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Herbert1405241469

First attempt at a stop motion animation with my Sony Handycam. Basically, it's a smaller can being bullied by a larger can, and the smaller can crushing the larger can with a Darth Vader type force choke.

 

 

and get a better quality version here:

 

big version (2.3 megs):

http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/

 

Hopefully I will make something more advanced now that I've learned how to use the camcorder a bit better


szupie

This is pretty good! Have you considered using clay for your future stop-motion animation? A lot of people do this kind of clay-mation.


redsox58

I was going to post a video of some stop animation I did a while back but for some reason after I upload the vid and try to play it it gets the error in WMP. When I play it off the hard drive it works fine. Does anyone know what the problem is?


NilsC

Herbert, that funny. Nice job on the can choking... Are you sure you're not a trashman like me??? :PI like your website and the recreation of the old style silent movies. Good job.Nils


ndhill

Ha. That's great man. You should check out knoxskorner.com/ if you're not already familiar with it.


Herbert1405241469

Hey everyone, I appreciate all the positive feedback. Yes I've been to knoxskorner.com. It has some very funny stuff
I've just started out in stop motion (mostly because this is the first camera that I've had that could do it), and I'm very interested in trying some cool stuff out. I'll have to see what I can do I haven't tried clay yet. I was thinking more along the lines of using action figures...
I can't find the one that inspired me... It had two Crash Test Dummies. One was putting a floppy disk into a drive and it flew out and cut his head off, and the second ran off yelling... It was someone's sig in one of the forums I go on... Was it someone in here?

But if you people really want to see some impressive stop-motion animation, I recommend Charley Bowers. He was a silent comedian and cartoonist. His effects are incredible. I've included a clip of Model T's hatching out of eggs:

http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/
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szupie

Haha, that's a funny clip. The litlle Model Ts are sleeping under the big one!


miCRoSCoPiC^eaRthLinG

That was really good work out there Herbert - and the old b&w theme makes the whole thing stand out quite well.. Keep it up - and hope to see more such great work from you..All the best


rapco

Great Stuff!!!! How many frames per second r u using????I onced tried out that kind of animation, but it was a long time ago (back in 1996) i was 12 yeras old then, and i haven't had the money to get another cam (a newer one... ) but i'ld love to now waht new technologies are able to do now days..


redsox58

I found this artifact on my harddrive this thing is ancient. This is my friend and we made it with some camera called Digital Movie Creator from Intel Play, its pretty cool for only 30 bucks.
Here


Herbert1405241469

Redsox, the ending is hilarious with the thing bouncing up and down like that haha.Rapco, I just have a Sony Handycam. Not sure on the actual camera's FPS, but I sped it up on the computer to try to make it less jerky looking.Now I know I need to make more frames to make the animation more realistic.


ChronicLoser

lol, that was interesting. Must of taken a lot of work to get it to look just right. I've tried making one of those before but after a few attempts and some pretty exhausting work, i gave up and never tried again =P


Herbert1405241469

Gameboy Cameras are fun for stop-motion, but you only get a max of 30 frames. I had one where my hat rotated on my head by itself in an endless loop ... I should try that now


firedoor

you gotta love stop motion, a friend made one of two dogs fighting, it's funny to watch after you've had a few brewski's. I gotta say both of those are really good, novel ideas! i don't know if you've ever played a game called The Neverhood (i think thats it, i'm still trying to find the time to play it) but it's an entire adventure game, made from clay using stop-motion to make it. it's really impressive.


ndhill

It's good to see that there are a few people out there who can appreciate a means animation that doesn't involve CG which in my oppinion is very overrated and over used. I just can't help but think that special effects as they are now, are ruining movies as audiences and hollywood alike seem to be in the stuck in the "big effects budget=Good movie" mindset. Give me 'Chicken Run' over 'A Shark's Tale' any day.


Herbert1405241469

Yea I just saw Constantine Friday night. It felt like they threw in special effect bits for the heck of it. If they would just tone it down a bit and quit making scenes that scream "HEY LOOK AT OUR BIG BUDGET" and use the CGI for making real effects just a bit cooler.... Like take my can smashing effect, and throw in a 3D background to give the scene some flavor.

 

I'm having trouble finding inspiration for a new animation. Any ideas using household objects that I could use?


szupie

Hmm... How about pieces of paper? You could draw on it too, or rip it and restore it in your movie? That reminds me, I've seen some claymations where the person in the movie does magic tricks. You could do something like that. For example, you can destroy something and make it come out of your mouth.


ndhill

Yea I just saw Constantine Friday night. It felt like they threw in special effect bits for the heck of it. If they would just tone it down a bit and quit making scenes that scream "HEY LOOK AT OUR BIG BUDGET" and use the CGI for making real effects just a bit cooler.... Like take my can smashing effect, and throw in a 3D background to give the scene some flavor.

 

I'm having trouble finding inspiration for a new animation. Any ideas using household objects that I could use?

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I imagine that anything joints or positional parts could work. Desk lamps, vacuum cleaners etc. What do you have lying around? Your possibilities are probably endless.

Herbert1405241469

Oh the possibilities are endless, but the trick is to find something that you can give human qualities to. Like the can had the tab to raise to crush the other can a la Darth Vader... I'll have to see what I have