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Time-lapse BTS shots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Oct 11, 2019. 2 Replies

Any tips on doing one of those shots where the puppets move in real time and the animator flickers around? I have never tried one before, and they are so great to watch.I assume it is done as a…Continue

The Legend of Jan Tregeagle movie poster

Started Jul 2, 2019 0 Replies

Here's a movie poster for my film - still a long way off completion - designed for an exhibition we are doing this coming weekend.…Continue

Wrought iron gates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maureen Z Mar 6, 2019. 8 Replies

Here's a pic of some gates I have just finished for my film. They are about 200mm high and made using thin aluminium bent rather like full-size wrought iron, and glued with superglue. Frames are in…Continue

Eyebrow paddles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Feb 3, 2019. 2 Replies

I wonder if I can tap the collected SMA brains on the subject of eyebrow paddles, which I am not doing too successfully just now.I have used T shaped paddles with a little bit of epoxy putty on the…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to John A (filmmaker)'s discussion Dreams and Nightmares
"I would add to that. Stop motion requires such precise organisation, and often live action filmmakers seem to come across as positively sloppy by comparison. Even worse with theatre, where nothing gets finalised until the last rehearsal. But for…"
Feb 19
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Sculpture material of puppet hands
"Well, practise on a simple mould first. Here's what you need to do, assuming it is a hand or similar that requires a two part mould. First you surround the sculpt with soft clay up to the level of halfway. I like to use water clay (which does…"
Jan 31
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Aj Shenefelt's discussion What to use for set background?
"I am having great results using a chromakey blue background, stretched on a frame. This can be lit to look like a blue sky. Bought a 3m X 2m piece for about £25."
Jan 30
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Sculpture material of puppet hands
"Sculpey firm might be better to work with than super Sculpey.  If you are making a silicon mould for silicon pieces, then use a harder silicone for the mould and make sure to use release agent. But why not use plaster for the mould? Hard…"
Jan 30
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Sculpture material of puppet hands
"Don't use plasticine, as it contains sulphur and will inhibit the silicone. But Chavant is good, and Monster clay too."
Jan 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Aj Shenefelt's discussion What to use for set background?
"Super cheap would be to use an old bed sheet, stretched on a frame."
Jan 26
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Greyguy's discussion Start a new armature
"It is so awesome.  Just to get a clear idea of the scale, what size are the balls?"
Jan 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Cameron Grant's discussion Camera and Motion Control Research
"Hi there. If only there were some books about it! There are an increasing number of camera moco rigs, not all of them suitable for stop motion but intended for movie makers or stills photographers doing time-lapse sequences. Edu Puertas has posted a…"
Dec 29, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Dylan Henderson's discussion Walk Cycle Confusion
"Are you able to draw guide lines on screen? Dragonframe has this facility, and it is incredibly useful to check head height. As Nick says, the down position shows clearly a bend in the leg, giving a push upwards and forwards to the pass position,…"
Dec 28, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Count Croc's discussion I GOT AN AUTOGRAPH FROM PHIL TIPPETT!!!!
"That's great. I hope it acts to inspire you and helps you get through the challenging times."
Dec 17, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Shining skin on foam latex
"Umm, yes, good point. I have not of course tried this, so am just speculating to get the discussion going. The car spray does sound promising. And a hell of a lot easier, although it presumably would not help with the surface crinkling - unless it…"
Dec 17, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jet Zhang's discussion Shining skin on foam latex
"If you were using platinum silicone, it would be inhibited by the latex, so the logical method would be to cast the silicone skin first in those areas where it needed to be exposed, then cast the foam latex inside that."
Dec 14, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Aarica North's discussion Lighting for LEGOs
"Oh, that's a really good tip - but only for reasonably cool LEDs! The reason one had to use special gels on film lights was because they got so hot. With LEDs this is not so much of an issue. I save coloured sweet wrappers at Christmas to use…"
Nov 24, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Randy Boyum's discussion Clay Ani-memes
"Just a thought. I wonder if the captions could work better if you left out 'clay actor', as we can see that? Concise is generally more punchy, so e.g. "Wendy, being the consummate professional, gladly removed her own head so the…"
Nov 23, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Alonso Soriano's discussion Cosclay
"Wow! This Kickstarter is already way over its target. There are some good shots of sculptures done in the medium on the kickstarter page video. It suggests to me that it might work particularly well for props. A little while ago I made some fish in…"
Nov 6, 2019
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Randy Boyum's discussion Clay Ani-memes
"Love them. You should make them into a calendar!"
Nov 5, 2019

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