I'm looking into purchasing LED lights for a stop motion project. Does anyone have any recommendations? My plan is to get higher powered LED lights (20W=200W incandescent) and to use a dimmer to…Continue
"'Very powerful' would be an understatement if you are using a 1"x1" neodymium magnet. Depending on the weight of your final puppet you could start with 6x3mm and go up from there if it doesn't hold well enough. I think you…"
"When I visited Cosgrove Hall studios (in Manchester, UK), they used cylinder magnets about C or D battery size, with a threaded hole up the middle. Magnet strength drops off with distance, so what they did was put a screw up the middle. To…"
I have a perforated galvanized steel sheet animation stage and my puppet works well with screw tie downs but I want to use magnets because I'm planning on covering the steel with canvas so that I can paint it so that it resembles flooring inside an apartment and I don't want to have to keep drilling into the canvas and repairing it and I thought it would be quicker using…See More
I think you will find an LED panel a more useful item. There are quite a lot of them around, and some reviews from DSLR Shooter on YouTube. Because you are using a long exposure, you don't need masses of light and therefore don't…"
"The way LEDs are dimmed is by using a PWM dimmer, which essentially switches the light on and off to reduce the brightness. This happens very fast,too fast for the human eye to notice, but it might affect camera shots especially if done with a fast…"
I'm looking into purchasing LED lights for a stop motion project. Does anyone have any recommendations? My plan is to get higher powered LED lights (20W=200W incandescent) and to use a dimmer to adjust the brightness. Is using a dimmer okay to in stop motion or will that cause flickering? I was planning on using a shutter speed of 1 second or longer. Here's some of the lights I'm looking at:…See More
"It is also possible to buy some 'latex thickener' which would give you some control over the gloopiness of the latex. But if you use the dipping latex which produces thinner coats, they set off quicker, so you just dip more times.…"
"Would it make sense to use both the thicker mask making latex and the thinner dipping latex? Maybe use the thicker latex for the first layer dabbed on the polyurethane cushion foam and then use the thinner latex for more detail on the next layer. Or…"
"I usually build up the bulk with polyurethane cushion foam, then dab liquid latex on to form a skin. I add little drops of latex to form bumps and ridges. When I need a better looking textured skin, the kind you get from sculpting the skin and…"
"That video is interesting and may be something I try down the line. However, I'm looking to do the build up method because I'm new to making puppets and it seems simpler. I think what I'm going to do is to buy the dipping latex…"
"The difference between the dipping latex and the latex foam is that the dipping latex is pre-vulcanised, meaning it will go off when exposed to air at room temperature. The foam latex requires mixing and then cooking in an oven to drive off the…"