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Using cushion foam with silicone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Oct 1. 8 Replies

I meant to do this some time ago, but here is the result of my little experiment.The problem: silicone can be very heavy and bounces back into position when it is quite thick. There is a silicone…Continue

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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

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Fabian's discussion First little short trailer for up coming short inde film we are doing.
"It's quite tricky getting the exposure right. I was recommended to shoot dark scenes a bit bright and bright scenes vice versa. If you look at the colour histogram you should not have any clipping either white or black. Then you can adjust the…"
Thursday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Sarah Parsons's discussion Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?
"Well done! That is absolutely stunning and worth all the perseverance. Lovely job, if a bit big for stopmotion!!"
Thursday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to maddogmovies's discussion Recycle Me: A Stop Motion Musical Commercial
"Fab!"
Wednesday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Fabian's discussion First little short trailer for up coming short inde film we are doing.
"Nice fire effect. It is all a bit dark, and I know you will say it is atmospheric, but some firelight on the puppet's face would make all the difference."
Wednesday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Geoff Clark's discussion How to know when a scaled layer will lose true resolution
"Jasper is partially right. Create your AE comp at 1920 X 1080,  then when you drop your footage into the comp it will go in at 100% scale, which means it spills over the edges. There's a little box at the bottom left of the viewing panel…"
Nov 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to dorian moore's discussion Frame rate issue
"I wonder if this is the problem.... When I import an image sequence into After Effects (and this probably goes for Premiere too) it doesn't know what frame rate to ascribe, so generally puts it 30 FPS. You should check the framerate in the…"
Nov 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Wifey Blocks's discussion FRAMING - Tips and Tricks
"Hi there. In reply to point 2, yes, a shot of the toilet and close-ups on the reactions is what I mean. One tip is to watch something where you like the editing, but with the sound off. So instead of following the story you can just look at how they…"
Oct 16
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Doug Brecto's discussion green screen lighting
"Have you placed your green screen far enough back from the set? Ideally you should be able to light the Greenwash and the set separately, and not have any spill onto the characters or set. If you do have spill, they show a green tinge around the…"
Oct 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to James Wilkinson's discussion Short Film - experimental techniques - Billy Whiskers
"Fab work! And an enormous puppet. Very impressive."
Oct 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Yorwick's discussion Stop Motion Armatures in the US
"A word of caution. I recently saw one of these armatures, and it was clear that the balls are not perfectly round, so moving the joints would be an issue. They look like they are designed for posing as dolls, so do not need to move much. You might…"
Oct 9
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Wifey Blocks's discussion FRAMING - Tips and Tricks
"A couple of things I have noticed that you could work on. (BTW the opening shot with the door in one corner and the character coming diagonally across shot is excellent) You might consider varying shot size, as most of your shots are wide-angle, so…"
Oct 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Fabian's discussion Lighting the set
"Basically sunlight comes from one direction, so all the shadows fall the same way. So you might think that all you need to do is put up o e light and that's the job done. But often  what happens is that you get deep shadows and can't…"
Oct 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to KurT's discussion coloring/painting platsil- gel
"A couple more tips. These are also in other threads on this site, so have a rummage for info. Mix the colour you want into sufficient of Part B to fill the mould, so you are not struggling to colour match because you don't have enough. Then mix…"
Oct 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Set Materials
"So much depends on the style you want to adopt for your project. But in terms of materials, you can do a lot with MDF, carving and shaping. I am sure I saw some lovely 1950s kitchen pieces, including a fridge, on this forum, and I think much of this…"
Oct 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to KurT's discussion coloring/painting platsil- gel
"The answer is yes, you can colour the silicone by adding tint to one part before mixing the two together, and yes you can add colour washes etc after you have cast the piece. Have a look at some of the videos on YouTube from Brick in the Yard, who…"
Oct 4
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Wifey Blocks's discussion FRAMING - Tips and Tricks
"Good topic. Here's a few thoughts to add. One advantage we have with stopmotion is that we are often capturing frames with many more pixels than HD. My Canon captures in effectively 5k. This means that it is possible to reframe the shot without…"
Oct 2

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