"Doors is a great idea for the transitions! I have a collection of doors from various projects so it would be easy for me to use one of them. But is that enough of a unifying theme in itself? You could do anything at all, as long as you put doors…"
"Looking at some of the ideas already suggested...
Simon, I would have done a steampunk piece if I had managed to do a Jam segment this year, as I think it could qualify as a form of science fiction. I did a class exercise with my Steamwalker, but…"
"Fex - That's an original approach to creating a starfield, with the grey foam! Looks like you just change the lighting so it comes up black, with lots of little stars in different sizes and intensities, all there instantly. I've done starfields…"
"Such a great look James, really nice having that arch so there is a sense of a ceiling to the cave. The steps in the distance look really good too., it leads the eye back and makes you feel there is more to this world than you can see. That set…"
"6 to 9 months seems like a good amount of time to me. There will always be some who leave it a bit late or hit unforeseen difficulties, no matter how long. And others (like me this year) who are tied up with other projects and and have to pass,…"
"Very appealing character designs, I look forward to pictures of the actual puppet! Is that a robot from Machinarium in the top right photo? They are good inspiration. But the coloured drawings on the left are the best."
"I have started a 12 week animation course with Justin Rasch to try and improve some of my many weak areas. It is worthwhile, but it seems to be taking all the free time I have. No chance to build the sets and props I would need for the Jam. I…"
"The industry standard software for frame capture is Dragonframe - for amateurs, pros, TV, short films and feature films. I used to use Stop Motion Pro when I had a PC, but with only Macs now, I use Dragonframe. It is most often paired with Canon…"
"I will aim for 15 seconds or less, but now if I feel like cutting that tight would damage the shot, I can allow a few more frames. Re online schooling - Justin Raasch is offering online classes in animation, with the class tailored to the level of…"
"I know what you mean! This time I will try to come up with something that really is suited to a 15 sec spot. I should have learned something from the last one, where I really was doing something that needed longer, with way too many shots. I did…"
"There will be some last-minuters however long you give us, but that seems long enough. So, that would make the due date at the start of June. Our group still has work to do on the extended version of Roos and Dan's entry for the last Jam, and I have…"