Some stop motion fun with sets, props and characters as I work towards my first stop motion short film.

Comment by grecodan on December 17, 2013 at 11:10pm

The tree silhouettes were wonderful! I hope something like that finds its way into your first "real" film.

Comment by Don Carlson on December 17, 2013 at 11:55pm
You have an interesting and unique point of view. I liked the tongue coming out of the cabinet!
Comment by StopmoNick on December 18, 2013 at 12:07am

I tried to post a few hours ago, but the site wouldn't let me, then the video disappeared.  I think you must have removed it at just that moment and replaced it, there was almost a minute of black after the credits on that version.

What I I liked best was the cupboard, with it's paint wearing off on the edges, with the tongue that shoots out!  I can't tell if that is a small miniature, a fairly big miniature at maybe 1/3 scale, or full size.  I liked the model tree as well, but the silhouettes seem a bit simple to me, not enough finer branches at the tips.  But that may be right for the style of your film.  I know it's pretty well impossible to cut lots of fine branches from card, you need to get something laser cut or acid etched to achieve that probably - I've gone with painting trees on the background for that reason.  I stick to tree trunks if they are flat cut-outs, with all the branches and foliage up above the top of the frame.

Comment by Tim Daniel on December 18, 2013 at 3:25am

Thank you very much for the kind words everyone:)

 The set pieces are all being developed for the short but used in different ways in the finished product than shown here for the most part. I was just playing around to see how some of the pieces looked in action to help make some decisions to finish sorting out the preproduction.  One of the camera eases will fly first through normal forests with real trees, through dead forests and ultimately transition to paranormal forests and then over the hills and far away to this world in my mind. The last clip shows two of the elements of the paranormal forests and over the hills part ;)

Yes Nick sorry, I edited the clip in Final cut, added some sound, and loaded it only to find out I had forgotten to trim the clip and had left a full minute of black at the end. I saw it right away and quickly pulled the clip offline to fix it and had to wait to reload the fixed clip. I shot the dresser improv last night to see how far out it could rasberry:) ha ha It has quite a reach. The dresser is a prop for my short but now that I made the tongue I will have to eventually do shorts with that as well.

I woke up at night with the old light bulb glowing and madly scratched out a funny short clip to do with the dresser and tongue called "Distracted".  I storyboarded the piece right away and filed it away in the "Later" book so I can keep focused on this project.

It was so much fun to build and shoot with that I will do more improv tongue wagging practice soon:) These props are all from the wide shot sequences so far and are all 1/12 scale. 

Cheers,

Tim

Comment by Dalmatian Mice on December 18, 2013 at 7:07am

coolest beans.

Comment by Aaron Martinez on December 18, 2013 at 8:27am

Looking good. I really like the atmosphere of the exterior shot with the trees. Cool lighting.

Comment by Tim Daniel on December 18, 2013 at 4:19pm

Cheers guys :) For the lighting, a big thanks goes to Jon Peters from Athena Studios, for sharing his amazement in a post of how cool it was to see one of the talented people he was working with create such amazing scenes with often a single refrigerator bulb used cleverly.

Jon's post inspired me to play and experiment with a range of single light shots like both of these two scenes done with the same single light but with much different results.

Thanks again guys,

Tim

Comment by Tim Daniel on December 12, 2015 at 2:27am
Thanks much James

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