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Posted by Clairepettifer, on 2010-01-10 15:11:05

writing a report / case study on stop motion sets and model making

HI hi Any help would be much appreciated. i am writing a report / case study on stop motion sets and model making. can any one answer any of the question below? Thanks Claire Questions- Name and Occupation: When working on a project do you have your own time plan or are you given a time scale? What process do you use for making the sets? Is there a way/ material you use for the structure? When making miniature models/ props, what is the best way to get the little details that you want? Using silicon for the characters, is there a certain type of technique suited for making the moulds and assembling the characters? What are your biggest challenges in model / set making? What is the best career advice you have ever been given? Do you have any tips/suggestions for me on how to get into the business? :7 :7

Posted by DaveHettmer, on 2010-01-10 19:31:09

These questions are unaswerable because of the complexity. Different scenarios require/allow different approaches. Q1: When working on a project do you have your own time plan or are you given a time scale? Q2: What process do you use for making the sets? Is there a way/ material you use for the structure? Q3: When making miniature models/ props, what is the best way to get the little details that you want? Q4: Using silicon for the characters, is there a certain type of technique suited for making the moulds and assembling the characters? Q5: What are your biggest challenges in model / set making? These might be answerable: Q6: What is the best career advice you have ever been given? Q7: Do you have any tips/suggestions for me on how to get into the business? My A for Q7: do a few projects on your own so you learn enough about the animation to understand why Qs 1-5 are unanswerable, and then come back with questions that have some focus. :7

Posted by Isomer, on 2010-01-10 20:01:21

Dave, I don't agree - sometimes with interview questions I understand that the interviewer will deliver questions in a form I need to define further within my response. I responded to this list of questions in the another posting of the same. Claire, we have a general rule of no double posting on this site. You cannot remove a post once you've posted it so, it's OK but, please don't double post in the future here. If you post something here, we WILL see it. :-)