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Uni project - Lighting
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Hi everyone,I am currently studying Animation at uni and for my stopmo project I need to recreate certain lighting conditions. I do not have a clue where to start! I do not even have the correct…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Owora Mar 23.

Magnetic tie downs - Steel sheet for stage?
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Hi Everyone,I’m currently just shopping around for the best solutions for me to make an animation stage for my steel footed puppets. I wanted to go down the magnet tie down method for my puppets as I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Skelton Mar 23.

 

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Ben Owora replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Uni project - Lighting
"...of course the facilities and scale of the AFTRS studios are the dream-world scenario. Simon's video above is a much more realistic situation in our environment. "Grab what you can and improvise with it!""
Mar 23
Ben Owora replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Uni project - Lighting
"These Kodak Cinematography Masterclasses are looking quite old now but of course the nature of light hasn't changed since 1993 even if the specific instruments have.  I still find myself going back to these and they're still…"
Mar 23
Phil m replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Uni project - Lighting
"Ok I will have a go at this one -- for a sunset we have one main light source, its a hard strong single point source (The sun right?)  however as its low in the sky its actually going through a lot of atmosphere before hitting our subject - So…"
Mar 23
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Uni project - Lighting
"I find lighting is something I really enjoy as part of my own project. If you are reproducing daylight, then you need a broad light source, such as am LED panel. This mimics the (almost) parallel rays of the sun across a wide area. You can even turn…"
Mar 23
Anthony Scott replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Uni project - Lighting
"That is a challenging exercise but you will learn a lot from it. I don't specialize in lighting but I do work around it so I've picked up a few things. It seems that a lot of beginners, myself included, just flood their sets with light so…"
Mar 23
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Uni project - Lighting

Hi everyone,I am currently studying Animation at uni and for my stopmo project I need to recreate certain lighting conditions. I do not have a clue where to start! I do not even have the correct lights to use, so I’m thinking of just heading out today after class and grabbing myself some basic table lamps so I can start playing around with different lighting angles etc. Basically, what I have to do is find 20 good images online of various lighting conditions from stopmo sets etc and then try…See More
Mar 23
Andrew Skelton replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Magnetic tie downs - Steel sheet for stage?
"Hi everyone, Thank you all for your responses, they have been really helpful and given me a lot to consider. That’s a really good idea too with the magnets and your English is great, Nondo! Thank you for the reply. I was thinking that two…"
Mar 23
nondo replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Magnetic tie downs - Steel sheet for stage?
"I haven't tested it yet, but it may be powerful."
Mar 21
nondo replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Magnetic tie downs - Steel sheet for stage?
"My native language is not English, so I write using a translator. I'm sorry if the sentence looks awkward.I've searched on the Internet for everything. But I hope we can talk together and find a good solution. I don't know which…"
Mar 21
StopmoNick replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Magnetic tie downs - Steel sheet for stage?
"I used perforated steel for the floor of a spaceship set once - it had square perforations.  I didn't need to disguise it, the look was just right.  I wasn't using magnets, just tiedowns.  It was good having plenty of holes…"
Mar 4
Anthony Scott replied to Andrew Skelton's discussion Magnetic tie downs - Steel sheet for stage?
"I've never animated a puppet with magnetic feet and perforated steel flooring but I've talked to animators who have. (TV Series The PJs) They liked the option of being able to tie the puppet down because the magnets weren't strong…"
Mar 4
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Magnetic tie downs - Steel sheet for stage?

Hi Everyone,I’m currently just shopping around for the best solutions for me to make an animation stage for my steel footed puppets. I wanted to go down the magnet tie down method for my puppets as I feel it would give me more freedom to move about on stage without having to worry about drilling holes correctly, not to mention I don’t think I could get away with drilling constantly whilst living in a flat! I would be chased out of town with torches and pitchforks.I looked online and could see…See More
Mar 4
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