Mike's Videos (StopMotionAnimation.com) - StopMotionAnimation.com 2020-04-08T23:57:08Z http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=1vuzhi0jj0qb5&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Small Wooden Joint Test1 tag:www.stopmotionanimation.com,2015-04-21:6519681:Video:155925 2015-04-21T15:07:45.026Z Mike http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/profile/Mike190 <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/small-wooden-joint-test1"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975275317?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Over the weekend, I came up with a tiny, lightweight alternative to steel ball and socket joints, and I threw together this quick little animation to test it out before making more. <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/small-wooden-joint-test1"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975275317?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Over the weekend, I came up with a tiny, lightweight alternative to steel ball and socket joints, and I threw together this quick little animation to test it out before making more. Making of "Will of the Wisp" Part:01 (RAW CUT B) tag:www.stopmotionanimation.com,2014-12-30:6519681:Video:149671 2014-12-30T02:12:54.280Z Mike http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/profile/Mike190 <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/making-of-will-of-the-wisp-part-01-raw-cut-b"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975275970?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />My first attempt at some sort of "Behind the Scenes" video for the current stop-motion animation project I've been working on. <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/making-of-will-of-the-wisp-part-01-raw-cut-b"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975275970?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />My first attempt at some sort of "Behind the Scenes" video for the current stop-motion animation project I've been working on. Semi-Animatronic Wing Prototype 01 tag:www.stopmotionanimation.com,2014-05-01:6519681:Video:129122 2014-05-01T22:46:38.205Z Mike http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/profile/Mike190 <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/semi-animatronic-wing-prototype-01"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975273752?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>I'm using real feathers on an owl puppet for a stop-motion animation, so I wanted a way to animate without having to touch the feathers. I've also never made an animatronic mechanism before, so it was a great opportunity to try it. This works, but it's just a prototype. I have plans for a more detailed design that should make the flapping more realistic, allow for… <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/semi-animatronic-wing-prototype-01"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975273752?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I'm using real feathers on an owl puppet for a stop-motion animation, so I wanted a way to animate without having to touch the feathers. I've also never made an animatronic mechanism before, so it was a great opportunity to try it. This works, but it's just a prototype. I have plans for a more detailed design that should make the flapping more realistic, allow for different kinds of movement, and be controllable from a distance with a cable system. Feeling silly, having fun tag:www.stopmotionanimation.com,2014-03-02:6519681:Video:124364 2014-03-02T04:57:58.247Z Mike http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/profile/Mike190 <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/feeling-silly-having-fun"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975273815?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>I've been making silly little gags like this to keep me from getting bored or going mad while I detail the set. It's crude, silly, fun.<br></br> <br></br> If this is where my mind has gone tonight, then maybe it's time to get some sleep.… <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/feeling-silly-having-fun"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975273815?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I've been making silly little gags like this to keep me from getting bored or going mad while I detail the set. It's crude, silly, fun.<br /> <br /> If this is where my mind has gone tonight, then maybe it's time to get some sleep. haha TEST RUN: Animated Set 001 tag:www.stopmotionanimation.com,2014-02-25:6519681:Video:124042 2014-02-25T21:27:26.602Z Mike http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/profile/Mike190 <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/test-run-animated-set-001"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975273847?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A quick test to see how everything is coming together, and to just break up my work pattern and have some fun after a very long week. It's pretty choppy, but I got everything I needed from it. Tossing in the character animation was a spur of the moment thing, so I was basically just going by the seat of my pants with it.<br></br> <br></br> Looking forward to finishing the set,… <a href="http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/video/test-run-animated-set-001"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2975273847?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A quick test to see how everything is coming together, and to just break up my work pattern and have some fun after a very long week. It's pretty choppy, but I got everything I needed from it. Tossing in the character animation was a spur of the moment thing, so I was basically just going by the seat of my pants with it.<br /> <br /> Looking forward to finishing the set, character, and building a top-down steel rig that should help me get some pretty smooth character movement during the animated set sequences. :)<br /> <br /> Music: Spencer Mitchell (Public Domain)