Hi everyone !So it's time for me to invest properly in a DSLR and some lenses.I'm being called to do some small work in stop motion, so I need quite good material.So from what I managed to understand…Continue
"Camera store guys probably know about taking stills. So they say you should get a lens with a big maximum aperture, so you can shoot in lower light. But that's not an issue for us stop moes.
And they say you want Canon lenses…"
"It's sad, but a sign of our times that even supposedly highly knowledgeable pros in a camera shop pride themselves on knowing only the latest high tech electronic technology and scoff at (and know nothing about) the old-fashined, low-tech but…"
"To Strider and StopmoNick,
I read back through Aaron's 'Aperture and Lens question' post again to see if I missed anything. I had a 'conversation' in my local camera store with the 'camera people' (just that day)…"
"To add just a bit that I consider very important - (and I'll start by repeating something Nick said) - Canon lenses don't have an aperture ring built onto them. Exposure is adjusted only by the camera itself, electronically. We…"
"I guess I can go through this once more.
First, the Canon body - Canon managed to come out with a DSLR with Live View that didn't switch itself off to prevent overheating, which some of the first Nikons with Live View did. Animators need…"
"Hope you don't mind me asking this here. But I was wondering why there's a lot of suggestions to use Nikon lenses with a Canon body? Is there any benefit from doing things that way in peoples experience?"
"I need to do more testing - but so far I'm not sure a macro lens really does anything you can't do in post cropping, and with post cropping you don't have to get the camera as close and block the light as much.
One good point in…"
"Lol yeah, not only is my name also Mike, but my email name is heymykee... so trust me, it confused me even more!
My Panasonic Lumix G1 has a 2x crop factor, so a nivce normal lens would actually be a 25mm - guess I won;'t find any…"
yeah for insert and cutaway shots it's nice to have all options open. And keep in mind on a cropped sensor camera like the t2i,3i,4i,60d,7d the ratio is 1.6. Meaning that a 50mm is more like a 70mm and 100mm is 160mm. The…"
I want to thank you for making me realize the power of macro - I had been avoiding it. But I've spent the night taking some additional shots in my bar set to add to my formerly very weak montage sequence - now I can easily get dozens…"
"Thanks! Is there actually such a thing as a 28mm macro? I thought they started at around the 50mm range on up - with the wider lenses you can already get in quite close and it seems adding macro capability to them wouldn't accomplish…"
"Just tried this with the T3i and worked great with a range of Canon lenses. I'm not overly keen with having a lens half-mounted, and a little leery of rocking electrical connections while "live", but it doesn't seem to harm…"
"Yeah, your depth of field will be shallow when your focused close. But without a macro you can't focus close at all. Just remember to close your aperture as far as you can (f22) and that will deepen your focal plane, or go with a wider lens…"
"Ok, I think I get it now - I messed around with my 55mm macro lens and realized a few things. This lens works differently than the old macro lens I had (still have but it's broken) - on that one to get into macro mode I had to pull out a lever…"
Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.
First of all this book has a lot of great info, two thumbs up to the authors.My question is I see something called maxi-plast rubber and Plastazote what are these two items? Since the book is from England, maybe it is something they only have…Continue
Hey all,I'm working on a new short film called Uncle Antlers, which, while not primarily stop-motion like my past films (https://vimeo.com/11362592), contains elements of it and I'm animating it traditionally…Continue
On Thursday night we had the "Best of Festival" screening and awards ceremony for a film festival that I did a stop animation for. My film "Percipient" was selected for the Best of Fest screening and nominated for a pile of awards. I ended up…Continue
I'm trying to figure out exactly what I will need to purchase to do 3 axis motion control and focus. I'm finding it rather confusing. Anyone have any experience with this?I was looking at this package.…Continue