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Test shots for new short

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Oct 20. 3 Replies

After I finished my 4th year thesis film at Ryerson University, I was approached by a filmmaker to bring his idea to life via stop motion animation. Months later, we are finally seeing the results.…Continue

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Sculpting faces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Taylor Sep 27. 6 Replies

Hello everyone,For my thesis film last year, I used 3D printing to create the different faces (masks) for the puppets. This time, I decided to create them by hand. After much toying around, I think I…Continue

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Youp Zondag replied to Count Croc's discussion Backgrounds
"Hey, As I was perusing the site and saw your question, I thought I'd get Nick (my camera guy) to add to the discussion:   If what you mean is where can I find a background after I have it keyed out. There is lots of stock photos for…"
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StopmoNick replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Test shots for new short
"Good luck with your shoot! One thing I noticed, you had a fairly shallow depth of field in a couple of those stills, so that one character was in focus and the other a bit soft.  That works against the sense of large scale, making it look…"
Oct 20
Youp Zondag replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Test shots for new short
"Hey Nick, I am starting animation today - so a comment like that really helped give me a boost. Thanks again. I prefer background paintings overall - but yes, we needed more options. We may make another piece of land to further the sense of…"
Oct 18
StopmoNick replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Test shots for new short
"Characters are looking great!  Set looks good already.  It's similar how I used to do outdoor sets, with a gap behind the main set for the animator to get in, then a more distant bit of ground behind that.  I usually blended it…"
Oct 18
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Test shots for new short

After I finished my 4th year thesis film at Ryerson University, I was approached by a filmmaker to bring his idea to life via stop motion animation. Months later, we are finally seeing the results. Here, I would like to share with you some very early tests shots we took to see how the characters and backgrounds looked on camera and figure out the overall film. PLEASE NOTE: the sets and backgrounds are not finished yet. The little girl will have hair, I promise. …See More
Oct 16
Adam Taylor replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Sculpting faces
"Great solution! I didn't realize that the hairdryer got hot enough to cure the polymer clay.  Problem-solving like that makes stop-motion that much more magical."
Sep 27
Youp Zondag replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Sculpting faces
"Thanks Adam!  And no, I did not bake the resin head with the sculpey. I knew it could not take the heat. You're going to laugh when I tell you I dried them with a simple hairdryer. Worked perfectly and didn't melt the resin. haha But…"
Sep 27
Youp Zondag replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Sculpting faces
"Hey Nick! Thanks for all the kinds words and helpful tips. Can I quickly say I've been a fan of your work for years. Your films and tutorials really left an big impact on me. So I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my work. I…"
Sep 27
StopmoNick replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Sculpting faces
"Good point, does the resin head stand up to the heat?  If that was a problem, instead of Sculpey you could use a 2 part sculpting epoxy putty like Aves Apoxie Sculpt, which doesn't need to be baked.  "
Sep 23
Adam Taylor replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Sculpting faces
"That looks great! And what I love is that it is a very doable process that will allow you to somewhat quickly make new expressions as you need. Did you have any trouble when baking the sculpey onto the resin?  Thanks for sharing!"
Sep 23
StopmoNick replied to Youp Zondag's discussion Sculpting faces
"Your set of faces looks great!   Thanks for posting.  Were you thinking of making in-between faces to get you from one expression to another?  Or for talking mouths? That's where the computer 3d design can make as many small…"
Sep 23
Youp Zondag posted a discussion

Sculpting faces

Hello everyone,For my thesis film last year, I used 3D printing to create the different faces (masks) for the puppets. This time, I decided to create them by hand. After much toying around, I think I found a good method. Here is the base sculpture that I cast out of resin. As you can see, I sculpted out the mouth, leaving just the upper teeth. After casting 5 resin masks…See More
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