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Building the Break-away Wall

The break-away wall is not a complicated special effect for the animation but it is an important one. It emphasizes the power of the word shout and the opening in the wall is a segue into the next animation. The dragonslayer steps through this wall opening and this installment of the series ends.

 

The brick wall with breakaway

Here is a look at the break-away wall. It is composed of several brick sections that are attached to strings. I pull the strings and all the wall pieces fall away, exposing the hole in the wall.

THe back of the brick wall

This picture shows the brick assembly from the back side of the wall. The pieces have been cut and are in place. The brick pattern is cut along the brick pattern on the front so it looks like the bricks break away in a natural fashion.

The brick wall

This picture shows what the wall looks like with everything in place. Looks pretty good. Now at the right time the strings can be pulled and the bricks break out.

 

Miniature figure

Advanced Topics for Stop Motion Animation (And a Video)

I created the DragonSlayer 7 Adventure Begins" video and have also creatred this tutorial using that video as an example. I show you some advanced techniques of stop motion. I don't mean these are techniques for pixar or disney. I mean they are just some good techniques you can use to make a better animation. I cover things like lighting, building a set and doing transition shots. Advanced topics for Stop Motion Animation

You can also watch the 90 second animation.

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Making a Miniature Set for a Stop Motion Animation

I created a complete one room set with furniture to shoot a video sequence for the DragonSlayer series of Videos. This is a tutorial showing you how I made it and how you can put together a good looking miniature set cheaply and easily. Making a Miniature Set for your animation

 


 

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