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Posted by becky, on 2003-12-03 11:55:19

i really dont know what to do

hey im doing my a levels and at the moment my a level art project is centering around scale, perception and king kong. I want to try and make a very simple stop motion animation film as part of my coursework using a fabric sculpture of the empire state and a fay wray the size of king kong and vice versa. The trouble is ive never done anything like this before and i really just dont know whereto start. I have a digital camera, possible use of a video camera and imovie on my computer. would these be any good? id be grateful for ANY advice u could give me thankyou:D

Posted by Yagan, on 2003-12-03 12:13:47

hi becky, As it seems you're working on Mac, here are links to stopmo software : ISTOPMOTION http://www.istopmotion.com/ FRAMETHIEF http://www.framethief.com STOP MOTION STUDIO http://www.loudinc.com/animation/stopmotionstudio/ STOP MOTION JUNIOR http://www.loudinc.com/animation/stopmotionjunior/ LOUD ANIMATION STUDIO http://www.loudinc.com/animation/loudanimationstudio/ and another one http://www.xipster.com/ good luck ;)

Posted by jim danforth, on 2003-12-03 20:05:26

BECKY: Could I very gently suggest that the idea of transposing the sizes of Ann Darrow and King Kong is not new. Jim

Posted by Nick H, on 2003-12-03 16:34:13

Sounds like a great scene. Is it just the camera/computer side you need to sort out, or things like the puppets and set as well?

Posted by becky, on 2003-12-04 12:44:07

you could do but lets be honest...its just coursework...one module that i need to finish by new years otherwise i fail. It's linked up to other various themes such as Claus Oldenburg, transvestites and the work of julian opie its all one big picture and this messing with scale is linked to other messing with scale...it doesnt have to be new ... just get me an a

Posted by jim danforth, on 2003-12-04 15:28:48

BECKY: Obviously your project is far more layered with meaning than what I conjured up in my mind from your original post. I humbly bow in deference. Hope you get that "A." Jim