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My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Copeland May 11. 18 Replies

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and I made my first stop motion by gently releasing the lens while hitting the preview button and that removed the flicker from my stop motion shots. It did play havoc…Continue

Tags: fotodiox, flicker, Canon

Remove Quicktime for Windows Users

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Copeland May 10, 2016. 8 Replies

I just got this email from my IT department and I also came across the same information last night while looking for a Quicktime converter so I am helping spread the word.Quicktime is a seldom…Continue

Tags: Quicktime

Sticky Wax for Eyes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Copeland Apr 2, 2016. 10 Replies

My puppet has a super sculpey head and plastic eyes. I am looking for a wax that I can put in the eye socket that will hold the eye in place but I will still be able to animate the eyes. Currently I…Continue

Tags: eyes

My stop motion jam questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Copeland Sep 8, 2016. 10 Replies

Well the stop motion jam event that is currently taking place, deadline in 60 days, was just the right motivation to get me off my tail and filming something. So as I muddle along I will post what I…Continue

Tags: newbie, jam

 

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Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion STOPMO JAM 2
"Since I am the king of all procrastinators I have to say I am excited for the extension."
May 24
Steve Copeland replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"I understand that issue Simon. Something I build looks great until I put my glasses on."
May 11
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"It's a bit off topic, but I was at the BBC when the first demonstration of HD took place in the UK, at Television Centre. It completely terrified everyone working in the art depts, as all the tromp l'oeil trickery and dodgy edges we had…"
May 10
StopmoNick replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Doesn't go into much detail, just that they use Canon bodies and Nikon lenses.  No specific focal lengths mentioned.  One interesting point was that they thought the Zeiss lenses were too sharp, showed too much detail to be…"
May 9
Daniel Wernëck replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Here's another video, on the cameras & lenses used by Aardman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDBSbnA6ELQ"
May 9
StopmoNick replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"I just looked at that video on lenses that Simon posted, and mostly I agree.   For the very small Lego figures, you would like to get closer than 2 ft (600mm) for close-up shots. But 18" is ok for the bigger 12" puppets that I use.…"
May 8
Monica Broadley replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Hi Michael. As I understand it, the problem with electronically controlled lenses is that with each shot, the camera resets the aperture, so it (I think) closes it and then puts it back to the same setting, but the machine is imperfect so the…"
May 8
Michael Hulas replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Well Steve you and I are in the same boat. No one can be newer to this than me, I'm supossed to get my Canon Rebel T-5i tomorrow by UPS so i havn't even shot my first frame yet. But i think i'm going with the older FD lens's…"
May 8
Steve Copeland replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Yes Mike my adapter fits an old manual Canon Lens to my Eos Rebel. HOWEVER I am 100% a newbie and usually the guy they point at as the example of how not to do something. So I can't say if this is the way to go. But yes the availability and…"
May 8
Michael Hulas replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Hey Steve if i understand you correctly, you went with a Canon FD lens which i was thinking of doing also. there seems to be a lot of them at a good price on Ebay. Which lens are you going with for an all around good lens.Mike."
May 8
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"I'm sure it will be just fine. Lenses are very subjective anyway. The real point about his video is to let people know that the old manual lenses are really good quality, metal bodied, and available for not too much money. I have some nice…"
May 8
Steve Copeland replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"The lens I got is similar to the one mentioned in the video above that the actor dismisses because it has a long minimal focus of 18" which is poor in his opinion for mini fig films. It seems to me that it would be a great distance for 12"…"
May 8
Michael Hulas replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Thanks Simon"
May 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Here's the link to that video on manual lenses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TXMjalIJvE&t=2s"
May 7
Michael Hulas replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"Thanks Stopmonick, thats the info. i needed. The other reason im going with SMP, is that when i called the Dragonframe support team i was told that it doesnt have rig removal app., and i dont want to spend a monthly fee to use a software for…"
May 4
StopmoNick replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"I have used Stop Motion Pro - not Eclipse, but several earlier versions, and Dragonframe as well.  I like them both, and they mostly do the same things, only in a slightly different way.  The only reason I am using Dragonframe now is that…"
May 3

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