I am very new to stop motion, although I have done a bit 2d animation. I have experience with directing and DOPing documentary and fiction film(shorter and longer) with festival/broadcast credits and…Continue
"I was wondering if there is a general consensus regarding the use -or not - of a green screen. Since I am a beginner I was thinking that by animating elements separately I would have more control in case of a retake, change, etc.
on the other hand I…"
"The exterior shots of the cinema are all 1:6 scale. There isn't much more of the set than what you can see.
For that 90th Birthday Ray Harryhausen tribute that the shot is from, I didn't need any wider shots of the street, so I…"
"Sorry for multiple posts but there isn't an option to edit my post after some time has passed.
Nick I saw your buildup puppet tutorial on youtube, where you are using aluminium foot blocks. I guess it is easy to make with just a dremel/proxxon,…"
"Thank you Nick. I just saw your "Animateur" looking at another thread in search for hair and beard solutions. Wow. I am amazed with your work and also with your prolific input and involvement with teaching and supporting people at the…"
"Let me ask few things about the armature as well.
the first thing is the ball diameter. Is there a recommended/ preferred size? I am currently making one with M3 rods and 6mm balls. But it feels too small for a 12 inch / 30 cm puppet. Problem is…"
"I couldn’t t stop laughing when I saw the producers’ trick many years ago. So clever.
I see many people like you and the Stan Winston course I am watching, that prefer the 1:6 scale over 1:8 or 1:9. Do you find it much easier to move the…"
"Ah, I think I actually shot the fence and character against green screen for that title shot. I did need to make the house a little bigger than it would really be if it was shot at the same time.
I did do some mixed scale shots later in…"
"“In the pre-title shot, the puppet, sign, and fence are 1:6, but the house behind is 1:24 scale.”
How did you manage to have the 1/24 model so close to the 1-6 model and having it look bigger!?
i see your point though. I guess with…"
"I've made 1:24 scale sets in order to use 1:24 model cars, and get a wider view than I could do in my small studio with my usual 1:6 scale. At the big scale I could fit in about a house and a half, but in 1:24 I could have whole…"
"That's about right. It assumes six seconds per session, so some shots might be a lot quicker, but some might take a lot longer. I had to do two passes for a shot with foreground and background figures, so that one took 2 days for about 8…"
"“6 secs a day is a good estimate for an average,”
So around 50 days-2 months for a 5 minute short.
Is that in ones or twos like drawn animation? And by day, are we talking about roughly an 8 hour day?"