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Sudden camera shutdown

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 4. 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

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

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Sculpting unusual replacement faces
"Just read through the original thread. Nick suggested creating the back shape in epoxy putty, then sculpting on top with Super sculpey, to avoid the distortion that is like with just Sculpey. I think this might be your best method, because the…"
Friday
Simon Tytherleigh commented on Thomas Nicol's video
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The Puppy Trials

"I thought the felting worked really well. Very touching story, nicely animated."
Friday
Simon Tytherleigh commented on tam hinton's video
Friday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Sculpting unusual replacement faces
"I'm not sure you should be sculpting in milliput, which is quite tricky to manipulate. Super Sculpey is a polymer clay that sculpts really well, so you could sculpt the faces directly in that, then bake them to harden. I would still make the…"
Friday
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Daniel Waine's discussion Sculpting unusual replacement faces
"Have you considered casting in Fastcast resin? This is a hard resin that you pour into a mould. It sets very quickly and can then be painted. For replacement mouths you don't really need foam. If I were doing a cast of the mouth, I would create…"
Thursday
Simon Tytherleigh commented on pritam das's blog post is it necessary to follow rule of thirds while shooting a stopmotion film?
"There are lots of good books on live action movie making, and the same 'rules' apply. There's a good one called 'Setting up your Shots' which goes through the different types of shot and their effect you can get with it.…"
Wednesday
Simon Tytherleigh commented on DarthOwen's video
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I used paper clips as rigging for this spiderman animation, what do you guys think?

"The rigging is visible in some of the shots, so you need to take it out in Photoshop or After Effects or a similar program, by shooting an empty plate first - a shot without the puppets in it - then either masking or erasing through from the frame…"
Jul 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Eric Scott's discussion Why is it so quiet in here? Where is everyone?
"This site has lots of topics to search when you need a specific answer, so it serves a different purpose to the FB chatter. I value it, so I try to contribute what I can from my knowledge. When Anthony Scott suggested winding it up or moving to…"
Jul 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Swirro's discussion Got stuck with scenario
"Great topic, and great replies from Nick. I would add: there's a good book called 'Ideas for the Animated Short' which has lots of tips. Also, once you have come up with what seems like a good story, ask yourself how you can convey…"
Jul 24
Simon Tytherleigh replied to pritam das's discussion My new approach towards combining stopmotion with a video
"Really lovely video. The dance sequences worked very well, and I like the puppets helping out at the end with a giant screwdriver. And some great atmospheric lighting too. The dance was rather more fluid than the other animated sequences.  For…"
Jul 17
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Juha Niemi's discussion Canon 6D mark II? or some other full camera?
"The 6d Mk2 has the EF mount, which means that it can take the old manual lenses using an adapter ring."
Jul 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Juha Niemi's discussion Canon 6D mark II? or some other full camera?
"I don't know enough about the technicalities, but I have been told that 4k compressed to HD for release retains more detail than footage originated at HD resolution. This would make sense to me, as some clarity gets lost each time footage gets…"
Jul 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Juha Niemi's discussion Canon 6D mark II? or some other full camera?
"Do bear in mind that the picture quality for stills is way higher than that required for movies, as the picture is only seen for 1/25th of a second in a movie but gazed at for as long as you like with a still. This is why even fairly basic DSLRs are…"
Jul 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Juha Niemi's discussion Canon 6D mark II? or some other full camera?
"Many of the features offered in the latest cameras are not much use for stop motion, such as burst speeds, 60fps HD video, extreme ISO settings, even a 26 megapixel sensor. As stopmo is already effectively shooting on 5k when taking stills, we…"
Jun 30
Simon Tytherleigh replied to T F's discussion How many people buy Dragonframe a year!?
"Just to say that I have just upgraded to Dragonframe 4 with their Bluetooth controller. It is better than ever, with some more features, and the wireless controller will be invaluable. It's available in the UK from Animation Toolkit, avoiding…"
Jun 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to T F's discussion How many people buy Dragonframe a year!?
"Completely agree that AE is amazing in what it can do, especially in compositing. Lots of respect for those who choose not to use frame grabbers, but that is a choice to work in an old-fashioned way. "
Jun 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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