Stop Frame Animation and Miniatures
Taught by Mike Seymour
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- July 2008
- 5 hours 52 minutes
We will also visit some of the world's leading model shops and look at general miniature photography. Shot primarily on location at the film studios, this course will provide you with the fundamentals, process and the tricks & tips of stop frame animation and miniatures.
Class 1An introduction to miniatures and stop frame animation and a look at the importance and process behind correct character lip sync.
Class 2Miniature Lighting part 1.
Class 3We look at practical lighting and large set lighting.
Class 4Part 1 of 2 - We see how a model begins its life as a 2D drawing, then with the help of a few smelly/sticky chemicals/clays & resins, becomes a three dimensional character.
Class 5Part 2 of 2 - More on molding chemicals and the process of creating a character using foam latex
Class 6Practical rules of miniature photography and interview with Kerner Optical.
Class 7An in-depth discussion with Ian Hunter and Matthew Gratzner of New Deal Studios about the miniature work they did on Batman: The Dark Knight.
Class 8Richard Chataway and Michael Cusack talks about the front-light back-light matting technique.
Class 9Michael Cusack talks about miniature animation techniques and Jonathan Rossiter talks about miniature prop making.
Class 10Go Motion techniques and tricks