I have always been interested in Animation, way back when James and I had a studio in the North End of Portsmouth I had always assumed my job would be animation. It was not to be.
Now however in my 50’s, I finally have the house I dreamed of, with big spare space for the perfect studio, away from neighbours and distractions.
I have embarked, somewhat full on, back into this and hope to start to be able to show WIP soon.
This catagory of my website will be for this. Both technical explanations of techniques, ideas for films, images, sketches and finally… films.
Animation is a notoriously slow process, perhaps thats what I like about it, so this might take a while. Anyway, as the kule kids says, “Welcome to my journey”… nah… strike that… yuck
I am building a motion control camera system for Stop Motion animation. It’s pretty complicated, I am building it mostly all from parts from Open Builds. Its consisting of four large aluminium pillars supporting two rails. Between those rails is slung a moving gantry, and on that gantry is a vertical mount that can move laterally and vertically. On the end of that, is a pan and tilt mechanism that holds the camera. The whole thing will be motorised and possible to program within the Arco system in Dragonframe.