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Stopmotion Film Completed

Since my last post, I’ve been putting this off. However, I’ve crammed in lots of effort over the last week and finally have completed this list item. Here is the film: The film is 333 frames long: 258 frames of … Continue reading

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Stopmotion Thoughts

Since my last stopmotion post over a month ago, I’ve been thinking about the film. Some of the original ideas will be too difficult or time-consuming to shoot. I’ve made a few adjustments to the original plan, starting with fewer wide shots. … Continue reading

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Four Houses Set Layout

I’ve not had much time lately, as I mentioned in my last stopmotion post. This afternoon, I had a large chunk of time. To start, I built my fourth house: I wanted to use some of the more interesting roof tile … Continue reading

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House III

I’ve been a bit distracted with work and other excitement since my last effort, but here’s the third house: Just for fun, I put the houses in rough positions as I had imagined. I’m running out of space on my grey … Continue reading

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Second House

Just a quick session last night, following the plan in my last post to build houses: Say hello to another member of the talented cast! This house is mostly a front, designed to go at the back of the set. The sides of … Continue reading

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Set Experiment

Today, I started working on the set, the first step in my last post. I unpacked the box of windows and doors (which needed assembly) and roof tiles. A warmup to the major construction effort later in the session. Then … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera… planning?

Non-blog activities have occupied my time a little since my last stopmotion post, mostly my shiny new laptop and increasing amounts of client work. I have been Getting Things Done on the Stop Motion front, but mostly experiments and planning. Lights … Continue reading

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Stopmotion – Catchup Post

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time since my last post setting up this blog and uploading the posts/photos/videos. I’ve also been accumulating more Lego: It’s been fun putting it together, and I was impressed with the simple engineering of … Continue reading

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Stopmotion – Lightbox

In my last stopmotion post, I mentioned lighting issues and setting up a light box. I got the idea and instructions from the “Build Your Own Mini Studio” article on the Stop Motion Pro website, but my results weren’t quite … Continue reading

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Stopmotion – A second experiment

As mentioned in the previous post, I wanted to test two more features of Stop Motion Pro: painting on frames and easily duplicating frames. Here’s the results: Some notes: The video is played back at 17.5 frames per second. The boxer looks … Continue reading

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