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ios software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Apr 29. 8 Replies

I'm going to be doing some travelling for an extended period. Techwise I'll have my ipad mini in tow. Given the massive compromise in this hardware, can anyone offer an opinion on stop motion apps I…Continue

Positionable eyes in sculpy head...

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick May 6, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm building a cartoony robot puppet out of sculpey and am trying to figure out how to work in the eyes such that they are possitionable. Best I can come up with is building it in two halves with the…Continue

Brush on Silicone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nadia May 12, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello, I'm starting to build my first wire armature puppet and, for a variety of reasons have decided to go for a build up method as opposed to casting. My question concerns silicone vs latex. Latex…Continue

Paper mache tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Schmidt Aug 24, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm a serious novice with stop mo but I would like to offer a suggestion for a paper mache technique you folks might find useful:…Continue

 

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Steve Walther replied to Amanda's discussion 14 year old wants a stop motion camera
"Does he have an ipad? There are numerous options for very cheap which allow manual camera control and even audio. Let me know and I'll compile a list. "
Monday
Strider replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"Oh, I totally understand! That was just the train of thought that went through my head when I first saw the thread title. I was all like "waitwat?"  Bit I realized right away that wasn't what you meant. "
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"If it's not out of line, here is the actual app: http://boinx.com/istopmotion/ipad/"
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"I actually built a tripod mount pretty much as you described. It works pretty well. I'm going to modify it to function on a table top. Apparently you can lock exposure as well. The iPad camera does leave something to be desired but I have had…"
Apr 29
StopmoNick replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"Shutter release with the headphone button? Had no idea that was possible. It's sounding like it could actually work. Can you lock exposure as well as white balance and focus? You need some kind of stand - my case has several positions it can…"
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"I'm imagining hauling a couple lumps of clay and using a desk lamp maybe. I'm not a professional but am a passionate hobbiest. I always try my best to put my free time into artistic pursuits whenever possible. For example, I'm also a…"
Apr 29
Strider replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"(Iz scratching head trying to imagine hauling a set, puppets and lights along on the road for those sudden moments of inspiration)… "
Apr 29
Steve Walther replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"Thanks Nick, all your points are well taken. That said, I think I found a candidate. It's called istopmotiion for ipad byBoinx software. Apparently, this app allows one to: lock focus and white balance Trigger "shutter release" with…"
Apr 29
StopmoNick replied to Steve Walther's discussion ios software
"I have an app on my Ipad, but have never used it... just have to check what it is called.  It was free so what the heck. Ok, it seems to be called Stop Motion Studio.  The icon is a clapper board with a a "mickey mouse ears"…"
Apr 29
Steve Walther posted a discussion

ios software

I'm going to be doing some travelling for an extended period. Techwise I'll have my ipad mini in tow. Given the massive compromise in this hardware, can anyone offer an opinion on stop motion apps I might want along for the ride should inspiration and time permit? I have imotion HD but have recently discovered istopmotion for ipad which allows importing of audio with view able waveforms over the timeline. It also apparently supports 1080p. I recognize this will not be anything resembling a pro…See More
Apr 28
Lauren Schmidt replied to Steve Walther's discussion Paper mache tip
"I recently purchased the book "Creating Animal Sculptures Using Paper Mache Clay" by this same artist and it is very useful! You can achieve a great amount of detail using this form of paper mache clay. "
Aug 24, 2013
Nadia replied to Steve Walther's discussion Brush on Silicone?
"I agree with Anna.  If this is your first time with building, focus on Latex.  It's certainly cheaper and easier to start with. If you're worried about the decay, my sugesstion is to try pouring a mold rather than a build up, at…"
May 12, 2013
Anna Glanton replied to Steve Walther's discussion Brush on Silicone?
"If you want to work with silicone the best thing is to cast it. Painting it on is very tricky and can have unreliable results along side the fact that it doesn't like to stick to anything unless you treat the surface with Gi primer or have alot…"
May 11, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Steve Walther's discussion Positionable eyes in sculpy head...
"My eye beads are something like styrene plastic I suspect.  I buy them second hand at markets, as strings of white plastic beads.  And what I found was, leaving them embedded in unbaked sculpey for a few days, the beads started to dissolve…"
May 6, 2013
Sean O'Hara replied to Steve Walther's discussion Positionable eyes in sculpy head...
"Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I don't see why you don't just build the head as normal with the beads imbedded/ encased in the Sculpey? It bakes at a low enough temperature that most beads shouldn't have any issues."
May 6, 2013
Steve Walther posted a discussion

Positionable eyes in sculpy head...

I'm building a cartoony robot puppet out of sculpey and am trying to figure out how to work in the eyes such that they are possitionable. Best I can come up with is building it in two halves with the beads sandwiched between. I guess I'll need to line the sockets with rubber or something to hold the beads in place when positioned. I'm trying to avoid an "open" socket look like a skull otherwise I'd just stick them in place with a little plasticine. Anyone try anything like this? Thanks in…See More
May 6, 2013

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Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 6 hours ago. 17 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

Tags: clay

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Liddon on Tuesday. 13 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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14 year old wants a stop motion camera

Started by Amanda in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by gustavo arteaga on Monday. 14 Replies

My son is almost 14 years old.  He has done some stop motion on his 3Ds with his lego figures, although there is no sound.  He is asking for a real stop motion camera for Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.  He doesn't have his own personal…Continue

Tags: first, stop-motion, Christmas, camera, teen

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