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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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What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?

Started by Joe (Dinoman217) in ANIMATOR TALK 11 minutes ago. 0 Replies

When younger movie goers think of stop-motion they think of Clay-Mation cartoons. However though before CGI Existed, cartoons were not the only place where stop-motion was used. Back in the day, film-makers like Ray Harryhausen, Willis O'Brien, and…Continue

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Started by Jenni G. in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jenni G. 4 hours ago. 11 Replies

Hi! I'm a teddy bear artist that has always had it in the back of my mind to make stop motion videos using my little guys. Last weekend I downloaded iMotion for my iPad and loved it! I am wondering if there is a way to put an armature in my stuffed…Continue

Importing to Premiere pro CS6

Started by Keith Adams in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Can anyone advise me what setting I should use when importing an .avi file 640 x 480 at 15 fps into Premiere Pro CS6. There's a huge list of possibilities but I can't find anything to match. All advice greatly received, not too technical please.…Continue

Motion Control for Dragonframe

Started by Tim Tracey in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Evan DeRushie yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm trying to figure out exactly what I will need to purchase to do 3 axis motion control and focus. I'm finding it rather confusing. Anyone have any experience with this?I was looking at this package.…Continue

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Started by Anthony Scott in JOBS & PROJECTS yesterday. 0 Replies

Hey everyone. I was just approached by a musical artist about shooting a video. I am not available at the moment. She needs it by the end of March I believe so the schedule is super aggressive but perhaps someone out there has a concept and artwork…Continue

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Started by Hairyhands in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Strider yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi guysJust about to release this on my channel and was wondering could I get any feedback on it. Be as harsh as you want as it will only make me better in the future. Was looking for feedback on everything, stop start, execution, humor, script…Continue

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