Here is a much more elaborate stop motion test, where I explored lighting and camera position. No eggs were harmed in the making of this video, and the spoons were a delight to handle! <- see what I did there?
Based on the idea of a Virgin Thumbnail (explored previously), I wanted to see what happens if one extends the scripture to the another appendage. Featuring my very old Skool Vans sneaker and paper-cutouts.
I ended up purchasing an old, used Canon Rebel on ebay for stop motion stuff. I want to be able to make more complex scenes, and would like to be able to leave the scenes set up for longer shoots. I made this cravistan to hold the camera, and bought the clamp from Amazon. So […]
To explore more delicate containers for my dioramas, I decided to try egg shells. I used a pin to poke holes in the top and bottom of an egg, and then used a screwdriver to make a larger hole at the bottom. I used the bulb of a turkey baster to push the contents of […]
Here is a stop motion short featuring that I made with features both hand drawn frames and object animation. I started by drawing the actor, “Egg,” using a light table. I have a round plastic peg bar, made by Lightfoot. I then photographed each drawing… And I used Dragonframe to export all the images as video. […]
Here’s a cool thing – I got to use a laser cutter last night. I want to put the Yellow Cowboy in his own box, and I like the idea of him standing among a bunch of flowers. I do not feel compelled to hand cut those flowers out (I did the ones he’s holding). […]
The knowledge hungry grackles are at it again. This one is writing with one of Hedwig’s feathers in a tiny, hand-stitched book. As an aside, I cut the side of my thumb off while working on this. I made the book with 8 fingers and one thumb. The gauze kept interfering with the fine paper. […]
Vanitas provide a moral justification for painting attractive objects. ~Wikipedia Attractive GLOW IN THE DARK objects.
These plastic skeletons totally reminded me of Ray Harryhausen’s work. I “merged” several figures by melting them together. I’m still not sure what to do with them – below is a simple diorama test. I opted to NOT draw the details on the background. I think it would work better with that detail, and I […]
Further exploring stop motion, I made the following test, which is a reprise of an older Flash animation experiment. This time, I moved all the layers by hand. The whole thing took a long Sunday afternoon, which entailed making the scene, boat and actor, exploring lighting and camera settings and then putting this together. Again, […]