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EVA foam helmets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 21, 2017. 3 Replies

I thought I would add a couple of pics on here to show some helmets I have made from 2mm EVA foam. They are glued together with contact adhesive, then coated with thinned PVA to fill the texture and…Continue

Sudden camera shutdown

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 4, 2017. 7 Replies

Anyone got any suggestions on this issue?My Canon T3i (600d) occasionally shuts down for no apparent reason during animating. It's not doing the going to sleep action, which is accompanied by a…Continue

silicone on hair and costumes

Started Dec 30, 2016 0 Replies

Has anyone experience of using silicone on hair and costumes, like they did for KUBO? Any tips? Anyone from LAIKA able to share your technique?I tried brushing some coloured Platsil gel 10 onto some…Continue

First test for DIY moco rig

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 30, 2016. 16 Replies

At long last I have finally got my moco rig working, thanks to a busy weekend with Roos Mattaar. It's a 6 axis rig with a crane arm and a 1.5m track. Connecting everything up has been quite a…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Bryan's discussion What's this hand part called?
"Looks to me like a bespoke piece - a 3mm nut brazed onto a thin washer with the rod for the joint brazed on as well. Might be possible to adapt a 3mm T nut to make something similar, then it is just a matter of brazing on the rod, or wrapping…"
Aug 31
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Kerobyx's discussion Soft boxes/Lighting
"Just to throw something else into a discussion about soft light. DOPs often use cookies (that's cucoloris in full) and cello cucoloris to soften light. These are just plywood with odd shapes cut out, or for the cello cucoloris wire frame with…"
Aug 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dawn Brown's discussion Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?
"Go for it! Painting silicone is a bit tricky to start but gets much easier with experience. I am really enjoying using the d-limonene instead of naphtha, as it smells nice and is much less nasty. I find the silicone takes longer to go off, but can…"
Aug 28
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Sarah Parsons's discussion Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?
"Hi Sarah To answer your questions directly. I generally don't use much in the way of release agent on the sort of clay that I use. This is because the Ultracal generates quite a lot of heat as it sets, and I like to open the mould while it is…"
Aug 21
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Bryan's discussion Secret to cutting square brass tubing without crimping?
"I also use a hacksaw, but apparently the best way is to use a Dremel with a cutting blade. It is also important to have a small square file to be able to clean up the inside of the tube. Then it will fit nicely."
Aug 20
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Bryan's discussion Lighting Recommendations?
"Here's a video on lighting for stopmotion. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFdb5_tatI&t=328s You can see that all sorts of lights can be used, not just the professional film lights. And if you use long exposures, you don't need…"
Aug 19
Simon Tytherleigh commented on Roos Mattaar's video
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"Great stuff, Roos, as ever from you!"
Aug 10
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Emily Kulbacki's discussion Help! Problems with Dragonframe after moving it to a new Mac
"Is it possible that it is still in trial mode? 48 frames is I think all that it allows you with this. Perhaps you need to check that you have entered your registration details correctly? Just a thought, I am no expert...."
Aug 10
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew AJ's discussion Motion control slider or rig.
"Yeah, sorry, lack of time, and I am away sailing for a few months.... Are you in the UK? If so, I shall be doing a workshop on moco rigs in Bristol sometime in the autumn. Midimoco will be under construction soon, and this will hopefully have sorted…"
Aug 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Sarah Parsons's discussion Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?
"Hi Sarah The Ultracal is mould-making plaster and is the best for your purposes. Plaster of paris is too weak to give crisp fine detail. When you make a mould using Ultracal you can reinforce it with burlap or glass fibres, so it does not have to be…"
Aug 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Sarah Parsons's discussion Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?
"Hi there. Your sculpt looks good. I hope you can clean the mould u p alright to be able to use it again. There are a couple of approaches to your problem, apart from the obvious taxi driver reply of 'I wouldn't choose to start from…"
Aug 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion foam: ovens!
"Get a secondhand fan oven off ebay, and don't use the kitchen one."
Jul 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion tentacles!
"I agree, if you have the facilities for foam latex. I used to do a lot for TV work, and we had a decent studio to operate in. I think the reason silicone is popular is partly because it is a table-top process - no stinky ovens and gummy mixers or…"
Jul 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion tentacles!
"Have a look at another way to use basic silicone - the one-part builder's stuff - in a build-up method that might be adaptable to stopmo. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNCvOILwmc"
Jul 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion tentacles!
"Cushion foam is open-celled, so the silicone can flow into it and is absorbed. Silicone once set will not be affected. One of the greast things about silicone is that it won't shrivel or degrade over time, unlike latex. Are you aware that there…"
Jul 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"If you don't want to make the whole ballroom, is it possible to use the editing to restrict the size of your set? What I mean is: Shot 1 - characters dancing in the middle, set behind with door (forced perspective). Shot 2 - reverse using the…"
Jul 28

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At 8:17am on January 5, 2015, Nat said…

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