Archive for October, 2014

Stop Motion Workshop with Robert Lyons

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Animation Table

Animation Table

In mid-October, I attended a workshop titled “Experiencing Stop Motion with Robert Lyons” at Pratt and it was a great introduction to starting a stop motion studio on a tight budget.

The puppets were made from a range of materials such as : steel armature wire 9 gauge for 6-8 inch puppets that can be braided using a drill and vice for skeleton, Super Sculpey for flesh, Pro-Poxy for hard sections that will be drilled into such as the feet and to help support the puppets – Matthews Microgrip painted in chroma key green.

Animation Puppets

Animation Puppets

And for the stop motion production, Robert presented the following equipment:

Canon T3i Rebel

Canon T3i Rebel


Camera: Canon T3i Rebel, EOS HD

Motion Control: DitoGear OmniSlider track which costs $2916 which includes the DragonBridge pictured below to control movement of the slider from the software.
Software: Dragonframe Stop Motion

Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge Controller

In the studio, a traditional head mount is used for the camera with customized protractor to measure the degrees of rotation. A great addition to the studio would be the DitoGear™ OmniHead at $2,721.89

Above the table mounted to the ceiling is a light grid.

Light Grid

Light Grid

Written by ricardo

October 28th, 2014 at 10:50 am

El II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales

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Next week, I will be presenting a keynote talk on web documentaries – what works and does not along with several examples. I will also do a two-day techinical workshop on constructing a web documentary, using bootstrap and HTML5 video properties as the primary tools.

II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales

El II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales, Bogota , Colombia

Written by ricardo

October 6th, 2014 at 7:37 am

Hong Kong Glitch

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A series of glitch images from Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests.

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Hong Kong Glitch

Written by ricardo

October 2nd, 2014 at 5:37 am