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And people say DSLRs are hard to film with

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I love how the Benny n' Lee set is immediately behind the camera; I thought it was part of the set you're filming on for second, until I realized what it was mini/tongue . Can't wait to see what that space stuff is for. mini/smile

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Storyboarding for my 2015: The Contest entry.  Check out my mad drawing skillz, yo.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8553/15101385413_5ffed3b9ca.jpg

Probably won't actually be animating it for some months, though--this is just basic planning out.  I haven't even built sets yet.

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Couldn't find a better place for this, so I'll put it here.

http://bricksafe.com/files/rioforce/Brickfilming/DSC_0032.JPG

On chat we were holding a little "See who's animation desk is the most messy" contest. (I won, by the way) This is how my animation table usually looks (and I'm not even animating anything right now!). As you can tell, it is a terrible mess.

EDIT: Ok, I just realized that we have another topic called "Pictures of your studio" to post this stuff in. Feel free to move this post to that topic (or delete it and I'll move it) if you think it's in the wrong place.

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Ooh man I missed the contest. Though I still wouldn't have won. mini/tongue

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Still love that. mini/tongue

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May I ask what your camera is sitting on, Smeagol? I haven't seen a DSLR off-tripod for stop-motion successfully done before.

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Looks like he's just gaffer taped down the platform(Shoe?) for the tripod on to the desk.

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rioforce wrote:

May I ask what your camera is sitting on, Smeagol? I haven't seen a DSLR off-tripod for stop-motion successfully done before.

For almost everthing I've ever animated I literally just sit my camera on the desk and prop it up at the angle I want with LEGO bricks and paper.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/16845097511_21449f4bea.jpg

The 60D that's in focus is the camera being used to film mini/tongue , this is the shot that's in my signature.

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May I ask what your camera is sitting on, Smeagol? I haven't seen a DSLR off-tripod for stop-motion successfully done before.

It's just sitting on top of a LEGO baseplate with no glue or tac or anything holding it down. The baseplate is gaff taped to the corkboard of the table, so the set's not budging. I wasn't sure this would work initially because of the shutter movement inside the camera when a frame is captured, but I've had no problems with it. The 50D is heavy (built similar to a 7D, not a t3i or something) which may help, combined with the rough texture of a baseplate.

I've pretty much done everything you're not supposed to do on this film and not ran into problems. I forget to wear black half the time, I have animated shots on a plushy, thick carpet with a tripod, and I've got the window open (albeit at night) right next to the set. No flicker or set bumps have occurred. Oddly, even the carpet issue hasn't been a problem when I step near the tripod to animate. I suppose it has more to do with construction of the floor than with the carpet perhaps.

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Wow, Smeagol, you've had an amazing stroke of luck!

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It's just sitting on top of a LEGO baseplate with no glue or tac or anything holding it down.

Wow, sounds incredibly frightening. I need to set my camera on my table more often so I can get some more precise camera angles and movements.

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Wow, Smeagol, you've had an amazing stroke of luck!

Of course he's lucky. He's a leprechaun. mini/shifty

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Yeah, I knew wearing black wouldn't matter because I'm standing in almost total shadow behind the light with LEGO walls and cinefoil between me and the minifigs. But I was surprised the carpet wasn't a problem. I only tried it because I don't have a laptop and wanted to see if I could film where my computer is instead of going to the basement. Really thought the carpet would be a problem, but it wasn't.

Which reminds me: I feel like cinefoil and gaffers tape are great things I wasn't aware of until I got into live action, but I'm finding both very helpful for brickfilming. Gaffers tape is similar to duct tape but just slightly less sticky, and it doesn't leave residue like duct tape does when it melts onto things over time, you can get it for decent prices online here. Cinefoil/Black Wrap (this sort of thing) is matte, black aluminum foil you can use to block out light with some precision, you can see a bunch of it around the set in the photo I posted.

http://i.imgur.com/wcmcdmf.png

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Ya cinefoil is really useful it works really well for night scenes or black out windows

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Hmm I think I may be able to top your messy desk rio mini/tongue

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