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Time-lapse BTS shots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Oct 11. 2 Replies

Any tips on doing one of those shots where the puppets move in real time and the animator flickers around? I have never tried one before, and they are so great to watch.I assume it is done as a…Continue

The Legend of Jan Tregeagle movie poster

Started Jul 2 0 Replies

Here's a movie poster for my film - still a long way off completion - designed for an exhibition we are doing this coming weekend.…Continue

Wrought iron gates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maureen Z Mar 6. 8 Replies

Here's a pic of some gates I have just finished for my film. They are about 200mm high and made using thin aluminium bent rather like full-size wrought iron, and glued with superglue. Frames are in…Continue

Eyebrow paddles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Feb 3. 2 Replies

I wonder if I can tap the collected SMA brains on the subject of eyebrow paddles, which I am not doing too successfully just now.I have used T shaped paddles with a little bit of epoxy putty on the…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Alonso Soriano's discussion Cosclay
"Wow! This Kickstarter is already way over its target. There are some good shots of sculptures done in the medium on the kickstarter page video. It suggests to me that it might work particularly well for props. A little while ago I made some fish in…"
Nov 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Randy Boyum's discussion Clay Ani-memes
"Love them. You should make them into a calendar!"
Nov 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Pete Pipkins's discussion Shed...again
"Really good to watch. An unintentional Dr Frankenstein... Sound design is great!"
Nov 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Aarica North's discussion Lighting for LEGOs
"I would think you would light it like anything else, and try to get some variety and depth into the lighting. Use tracing paper to diffuse the light and reduce the shininess. I believe it is also possible to buy some anti-glare spray if it is a real…"
Nov 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Alonso Soriano's discussion Cosclay
"Good points. It might be OK for things like trees that only bend a little, but doesn't seem from the video that it could be relied on for puppets. Ah well!"
Oct 21
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Ben Young's discussion Armature and Casting advice for movable animal ears
"Hey, they look great! I especially like the Ox, who has bags of character. The goat-kid is nice too, and I like your use of textures and materials. A little point - there's a bit of a hole where the bandage isn't covering just behind the…"
Oct 19
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Alonso Soriano's discussion Cosclay
"This looks exciting stuff with many possibilities for stop motion."
Oct 19
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion My newest monster
"Looks fun. How does the jaw relate to the rest of the head?"
Oct 19
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Simon Tytherleigh's discussion Time-lapse BTS shots
"Yes, the Boxtrolls was brilliant - the 'unseen hand' and all that existential musing. Wonderful! I had thought of somehow triggering the second camera when the main one takes a frame, but that would be pointless as I am always just…"
Oct 11
StopmoNick replied to Simon Tytherleigh's discussion Time-lapse BTS shots
"Trying to remember, might have been every 2 minutes.  So  I think there is more than one exposure per frame.  A long exposure so moving people are blurred, kind of ghostly, but the puppet stays solid looks best.  I think to get…"
Oct 11
Simon Tytherleigh posted a discussion

Time-lapse BTS shots

Any tips on doing one of those shots where the puppets move in real time and the animator flickers around? I have never tried one before, and they are so great to watch.I assume it is done as a timelapse with the second camera. What sort of interval do you set? And presumably you have to go through the frames to root out the extra ones when you spent 10 minutes fiddling instead of the usual 5? It seems like there is a lot to do to clean up shots like this. So any crafty hints and tips…See More
Oct 10
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Devin Pingree's discussion Lights (LED's and dimmers)
"Hi Devin I think you will find an LED panel a more useful item. There are quite a lot of them around, and some reviews from DSLR Shooter on YouTube. Because you are using a long exposure, you don't need masses of light and therefore don't…"
Oct 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Devin Pingree's discussion Lights (LED's and dimmers)
"The way LEDs are dimmed is by using a PWM dimmer, which essentially switches the light on and off to reduce the brightness. This happens very fast,too fast for the human eye to notice, but it might affect camera shots especially if done with a fast…"
Oct 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion Everything I sculpt looks like a duck....
"Sometimes it's a bit like that problem of trying not to think about something, that only makes you think about it some more. When I am sculpting I try to concentrate on the essence of what I want it to be, the feel of what it might be like to…"
Oct 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Devin Pingree's discussion Foam latex build up materials (Monster Makers)
"It is also possible to buy some 'latex thickener' which would give you some control over the gloopiness of the latex. But if you use the dipping latex which produces thinner coats, they set off quicker, so you just dip more times.…"
Oct 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Devin Pingree's discussion Foam latex build up materials (Monster Makers)
"The difference between the dipping latex and the latex foam is that the dipping latex is pre-vulcanised, meaning it will go off when exposed to air at room temperature. The foam latex requires mixing and then cooking in an oven to drive off the…"
Oct 2

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