Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion STOPMO JAM 4 Behind the Scenes! in STOPMO JAM 4
"Thank you. I love my milk machine and it didn't get the screen time it deserved plus I had to digitally remove the sign and shorten it and that made it evn worse. I am sure I am going to redo this jam as everything survived and i haven't had to…"
Dec 22, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion STOPMO JAM 4 Behind the Scenes! in STOPMO JAM 4
"I'm sorry James I forgot to answer you.
"jib crane.. what that wasn't a slider then.. is it just instead of using a tripod is it.. why not just use a cheap tripod then?"
Yes it is a full crane mounted on slider rails. The head can spin and rotate…"
Dec 19, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Taking Suggestions for the next Jam in STOPMO JAM 5
"Cryptozoology - Found film of Bigfoot, newly discovered footage of Loch Ness, or maybe new footage of a brand new creature. Transitions could be the awful spinning newspaper or a book page turning, a book of movies?
What about a black and white…"
Oct 12, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Taking Suggestions for the next Jam in STOPMO JAM 5
"I like the idea of a party, then maybe the transition could be something happening to the camera, as in it gets knocked over goes to black or something spills on it and goes to black.
Under the sea is also a cool idea then the transition could be…"
Oct 10, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion STOPMO JAM 4 Behind the Scenes! in STOPMO JAM 4
"I had planned on creating a behind the scene film with Dragon Frames new multi camera feature but got into too much of a rush.
My kids are all grown and out of the house so I have taken over the entire basement, about 270 sqft., all for hobby stuff…"
Oct 3, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion STOPMO JAM 4 Behind the Scenes! in STOPMO JAM 4
"Storm Warning was originally called Milk Run and I keep a spreadsheet of time spent and it was over 442 hours. I spent 134 of those hours on three props, 38 hours on the hover board, 52 hours on the robot, and 44 hours on the milk machine. These…"
Oct 2, 2022
Steve Copeland left a comment on STOPMO JAM 4
""The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." - Leo Tolstoy
At this point I have neither. I'm editing as fast as I can go to try and turn this train wreck into a watchable moment. I should be able to make the deadline, I just won't be a…"
Aug 16, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Idea for StopMo Jam 4 Title in STOPMO JAM 4
"I like it. You even followed your own rules of "crashing into the camera" for beginning and end. Will you do paper animation or actually build models?
I have made four of these projects and each has had an animatic. "Spring Fever" was hand drawn on…"
Jul 14, 2022
Steve Copeland left a comment on STOPMO JAM 4
"Finally starting to film. Life keeps getting in the way. I figured I would do very little testing and instead i spent a month trying to work out camera moves. Already did a re-shoot of the first 3 seconds. Did I mention that robots move very clunky…"
Jul 14, 2022
Steve Copeland and Jairo Gutierrez are now friends
Jun 11, 2022
Steve Copeland left a comment on STOPMO JAM 4
"I can't be on the zoom call today so here is a quick update on my progress. The set is at 80%, the puppet and his accessories are finished, one major prop just needs painted and some minor set decorations needs started. I am adding at least two…"
May 14, 2022
Steve Copeland commented on Anthony Scott's event STOPMO JAM CHAT
"I will be traveling today and will have to miss the zoom call."
May 14, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 15 Weeks Left to finish your Stopmo Jam in STOPMO JAM 4
"Blender 3D is free and you can add sound effects and music and anything else in it's video editor. It allows you to clip the sound effects and move them to the correct frame and add multiple layers of sound. Plenty of tutorials online.  My last…"
Apr 29, 2022
Steve Copeland left a comment on STOPMO JAM 4
"I'm glad the deadline has moved. I wasn't going to ask but would have gladly second the motion for my time. My puppet is done, my set is half finished and 1 of two props is done. My plan to start filming on May 1st was being pushed back at least a…"
Apr 29, 2022
Steve Copeland is going to Stopmo Jam 4 Q&A
Apr 14, 2022
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 15 Weeks Left to finish your Stopmo Jam in STOPMO JAM 4
"I hope to click my first frame on May 1st but I am so far behind. Funny, just because you write it down on a spreadsheet doesn't mean it will happen that way. I had the perfect color coded plan and schedule that has all fallen apart like my last two…"
Apr 11, 2022
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