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My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Wernëck yesterday. 1 Reply

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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Daniel Wernëck replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress
"The aperture we use makes much more difference than most people notice. Keep testing and eventually you will find your sweet spot :) Keep us posted, I'm curious to see how it goes."
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My new lens to stop flicker - a work in progress

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 with my screen capture software Video Studio. Sometimes the preview would be too dark and other times it would be too bright. I was also always concerned that the lens would fall off. The lens was a Canon 18-55 that came with the kit so there was also concern of accidentally changing the focal length.…See More
Apr 21
Steve Copeland replied to Gavin A's discussion Best Editing Software
"While not the best and not easy to use it is FREE and can do all sorts of editing and also special effect work. It is geared more towards the computer animation pipeline but most people forget that the 3D program Blender has a video and sequence…"
Apr 20
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion STOPMO JAM 2
"I am in the closing days of another project but I will split time so I can meet both deadlines. I will be making an all new puppet and today I just ordered a used lens and adapter along with a Zoom H1 digital recorder(for future projects). Odds are…"
Apr 18
Steve Copeland replied to Jamie's discussion Best free or cheap software with live capture
"Just found a software with another free trial period. I have never used this software but it came up in an article about Stop Motion software. AnimatorHD for $60USD It has a list of Nikon Cameras that it is compatible with but I am not sure if the…"
Mar 9
Steve Copeland replied to Jamie's discussion Best free or cheap software with live capture
"I used CorelVideo Studio 8 on my PC and it has a very nice live capture that has camera control and onion skinning. HOWEVER it may not work with Nikon cameras. I contacted tech support and she said no list exists of supported cameras. In watching…"
Mar 8
Steve Copeland commented on Steven Topham's video
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How to Get Rid of Flicker in Stop Motion Animation

"Incredible tutorial and what a wonderful "documentary" voice you have. Detaching the lens did work for me. The key for my setup was to hold the preview button down while doing it. I said I would never do it that way again and i am looking…"
Mar 2
Steve Copeland replied to Calin Johnson's discussion Talking Sandwich Mixed Media?
"Looks like the sandwich was created by a company called "The Character Shop" Taken from their page: Radio-contolled animatronic Sandwich, directed by Plum's Bob Rice for Florida Orange Juice. Featuring foam latex bread and…"
Jan 16
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Where to take this Site next?
"I have been a member of The Clubhouse for a long time and they use the phpBB and it works great from a user standpoint. I check four or five of the rooms everyday for sculpting, kit building tips and announcements. Picture hosting is by the…"
Sep 10, 2016
Steve Copeland replied to Steve Copeland's discussion My stop motion jam questions
"My finished Stop Motion Jam entry with additional footage. I did some more editing and added music form the Youtube library to my finished film. Changing the length on some of the frames and adding a tittle card pushed the length to 30 seconds. So…"
Sep 8, 2016
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Where to take this Site next?
"My Humble Opinion - Move to a new company AND membership drive. A small donation could provide help and expertise to migrate and later fund drives to pay for hosting costs. I know Garage Kits USA and Blender Artists both use vBulletin ($250) for…"
Sep 8, 2016
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Where to take this Site next?
"Sorry Anthony we are not giving a list of options other than stay the course. I understand your frustration with the cost. I belong to an instructional site and luckily they grandfathered my account into the original price other wise I would leave…"
Sep 8, 2016
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Where to take this Site next?
"Well that bites. It would be a terrible tragedy to lose the site and not just the info (which can be archived) but the support form other members. Admittedly I only stop in on occasion and only in spurts at a time (usually when a new movie comes out…"
Sep 7, 2016
Steve Copeland replied to Dawn Brown's discussion The Little Prince - beautiful stop motion!
"I also watched it this weekend (Twice to be exact). Loved the stop motion especially the fox. The stylized stop motion made that part of the story feel even more like a story within a story. Great job."
Aug 8, 2016
Steve Copeland commented on Anthony Scott's video
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Stop Motion Animation on THE LITTLE PRINCE

"I can't wait to watch this tonight on Netflix. Pretty good reviews so far."
Aug 5, 2016
Steve Copeland replied to GREGG DIAMANT's discussion 16:9 jpeg export
"I think it was StopMo Nick that suggested to me in another post to shoot more than you need then crop the image to 16:9. So that is exactly what I did. I set up a Photoshop action to crop every image at the exact same place and let it run on the…"
Aug 3, 2016

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