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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

DSLR picture settings for stopmo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 5, 2016. 4 Replies

What picture settings do you use for stopmo? By this I mean the adjustments that can be made in the camera's menu, for Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Colour. Filmmakers all seem to have their…Continue

Site validation certificate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jun 22, 2016. 3 Replies

My virus checker throws up a warning about not being able to validate the site's certificate. It says it comes from *.ning.com, which looks a bit odd to me.The checker says that hackers may be…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Simon Tytherleigh replied to Twin Tales's discussion Lighting feedback
"Hi there. Atmosphere definitely looks good. I can get the bar feel. Not much top light on his hair, and one might expect bar lighting to come from overhead. But there is something very important about film lighting that you need to pay attention to.…"
11 hours ago
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"When you say it's a nose hole, do you mean there is a nose beyond it, or is it for fitting a separately cast nose onto? If the nose is attached then you will need to take a scalpel to the underside as Nick suggested.  Don't apologize…"
Monday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to L Carter's discussion Liquid Latex for Build-Up Puppet Heads
"I am in the UK, and bought my last lot off eBay. The label says 'Artpothecary (Jacobson's Chemicals)' on it. In the past I have used stuff from Tiranti's and others, and have not noticed much difference between them. This is for…"
Monday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Natalie Grammer's discussion 20 Day Filming Stop-Motion...Is it possible?
"I think time spent doing some careful planning will be essential. This means a schedule of exactly which shots are being done on which day, plus all the details necessary to enable that shot to go ahead, so notes on set, props, characters etc. Then…"
Monday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to L Carter's discussion Liquid Latex for Build-Up Puppet Heads
"Liquid latex or dipping latex is what you need. I get mine from an art store via eBay. "
Sunday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Twin Tales's discussion Question about lighting
"If the lights get hot, they are definitely not LEDs. LEDs do not rely on a glowing filament, instead there is some sort of interaction between dissimilar chemical compounds that is about 80% efficient in light emission."
Sunday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Twin Tales's discussion Question about lighting
"Cheapest and easiest way to go is to buy a string of LED lights, as sold for Christmas and…"
Mar 18
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tim Ryan's discussion Attaching separite pieces to complex silicone model...
"Ah, quite big. Which gives you more room. If you make two separate creatures, then your crossover isn't a problem, but the challenge becomes how to link them effectively. Perhaps making a small bulb on the end of the 'tube' and a…"
Mar 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Hi Jim. Have a look through the discussion topics as there are many threads on camera choice. If you can't find an answer, post a topic in the relevant section."
Mar 12
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Tim Ryan's discussion Attaching separite pieces to complex silicone model...
"My initial thought is that you would need a central lift-out mould section. Can you give me a bit more information on it? How big will it be approximately? Presumably it will be animated. Will the crossover sections be separate or joined?"
Mar 12
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Erik Stickley's discussion Making a mould for big nosed sculpts
"Haven't used Oomoo, but it is designed for mouldmaking, so should be fine. It has a low viscosity so will pour, and has a 30 min working time to allow bubbles to escape. But it is a condensation cure silicone, I.e. tin-based, so if you are…"
Mar 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Roo Nelo's discussion Smooth Animation
"Looks very nice. Try adding some ease in and ease out to the camera moves to make it feel smoother."
Mar 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Iulian Demetrescu's discussion Dollie and crane rig with 5 degrees of freedom
"Really good to see it, Julian! Seems to work pretty well and smoothly, with just a little wobble at the end of moves. Thanks also for the tips. What sort of safety switch do you have? I have a switch that turns off the power to the drivers, so would…"
Mar 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Cadmus Rimbeaux's discussion Building a Mech/Exo Suit for stop motion
"You can make lots of stuff using plasticard, which is pretty tough in thicker sizes. I have formed this using a two part plaster mould, to make a shovel, just by heating it up in an oven and slamming the mould halves together. Also there are great…"
Mar 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Alix LAINE's discussion Portfolio
"Lovely models."
Feb 27
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Nikolay Todorov's discussion "Mirabilia" - the stop motion platformer
"Thank you for sharing this. It is really interesting to see what you have achieved, and I hope you can post some more shots as the project progresses."
Feb 26

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

Hey, how is your project coming along?

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