint."Maybe something heavy and thin…See More
Nov 15, 2012
StopmoNick replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube
"I use 1280 x 720 for my tutorials.  It's better than what broadcast television used for decades, so it's certainly good enough for student work and tutorials.  For more finished films I make the master copy at 1920 x 1080, but I…"
Nov 5, 2012
Jamie Caliri replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube
"Good idea to shoot high res. Export settings look good - maybe go to 1280 by 720 - this is a good upload size for Vimeo / Youtube. Compression? - well most will want to edit the footage and then export a finished film from Premiere - so maybe keep a…"
Nov 4, 2012
MrJonesArt replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube
"Awesome, thanks for the detailed breakdown of your process and ratios. This explains why the weird letterboxing when I created the quicktime files.  I got the webcam due to the budget of my public school art class (none) and heard that it would…"
Nov 2, 2012
StopmoNick replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube
"720p is 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels high. It is a 16 x 9 widesceen without having to stretch the shape. The P stands for progressive - which means it is not interlaced like old analog video is. 720 x 480 is standard def ntsc video. It is a 4 x 3…"
Nov 2, 2012
Strider replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube
"Ah ok - I'll bet the 30fps is the speed of the incoming feed from the webcam. That's not important since you're using it to capture still frames - it could be 1 fps and still work perfectly well.  And I could be wrong about the…"
Nov 2, 2012
MrJonesArt replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube
"Thanks for the reply Strider, more than anything I wanted to see it talked through because it's a bunch of number that don't mean much to me :) My workflow had always been similar to yours (a folder full of stills, only I'd have kids…"
Nov 2, 2012
Strider replied to MrJonesArt's discussion Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube
"Some of the things you wrote here confuse me.. First under Capture Pin (not sure what Pin means) it says 640 x 480, which is standard (not high def) webcam resolution. Then beneath that it also says Custom Resolution 1600 x 1200 - huh? Which is it?…"
Nov 2, 2012
MrJonesArt posted a discussion

Camera settings, image size, and workflow with Dragonframe for DVD and Youtube

I'm creating an animation using Dragonframe with my students.   I know a little about aspect ratios and dimensions, but not much.  I'm getting a little lost in the exporting process.  Basically I just want to be able to burn it as high quality as possible to DVD as well as upload to youtube with at least 720p quality.  Here's my (planned) workflow, along with comments and questions that I have about it.Anything you see that seems wrong or off please let me…See More
Nov 2, 2012
MrJonesArt replied to MrJonesArt's discussion What was that shot with? (camera/webcam bargain hunting)
"Thanks for the tips - and that's a great site Strider, thanks much! "
Sep 13, 2012
Wallace Jones replied to MrJonesArt's discussion What was that shot with? (camera/webcam bargain hunting)
"I found my QuickCam for Notebooks Pro on eBay for twenty bucks! I chose it because it has a glass lens and is all manual. It will work with both Mac and PC. I have been pretty happy with it so far. I use the snap shot button on the top of the camera…"
Sep 13, 2012

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Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

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Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson on Friday. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

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