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Posted: Thu, 16th Feb 2006, 12:20pm

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SlothPaladin

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This is a short film I did to test out the animation capabilities of Stikfas toys. It's not just a test but a short comedy skit that I animated over two days. This is also my first green screened movie.

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Posted: Thu, 16th Feb 2006, 6:07pm

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BuckskinBelly

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Hah, cute. And very good compositing too. The platform looked like it was floating in midair.
Posted: Thu, 16th Feb 2006, 9:45pm

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SlothPaladin

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Thanks for watching, please take the time to rate it.

Hmm, my DivX copy seems to have been rejected becouse I put http://http://... silly me.
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 12:04pm

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Joshua Davies

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Cool... When will we see more?
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 12:26pm

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The bit when he falls off was really good!
How did you do that?
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 9:54pm

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SlothPaladin

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schwar wrote:

Cool... When will we see more?
Most likely the next stop motion I upload will be around this summer, and it will be a sexy clay project. After that comes out I might make a few more silent cartoon physics movies. It was really fun to animate pantomime rather the fake speech, like I’ve done in my LEGO silent films.

Klut wrote:

The bit when he falls off was really good!
How did you do that?


that help you out?
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 10:32pm

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Cool movie! biggrin Great animation there! Used to do animation-movies myself a couple of years back. Brings back alot of memories... Anyway, very good animation!

Oeyvind

PS: Looks like a really good greenscreen. It's not fabric, right? Is it some kind of paper or something?
Posted: Fri, 17th Feb 2006, 11:25pm

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SlothPaladin

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It's a piece of 4'x8' drywall painted green, it's lit with a 250W shop light that has a defusion gel and a green gel on it, I really should have it it with 2 lights but I was feeling lazy.
Posted: Sat, 18th Feb 2006, 12:15am

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Oeyvind

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Hehe, well it turned out great anyway. wink What software do you use for the stopmotion?
Posted: Sat, 18th Feb 2006, 1:50am

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SlothPaladin

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I did not use any software for that movie, I shot the whole thing blind using my cameras remote and put all the frames together in CLab. Shooting blind is fun but I would not do if for a serious project. When you shoot blind there is this raw energy, you just have to trust in the frames you’ve taken and be bold about where you go. Not recommended for people that have not got a feel for stop motion by using frame grabbers.
Posted: Sat, 18th Feb 2006, 9:17pm

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J Mijares

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This was hilarious! Here we are, waiting for the big fight, then someone takes a header. Great job with the green screen.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Feb 2006, 6:08am

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SlothPaladin

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Would tropikeins mind telling me why he/she rated this film 0, I know it's nothing amazing but when you download a 25 sec movie with a description that starts out like, "This is a short film I did to test out..." you should not be expecting Citizen Kane or anything. Please tell me what was so bad about the filming? What was so wrong about the film that it was not just un-entertaining, but painful to watch?
Posted: Thu, 2nd Mar 2006, 3:59pm

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Simon K Jones

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I've removed the zero rating, as anybody with half a clue can see that this deserves far more than that, no matter what standard you're judging it by. smile
Posted: Fri, 3rd Mar 2006, 9:00am

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SlothPaladin

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Thanks, and thanks for watching as well!
Posted: Tue, 7th Mar 2006, 6:44pm

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mikeysnipaa

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haha, awesome. good work. good look.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 7:00am

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yamata188

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The music goes very good with it when he jumped. lol