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Stop Motion in Prague

Started this discussion. Last reply by trikfx Jan 7, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi All,Didn't see much going on in here so I'd thought I'd break the ice.  Fantastic workshops taught by former employees of the Trnka Studio.  That and you get to be in Prague while you learn (if…Continue

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trikfx replied to Karolina Čížková's discussion New stop motion graduation film - your opinion
"Miluji Českou Republiku také; moc. Většina z mých nejlepších životních zkušeností a přátelství tam byli .  České loutkový film je nejlepší! (Pivo…"
Jan 5
trikfx replied to Karolina Čížková's discussion New stop motion graduation film - your opinion
"Žádný problém! I know Jiří Bárta; even better  Zuzana Bukovinská, who helps run the animation program at UMPRUM; she was my first friend when I came to Prague in 1992. Svět je malý. I…"
Jan 5
trikfx replied to Karolina Čížková's discussion New stop motion graduation film - your opinion
"Nazdar!   Nice to see someone from the Czech Republic posting here!  I am curious; where are you going to school?  Umprum? Všechno nejlepší se animace!  Veselé Vánoce a Šťastný…"
Dec 30, 2014
trikfx replied to Jonathan Luna's discussion Making a Ball and Socket Armature by Welding
"Yes, thats how I was initially taught as well; to leave the rod a tiny bit shy of going all the way through the ball to leave a pocket to hold the flux and initial pool of silver; although I have learned other approches since... Oh,…"
Oct 8, 2014
trikfx replied to Marnik's discussion Shopping trolley
"How about this route.. http://www.webstaurantstore.com/american-metalcraft-fryt433-4-rectangular-stainless-steel-mini-fry-basket/124FRYT433.html Definitely strong enough, looks pretty good, and seems to be the right size... Trikfx"
Oct 7, 2014
trikfx replied to Jonathan Luna's discussion Making a Ball and Socket Armature by Welding
"Silver is the way to go, regardless of size (well, if it's the size of a car, weld away).  The silver solder, when properly prepped and fluxed, will wick though the whole joint in a way welding cannot.  It is incredible strong result…"
Oct 7, 2014
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"As for the original question, my first machine tools were Sherline. I was introduced to them through reading "The Home Shop Machinist" by Doug Brinny (spelling?). The entire book, which is an excellent primer on basic machine work,…"
Apr 21, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"7B&S set of 7 for 79.95 at that same site. No biggie."
Apr 20, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"There is nothing too special about the tooling on a Clausing.  Yes, they made some cool tooling for it back in the day, but all you need is a set of 2MT collets and you're good to go.  You can even get a Taig collet set and 2MT…"
Apr 20, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"To me the main difference (and disadvantage) of the Sherline over a Clausing or Hardinge is mass.  Less mass=more vibration=less accuracy.  To compensate one must go far more slowly with lighter cuts.  A totally reasonable solution,…"
Apr 20, 2013
trikfx replied to Dave Hettmer's discussion Question on relief slots
"Ok then, looking at this joint a little more, why not just go with a separate plate (instead of slot and single screw) and do a double tension screw setup?  You can save space and maximize grip by... 1) opposing the direction of the two tension…"
Apr 17, 2013
trikfx replied to Dave Hettmer's discussion Question on relief slots
"Also, if you are using similar or identical materials in your joints (clamps and pins, in this case), you may never achieve smooth movement.  Smooth movement in a joint relies as much on parallel surfaces and even tension as it does on…"
Apr 15, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"Info on the Taig; http://www.taigtools.com/mmill.html Good place to shop for related tooling; http://littlemachineshop.com/Products/products.php I own some Sherline gear, and it is fine, but if I could get my hands on an old Atlas or Hardinge (and I…"
Apr 15, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion Jumping on the band wagon
"Mine is a model 1875H; it has a regular tailstock and a full size six position turret and a collet closer.  I got it way back when in 1993 from an old Oxberry Camera tech I knew from film school.  The lathe came with all its accessories;…"
Feb 27, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion Jumping on the band wagon
"Oh, and if you need parts; http://www.lathe.com/partsfor.htm Best, Ted"
Feb 25, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion Jumping on the band wagon
"I have a Logan as well; very fond of it.  If the motor turns out to be 3Ø, you might consider swapping the motor for a 110/208 one.  You can use the same 3Ø switch to wire forward/reverse; not as sexy, torquey and instant…"
Feb 25, 2013

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At 9:52am on August 7, 2012, Strider said…

Ted! Good to see you found the new board. Hope everything's going well for you. 

At 9:42am on September 4, 2012, Strider said…

Hey, I thought you might be interested in the thread I just created about Byrne Power, Alaskan artist/puppeteer who's launching a documentary about European puppetry including stopmo. Here's the link: Gravity From Above.

At 11:31am on September 4, 2012, trikfx said…

Thanks Mike!

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Wire removal in Photoshop CS6

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi! Sorry if this has been covered already, but I was wondering what the fastest workflow for wire removal in photoshop would be? What I've done so far is imported all of my 80 frames (including the clean plate background) as a psd file, each frame…Continue

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Needing lights for stop motion

Started by StampMotionStudio in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by StampMotionStudio 9 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm looking for some lights I can use for stop motion..Any ideas of what would work good? I'm hoping to get some lights that are cold and don't heat up really hot. Also all I would need is 2 or maybe 3.Even 1 would do for now, using a…Continue

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The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project

Started by Angus Lamont in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Angus Lamont 12 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hi I am planning a short film tribute to the famous British Comedian/Ukulele Player, George Formby. Some of you may have heard me talking of this. The thing is I have a Canon DSLR but no software. The reason why is that I have virtually no money so…Continue

The legalities of an animated series

Started by Colleen McWatters in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by jowanneke 18 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi All, This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but here we go. I am currently working on a stop motion animation web series. After 5 years of hard work, we are finally in production of season 1 which consists of 8 episodes that are 20…Continue

Choosing a New Laptop For Animation

Started by Yorwick in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I am considering a new laptop, but I want to make sure I make the right choice before investing. It is very important to me that it is still compatible with the animation and editing software that I am used to.My current computer is a MacBook Pro…Continue

Feedback

Started by Hairyhands in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi guysWas looking for feedback on my new video (the book is the main part of the stop start) and some other parts but what I was really looking for was feedback with the story telling. Iv been doing it for so long now that it makes sense to me but…Continue

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