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.
An introduction to miniatures and stop frame animation and a look at the importance and process behind correct character lip sync.
Miniature Lighting part 1.
We look at practical lighting and large set lighting.
Part 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.
Part 2 of 2 - More on molding chemicals and the process of creating a character using foam latex
Practical rules of miniature photography and interview with Kerner Optical.
An in-depth discussion with Ian Hunter and Matthew Gratzner of New Deal Studios about the miniature work they did on Batman: The Dark Knight.
Richard Chataway and Michael Cusack talks about the front-light back-light matting technique.
Michael Cusack talks about miniature animation techniques and Jonathan Rossiter talks about miniature prop making.
Go Motion techniques and tricks