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The last film by Jan Švankmajer: "Insects" on Indiegogo

Started May 28, 2016 0 Replies

This new project on Indiegogo caught my eye, and think many other people here will be interested.Legendary filmmaker Jan Švankmajer needs your help to produce his final feature film titled Insects.…Continue

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Melbourne International Animation Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wiz Jun 22, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm having a wonderful time this week at the Melbourne International Animation Festival. Tonight's highlight was the Barry Purves masterpiece, "Plume".Another excellent stop-motion film screened at…Continue

 

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Wiz replied to Hugo's discussion Armature device
"Beautiful work! Looks like a useful method to get fast and consistent results. I like how you've made the pegs removable. If you need to customise armatures (eg: make them taller/shorter), it's as simple as drilling extra holes and moving…"
Jul 10
Wiz replied to Hugo's discussion Armature device
"Here's a similar video, which may have some useful tips:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEVI8G0Z_8 The "sandwich" arrangement appears to help keep the armature flat.They don't twist the multiple strands of aluminium armature…"
Jul 9
Wiz replied to T F's discussion How many people buy Dragonframe a year!?
"I upgraded my copy of Dragon Frame as soon as I heard it was available, and it feels more slick. Happy to give $ to support DragonFrame.Shipping the parcel all the way to to Australia was astonishingly fast. To make the Bluetooth keypad work with my…"
Jul 2
Wiz replied to mlewy's discussion foam for build up puppet
"In addition, try one or two layers of foam under-wrap (also known as pre-wrap or athletic-wrap?) on the outermost surface can help smooth-out the skin. This can reduce bumps showing through underneath the puppet costume or latex build-up.…"
Apr 21
Wiz replied to justin rasch's discussion One of my First Tests from KUBO
"Very impressive! I watched it a few times and paused it at key points to see what I can learn. Beautiful moves. Thankyou for sharing. :) Cheers,Damien"
Dec 18, 2016
Wiz commented on StopmoNick's photo
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"Nick,That's nightmare-fuel. Very well executed! :) Cheers,Damien"
Nov 19, 2016
Wiz posted a discussion

The last film by Jan Švankmajer: "Insects" on Indiegogo

This new project on Indiegogo caught my eye, and think many other people here will be interested.Legendary filmmaker Jan Švankmajer needs your help to produce his final feature film titled Insects.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-last-film-by-jan-svankmajer-insects--4#/Cheers, DamienSee More
May 28, 2016
Wiz replied to Mark Blankenship's discussion How was this done?
"If you look at this video by the same person, it's clearly footage of a character captured from the computer game "Gears of War", then rotoscoped into live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sYK5yZOgGcThat explains how the…"
Jan 13, 2016
Wiz replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Phil Tippett: VICE Interview
"What a wonderful interview! Here's another recent Phil Tippett interview, where he talks about the new Star Wars film (warning: tiny spoilers if you've not yet seen "The Force Awakens") and animating a…"
Dec 23, 2015
Wiz replied to Don Carlson's discussion Anyone know how to mass-produce modeling clay?
"Ceramic artists use a machine known as a "Pug mill" or "Pugmill" for mixing clay (or at least that's what they're called in Australia). You can combine different colours/types of clay, off-cuts, batches of different…"
Oct 27, 2015
Wiz replied to StopmoNick's discussion Change to look of site?
"Anthony, thank you for the prompt fix. Looking stylish again! :)"
Jul 2, 2015
Wiz replied to StopmoNick's discussion Change to look of site?
"It looks like it's dropped the CSS and degraded 1990s style HTML. Needs one of those icons that shows a person digging with a shovel."
Jun 28, 2015
Wiz replied to John Lewis's discussion The Story of Percival Pilts
"Looking forward to seeing "Percival Pilts" at the Melbourne International Animation Festival in a few weeks. It's screening with "Grace Under Water" in the opening ceremony -- what a way to open the…"
May 9, 2015
Wiz replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Anyone else excited about the mirrorless camera support coming to Dragonframe?
"This website surveys users to get real-world numbers on shutter-life: http://olegkikin.com/shutterlife/sitemap.php Keep in mind that that sample size is often too small to be statistically valid, and it doesn't describe failure mode or compare…"
Apr 5, 2015
Wiz replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Anyone else excited about the mirrorless camera support coming to Dragonframe?
"About time Dragonframe offers support for the high-end Sony range, considering the quality of their sensors (same as used in some high-end Nikon and Canon cameras), especially since Sony has put considerable effort into their SDK over the last…"
Apr 4, 2015
Wiz replied to Tim Tracey's discussion Motion Control for Dragonframe
"If you "pop" Big Easy Drivers, it's a sign the the driver cannot supply enough current to the motor. Stepper drivers should last for years under normal operation. Do not disconnect/connect the driver or motor while…"
Apr 4, 2015

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