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Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Inky Wellsworth Apr 10. 9 Replies

Hello all,It's been a while since my last post here, but I've been hard at work on lots of new things.To the point, I got an opportunity to supply some VFX for a new documentary titled "Flatwoods…Continue

Tags: UFO, Harryhausen, Old School Effects

Monster w/ Live Action (Blob-Rat Finished)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Santino Vitale Jul 18, 2016. 7 Replies

So after about four months of production (15 hours of that being the actual animation of the creature) my film is finished.Here is the VFX breakdown for the monster scene:…Continue

Tags: stop, motion, practical, action, live

Orson Baby Finished! -- "F For Formula"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy Jan 22, 2016. 20 Replies

After a long production fraught with error and comfort chocolate, the short is finally done!Little Orson Welles is being rather uncooperative in these "outtakes" from a commercial shoot. A tribute,…Continue

Tags: flicker, animation, lip-synch, baby, Formula

Monster Makers Foam -- New Mix Ratios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Santino Vitale Aug 9, 2015. 5 Replies

Hello all,I'm not sure how many of you out there use Monster Makers foam latex -- for me, it's the ONLY foam I ever use and have recommended it highly over the years.... till recently.This past week,…Continue

Tags: gelling, bad, puppets, casting, makers

 

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Santino Vitale replied to David Braga's discussion What goes under silicone?
"You can use upholstery foam, but you need to put a barrier between it and the silicone, otherwise it will soak in as you said. I've not had a ton of experience with silicone -- just a few castings -- but I'd imagine you could use plastic…"
May 6
Santino Vitale commented on Adam Taylor's video
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"Very cool!"
May 6
Santino Vitale replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Interesting find. I remember Michael Davy has had this method available on his website for a while (he may have invented it -- of that I'm unsure). https://youtu.be/u4rxnovwN_0?t=5m46s I've never used this process for puppets, but…"
May 6
Inky Wellsworth replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Very cool project, overall retro look is right on! Dennis is right: Who doesn't need more of this?!"
Apr 10
Santino Vitale replied to Sean McAnulty's discussion Making fog for a graveyard scene
"It can be done on-set, as I believe most of the Were-Rabbit scenes were done -- but it's very time consuming.  I think you can see a very fleeting glimpse of fog on set in this clip:https://youtu.be/DLVSEVQlXPA?t=1m21s First, you'd…"
Feb 7
Santino Vitale replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Quick update: The "Flatwoods" Kickstarter goes live on Thursday (1/25). They'll be raising funds not only for this film, but also for their upcoming werewolf documentary as well. Both films will feature animated sequences and…"
Jan 23
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Ok, that was cool! Authentically retro! Makes me want to get out my dvd of Earth vs the Flying Saucers. "
Jan 3
Santino Vitale replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Thanks. Here's the trailer if you'd like to see more:"
Jan 3
Steve Copeland replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Retro ship looks good and I am interested in the story since I grew up about 50 miles away from Flatwoods. I first heard of the monster from a comic book only to find out the sightings happened just over the mountain."
Jan 3
Christopher Chirico replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Beautiful work. Everything is retro perfection."
Jan 3
Santino Vitale replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Thanks man. I actually built everything but the 2 houses -- credit there goes to my model building wizard of an uncle. He built them for me to help with the work load."
Jan 2
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes
"Classic UFO's and miniatures, who doesn't need more of this in their lives? Really nice job on the UFO and especially the houses! "
Jan 2
Santino Vitale posted a discussion

Crypto Documentary to Use Stop-Motion Cut-Scenes

Hello all,It's been a while since my last post here, but I've been hard at work on lots of new things.To the point, I got an opportunity to supply some VFX for a new documentary titled "Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear."  The director wanted to do the whole film with a very old-school vibe and enlisted my help to create some "Earth VS the Flying Saucers" type clips.…See More
Jan 2

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At 2:30pm on June 12, 2012, Anthony Scott said…

Very impressive film.  Great work!

At 3:20pm on June 12, 2012, Santino Vitale said…

Thank you

At 7:42am on December 10, 2015, James Krysa said…

Yeah I loved watching your videos.  You do very good stuff.  Your very talented. 

I'm very interested to find out what sort of training you had, you self taught or had any education? 

At 11:17am on December 12, 2015, James Krysa said…

it's cool mr.  

that's impressive you done so much without any professional help.....well done....

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