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Stop motion animation terminology glossary

Started by Alexandros in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Alexandros on Friday. 1 Reply

Hi all!Im new on this forum!I am studying in a field closely related with stop motion animation and as a student I have some inquiries.But,first of all,I considered it a good idea for beginners to make a terminology-related glossary,so to be more easy for someone to search the particular content or materials on internet.I will start with some terms from my own knowledge and research:Stop motion glossary,related with preproduction<<scratch>> track=a rough soundtrack of yourself or friends doing the dialog.rough soundtrack=?(I havent find a definition for this yet)voice-overs=recorded sound of artists voicess jobs that are generally more financially rewarding than most acting jobs(this applied specifically for commercials)stop motion glossary related with sound breakdown:sound breakdown:the process,where we have load the recorded audio file of ourselvers/our friends sound into our sound editing program<<scrubbing our sound file>>=a process with our computer mouse click into our sound editor program?Continue

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Dragon Frame EOS LIVE VIEW CORRECTION CAP

Started by Miguel Angel "Chiyu" Helu in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick on Thursday. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, Recently I got some vintage Nikkor lenses but my live view looks awful! Has anyone haveexperience with Eos Live view correction cap? I am wondering if this will be the solution to my problemThank you! Screen%20Shot%202020-10-14%20at%204.13.18%20PM.pngSource: https://www.dragonframe.com/product/eos-live-view-correction-cap/ Continue

Tags: eos, nikkor, lens, vintage, dragonframe

[PODCAST] The folks behind Animation Wild Card & How to Get Involved

Started by Mozen in CHAT BOARD on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi there,You may have seen some of the episodes from Animation Wild Card - they heavily feature stop mo work, since all the co-creators are stop mo artists.If you haven't, here's a chat with them about why they created the project and how to get your work in an episode:https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-87-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-animation-wild-card-and-the-people-behind-it-Check out Animation Wild Card's website: animationwildcard.com/-Follow Animation Wild Card on Instagram: www.instagram.com/animationwildcard/-Watch episodes on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC9bQObmETgvDu8io2KwBmuwContinue

Baking Epoxy putty and Polymer Clay Together

Started by Joshua Hurtado in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick on Tuesday. 14 Replies

Hello,I was wondering if baking epoxy putty and polymer clay together would be hazardous. I was planning on using epoxy putty over wire to make the armature for a rocking chair and then coat it with polymer clay.Continue

Tags: clay, polymer, putty, epoxy

Bearings for moco camera head

Started by Tatu P in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Richard Pender-Brookes Oct 13. 35 Replies

Hello wise board of SMA! I am planing to make simple moco unit with Arduino system. I got great help from previous post about the subject and from Simon Tytherleighs comments.Things have developped plesant ways since last time I looked to this subject. Seems that it is possible to do system with ~400€! One thing what puzzles me is bearings of pan and tilt head. I am planning to make U shaped one. Have you used some axial ball bearing for Pan? Maybe something like this:https://www.vxb.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Kit7852Or do you have it without any bearings, just wax or something?How about Tilt?Thank you,-TatuContinue

Stickybones - Any experience or recommendations?

Started by Shakycow in ARMATURES. Last reply by Jaylon Kreiger Oct 13. 5 Replies

With all of their Indiegogo backers receiving their armatures and their official launch a couple of weeks ago, I've been seeing advertisements and rough reviews almost everywhere... but very little actual animation. Mostly just unboxings, a display of range of motion, and random pose tests.I'm curious if anyone here had any experience working with one and if they'd be worth the price or if I'd just be better off getting a similarly priced (or slightly more expensive) b&s armature to do exercises with.Continue

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Face armature

Started by Hani in ARMATURES. Last reply by Greyguy Oct 13. 9 Replies

Hi guys,I'm working on my new puppet film and this time the characters have dialogues, which I haven't done before. The puppets are made from silicone and I'm looking for a face armature, something like they made in Corpse Bride (in the pictures).I think it has a kind of organic feel, and the puppet's face can be made from silicone in one peace.So I wanted to find out more about this method before I turn to 3D printing or other replacements methods.Do you guys know who makes these armatures or can explain about this method and it's pros and cons?Thank you,Continue

Stop motion head

Started by Bernard Moss in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick Oct 12. 1 Reply

I need to make a head or buy one for my stop motion project, if you can give me  some tips, I would appreciate it, thanksContinue

Tags: head, motion, Stop

Dragonframe and Edelkrone

Started by Lyn Caudle in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Eric J. Nelson Oct 10. 3 Replies

The setup for this is very straightforward , until one axis won't work, anyone working on this particular combo?I have pan tilt and focus working fine , but slide just won't work for me. Any ideas why this could be?THXContinue

Tags: axis, connections, Dragonframe, edelkrone

Motion Control Configurations

Started by Miguel Angel "Chiyu" Helu in STOPMO NEWBIES Oct 7. 0 Replies

Hello Community! Recently I stumble upon a problem with Dragon Frame and DitoOmnihead. So for strange reason  which I am still working on figuring it out. My camera head drop slitty before starting a camera movement (MOCO) Does backlash have to be with this? The movement works fine but it is just one frame where the camera dropped so slithy but it is visible. Does it have to be any weird or wrong callibration of my Dito Omnihead with Dragon Frame?  Continue

 
 
 

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