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Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Dec 20, 2012. 5 Replies

I was wondering if anybody had the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion". At just $28 for the download I thought it might be a useful gift to myself.Seems like there are some descent…Continue

Tags: set, Minature

Fon Davis Miniature Maker Interview on YouTube

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Cole Dec 7, 2012. 2 Replies

This a great interview showing some miniatures Fon Davis has worked on. The interview is part of a new series called "Make: Believe" and it is about the people who bring fantasy to life with…Continue

Tags: Miniature, Davis, Fon

Question on Face Replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Copeland Feb 20, 2013. 7 Replies

I have a small question about the face replacement technique similiar to what was used in Coraline. The face was split below the eyes and there is a very visible seam. Was this line cleaned up in…Continue

 

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Steve Copeland commented on Grace Diggens's photo
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"Thanks for posting this. I went over to your blog to get the rest of the story. It was a good read."
Mar 1, 2013
Steve Copeland replied to Strider's discussion Frankenweenie Pistachio commercial
"I had not seen that yet. Thanks for posting. I'm cool with it and would much rather see Victor and Sparky then some of the other celebs they have for these commercials. Also Frankenstyle works much better than Weenie style."
Feb 22, 2013
Steve Copeland replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Question on Face Replacement
"Oh noooo. I was a little upset that the computer was used to remove the lines on Caroline and then again on Paranorman but I just found out today that it was also used to remove the facial seams on The Pirates: Band of Misfits."
Feb 20, 2013
Steve Copeland replied to Strider's discussion Let's be frank about Frankenweenie
"I think the two projectors was meant to imply Victors film is in 3D. I'll watch it again but I think they all had glasses on. One thing I was happy to see is how they fixed the tones on the red white and blue banners by using yellow for red. I…"
Jan 17, 2013
Steve Copeland replied to Strider's discussion Let's be frank about Frankenweenie
"Strider what did you think about the extras on the disk? I liked the one long behind the scene episode and the Sparky short episode. I also liked the statement that getting 2 seconds of film by an animator was a good day and that there were 30…"
Jan 16, 2013
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 3 Stop Motion movies nominated for 2013 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film
"Some facts: Tim Burton has never won an Oscar. In 2010 both Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox were nominated for Oscars and lost to Up. In 2006 Corpse Bride was nominated as Best Animated Feature but lost to Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were…"
Jan 14, 2013
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 3 Stop Motion movies nominated for 2013 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film
"I did not see Wreck It Ralph and it is pretty popular on Rotten Tomatoes with critics and fans alike. I have watched the BluRay discs of Paranorman 6 times and Frankenweenie twice now. I love both movies for different reasons. So I would have to…"
Jan 11, 2013
Steve Copeland replied to Mikey Pounds's discussion Is there a common scale people usually work with?
"I am glad this discussion is going on. I have begun sketch doodling the sets for my first film. With limited room and money I am trying to find ways to cheat the perspective and when I can use mini sets or forced perspective for large areas. My…"
Jan 7, 2013
Strider replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?
"Ah, that's a Marc Spess DVD on his AnimateClay site! I haven't seen it but rest assured it will be good stuff - Marc really knows what he's talking about and has collected material from many professionals for his tutorials. (And lest…"
Dec 20, 2012
Arcimboldi replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?
"Will be interested in your comments on the DVD let us know what you think."
Dec 20, 2012
Steve Copeland replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?
"Yes Arcimboldi, that is the DVD I am talking about. Sorry I did not include the link. I already decided I am going to order it. I just watched a 6 minute behind the scenes of the author's Zombie Pirates and it was very well done. I had no idea…"
Dec 20, 2012
Arcimboldi replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?
Dec 20, 2012
StopmoNick replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?
"I didn't know such a book existed. Do you have a link?"
Dec 19, 2012
Steve Copeland posted a discussion

Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?

I was wondering if anybody had the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion". At just $28 for the download I thought it might be a useful gift to myself.Seems like there are some descent testimonials on the Stop Motion Store.See More
Dec 19, 2012
Ron Cole replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Fon Davis Miniature Maker Interview on YouTube
"That was freaking AWESOME!!!"
Dec 7, 2012
Keith Ray replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Fon Davis Miniature Maker Interview on YouTube
"This is a very interesting video! Thanks for the link!"
Dec 6, 2012

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Stop mo in VW roadtrip documenatry

Started by Tim in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Hi, I haven't been on here for ages and can't find my old thread, so I've started a new one.  Here is my finished stop motion segment as part of the completed film.   scene at 1:50 I had planned on shooting a couple more scenes, but ran out of…Continue

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Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason.  after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue

DSLR Full-Manual (avoiding flicker) extremely confused.

Started by Mike in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 2 hours ago. 54 Replies

I've been reading a lot of threads in a lot of forums, and I'm still flabbergasted about how complicated this topic is to fully understand. I'm hoping someone with experience can help clarify the "digital lense flicker" epidemic for me. I'm looking…Continue

Tags: 60D, T3i, Cannon, Flicker, DSLR

Making a Ball and Socket Armature by Welding

Started by Jonathan Luna in ARMATURES 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

Its been some time but I'm back. I was just learning how to weld in my sculpture class and I was wondering about making a ball and socket armature with welding. The main question I have is would I still need to drill a hole into the ball bearing to…Continue

TALOS Lives Again

Started by fantamation in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Mike 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

I'm carrying the progress of my studio scale Talos puppet replica over here from the sculpting forum since I now have the first casting...... now for the paint job.

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