August 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Que será, será Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2017

My stopmotion short "Les Sopranos (une parodie)/The Sopranos (a parody)"
was DECLINED  I told myself to not get overly invested in its importance but it did hit my gut hard. I sure could have used a feather in my dilapidated cap…
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Added by Ed Riccardi on August 26, 2017 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

is it necessary to follow rule of thirds while shooting a stopmotion film?

i have been wondering this for quite a long time,is the absolutely necessary to follow rule of thirds while shooting a stopmotion animation film?i ahve noticed,the scenerio does look good when i follow the rule but sometimes its really hard to get the right camera angle which is following the rule of thirds..please suggest me what should i do..! here is a link of my work

i would love to hear your views about my work..please do point me out the mistakes which i made…

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Added by pritam das on August 15, 2017 at 10:23am — 4 Comments

my first flying object

Using thread, I suspended a helicopter bearing plate from a broom over my set.  I did not have a good way to adjust the length of the thread, so I used several layers of thick cloth (socks) on one side of the broom to allow the plate to descend toward the stage.

Using Dragonframe's increments on a bezier curve, I got the plate to do some vaguely reasonable side to side motion as it came down.

Special thanks to my…

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Added by Rob Nugen on August 11, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Wondering how to add motion blur in Dragonframe

I just came to the most technically difficult part of my movie: flying a helicopter into the scene.  I have an idea for how to rig it up with thread to simulate flight, but I want to add an effect of motion blur on the blades of my helicopter.

It seems Dragonframe cannot do this, but the effect can be simulated by merging some images in post processing.  Here's a suggestion for how to handle the images in Dragonframe:…

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Added by Rob Nugen on August 10, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

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