22.3.12

More Stop Motion Animation!

Back by popular demand.... well, sort of....

This is another attempt at using my puppet for stop motion. After the last video, his ankles broke, so I made some new legs for the little guy. I'm slowly learning how to be consistent with how I make the limbs.... it is surprisingly hard!!!

In this video, my character finds a ball and is happy when it rolls over to him. Sadly, the ball begins to melt and in his sorrow and frustration, he stomps all over the remains of the ball. I am sure I could have played up the emotions a bit more. It is funny trying to show emotion using only body language! I'm a big fan though.  

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the results of my new hobby!


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Stay tuned for more stop-motion! I can't wait to try it out with new puppets!  woohoo!

18.3.12

Check out my amazing stop motion animation skillz!!

So last Thursday Dan and I went on a trip out to good ol' Home Hardware and picked up some supplies so that I could make a stop-motion puppet... or at least the armature for a puppet.

A couple days later, and a trip to Canadian Tire for Epoxy Putty, I made my first animation with the little guy. Obviously, it is pretty bad... BUT, considering I have absolutely no experience, I am feeling pretty proud of myself!  The second animation is a lot better in my opinion.

I can't wait to make more!!! 

Enjoy!



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14.3.12

What a beautiful day!

It was actually very difficult to drag myself out to life drawing the other night since the weather has been so beautiful!

I was trying some new techniques and experiments. I was really tired and I just let my hand flow around the page. It was a nice exercise. The three below were 5 minute poses.





This was an hour long pose... I am a little rusty with my rendering. We used light and dark pencil crayons on a mid-tone grey paper. As we get closer to the end of the course, the poses are getting longer.


12.3.12

It begins...

I decided that I would like to try making some short stop-motion movies. I really like the way it looks and I think working with my hands would be a nice way to spend my evenings!

When I was little, I never made those stop-motion lego movies, so I decided I would take a few minutes and try making one with a cute eraser and the webcam on my laptop.

I'll probably start investing in some better materials as I learn more... for now... a simple stop-motion animation is all I can really do!

Enjoy the magic! haha!

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Hopefully you will see more of these as I learn more about stop-motion. I seriously have no clue what I am doing, but it seems like a lot of fun! I can't wait to start making puppets!!!!

I used photo booth to take the pictures and AfterEffects to compile them.

Thanks for stopping by!