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SMJ3: Painting the set

Painting the concrete block wall consisted of first painting a base layer of gray then adding black and brown washes for depth and color. White was dry bushed on to further bring out the texture.

Liquid acrylic ("craft") paint was used throughout.

The walls were assembled using rubber bands and some wedges that define the angle of the walls to…

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Added by Dave Cooley on March 16, 2021 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

SMJ3: Set construction

Though having a set is not required for StopMo Jam, I am using one that will be part of a larger production later. But it wasn't built yet, so here's how I did it:

Pete Ellis also shared some more ideas on set construction here recently.

Added by Dave Cooley on March 8, 2021 at 9:19pm — 3 Comments

SMJ3: What was I thinking?

Of course I can't just keep a storyboard in my head. As my old boss used to say, "It ain't real until it's written down."

Above are the first 6 panels of my storyboard for StopMo Jam 3. Well, for 15 seconds of screen time that's just about all of them (but I don't want to give the gag away). And looking over them now, I see that some…

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Added by Dave Cooley on March 1, 2021 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

Stop Mo Jam 3 progress

I've got a basic idea and have storyboarded out the shots. This is only on my head so far so I'm afraid I can't show you anything tangible. But one shot needed some testing to see how I could do it and how it would affect the set and camera placement.

The 16:9 format works against what I want since it is short and wide. The shot I have in mind is tall and narrow, so I mocked up a set by drawing a scale version of a window and then taping it to the wall. I set a puppet in front of it…

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Added by Dave Cooley on February 23, 2021 at 11:41am — No Comments

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