Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dragon Ball stop motion - Piccolo VS Trunks

Hello guys, finally, Dragon ball Z stop motion!, I am really excited making this video, as I am always a big fan of dragon ball since I was a child, and thanks to SHF nice Dragon ball figures, I can finally make my dream comes true. Please check first the video as below :


In the below pictures, I will show some behind the scenes and tricks.

The entire video was filmed on my bedrooms floor

Then the action figure from SHF, Trunks was really a nice figure with a lot of accesories
to change the face expressions and hand pose

Piccolo is a little less in accessories, so sometimes I need to draw by my self the 
facial expressions on Photoshop. 

Tools I use are very easy to find in the market. 

Large tools to hold camera or the toy itself

The flying at the start is green screen  

Some of the scenes I use my hand to hold them and then erase in photoshop

Facial expressions, if there is no enough face to match the figure head, 
I will cut them in another head and combined them in software. 

Below are some of the scenes for the next episode, 
the fight will be more faster and closer. 



Here is all for today, I will be finalizing the second part soon, and hope you guys enjoy the show. 
Thanks for watching :D

Regards
John H.



27 comments:

  1. Hello
    a question which program you use for special effects?

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  2. I've been a huge fan of your on YouTube for awhile. 1st off, great work with the dbz video! I love it! I'm getting in stop motion myself and I find this as a moment to pick your brain for useful tips...what are the progras u use (I know Photoshop and after effects are 2) and what kind of camera? Really looking forward to hearing back from u. Take care my friend

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    1. Hello, thanks a lot for your support to my videos, glad to know you are also start to make stop motions, some tips, most important is to use tripod on your camera, this will make the image stable, second, take pictures in a stable light source environment; for the camera that I use,
      I use Nikkon D5100. hope the above information could help you.

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  3. I just love all of your stop motion videos and I just wanted to know all the software you use ,and maybe a tip on how they work THANKS

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    1. Thanks man, for the softwares I use are as below:

      Corel video studio pro
      Adobe after effects
      Adobe premiere
      Paintshop photo

      To have a good start, use stable light source and
      use trip for your camera while filming.

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  4. Hey it's me again I just have one question (hope am not bothering you) well in one of your behind the scenes part like the iron man ambush when woody was near the explosion and the robot exploded ,yah well you said that you did green screen filming woody falling(his backward flip) well how did you erase your hand from the video .like what software did you use.THANKS

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    1. Hello Jesse,
      For the scenes to erase my own hand, I use photoshop,
      and I am sure you can find a lot of tutorials on youtube for the how-to.
      For the effects, I use Adobe after effects, the same as photoshop,
      you can find tons of tutorials on youtube too.

      Hope the above could help you.

      best regards
      John H.

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  5. Congratz for your video of Trunks and Piccolo ^^

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  6. Incredible animation video, nice work!!

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  7. Could you tease a possible release date on Trunks vs Piccolo episode 2? I've seen a few of you video's and they blew my mind, You need a small TV show on
    Cartoon Network to replace robot chicken, You're 10000x better than Seth Green.

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    1. M...not sure, but I think the episode 2 could be done around the end of March - earlier April,
      thank you for your suggestion and kind message, I will still keep doing videos on youtube, and maybe will consider other plans in the future, thanks again :D

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  8. hola podrias subir tutoriales de como hacer los efectos...

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    1. I use adobe after effects to do my effects in the video, I dont make effects tutorials because there is already a lot of tutorials on youtube, just search "after effects tutorials" on youtube and you will find lots of them.

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  9. Your animations are incredible.
    I am still learning how to animate.
    I use ikitmovie stop motion animation software for beginners. Hopefully one day I will be as good as you are.

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    1. Great to know you are starting your stop motion video, wish you good luck and hope you succeed soon.

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  10. I'm french and we are crazy of your movies !!! We wate thé part 2... Sorry for my english !!!

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    1. Thanks a lot my friend, really appreciate your support :D

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  11. Hey buddy !! ur makin som crazy stuff !!
    i m making a stopmotion video using d hasbro transformers ....d really small ones
    i did a green screen shot n while keying out d green color on aftereffects a lot of d transformer is gettin keyed out (part of d hand vanishes in d resulting video)
    i think its coz of d green reflection on d toy..cud u give some tips
    thankyou

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    1. thank you for your kind message, for tips of green screen, try to use non reflected green screens also also control the light source try to prevent green color reflection to your item, hope these could help you.

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  12. That's cool can u do it with a phone

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  13. Wow this is amazing! I didn't know productions like this could be done at home. But I have an additional tip for green screen use. I read this in an online article a few days back, make sure that non of your figures or talents are clothed in green. Or else the color will be reflected and the figure may look invisible on screen. Hope this helps you guys!

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  14. Thanks for sharing this site, it is very informative for the business personals.
    Keep on continuing with this.
    Posing Trunks

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  16. Hello can u telll me how do u do the aura effect for dbz

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