Sunday, October 12, 2014

News for Dragon Ball stop motion - Cells return Episode 3

For those who concern about DBZ 3, I am always working with this one, but I still have to work for living, so I can not guarantee when I can finish this one, but will try my best for sure with the best quality, thank you all for your patience and I do as fast as possible to finish it, great thanks again for all.

感謝所有支持我的朋友們, 七龍珠第3集一值都有在制作中, 只是無奈作者我也需要工作來養家跟養自己, 所以完工日期一直沒法給大家一個確定時間, 我會盡量在年底前完成, 再次謝謝大家的耐心跟支持.

Friday, July 4, 2014

2014 Plans for DBZ

Something in my mind for a long time, its about time for some DBZ videos again, will try to finish the last one first, and sorry for the delay, too much work recently. 

長久以來就在我心中的想法, 該是拍更多七龍珠的時候了, 上一部會先拍好趕在下半年的宣傳, 讓大家久等了, 這陣子太忙了.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Figma Saber and Revoltech Al VS Guildwar2 monster stop motion

Hello guys, this is my new video, was demanded from a commercial company in China, they want me to make a stop motion video with a online game character and the game is Guildwar2, the good guys I choose from Fate Saber, Al and Gundam, please check the video as below :

This is just a short video, around 1 minute and half, the filming time is around 20 days, 
the main time consuming task is the modification of toys, the bad guys is too big and heavy, really need to do a lot of work to make it suitable to film in stop motion. 

Mark out the modification parts

Also the weapon

Drill holes to make it less weight

Build joints in it to make hand movable. 

The sword

Some battle scenes was held with my hand and erase it. 

the special skill of Al is just aluminium paper

Original picture without effect and color correction

After effects and color grading. 

The cover :D

Well, this is all for this video, software that I used : 
Adobe after effects
Adobe Premiere
Corel video studio

Hope the above could help you, and wish you all the best, thanks for watching and see you next time on next stop motion :D.

John Huang 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Transformer Stop motion review - IDW Optimus Prime

This is IDW Orion Pax Optimus prime, a good and small toy of transformers, 
with good articulation and easy to transform, price around USD$50 in Taiwan local market. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gundam stop motion fight

This is my first video working with Chinese Company, they produce similar toys with Bandai,
the shape looks cool but the articulation still need to improve, please check the video as below:

The battle field, in living room.


Now some of the behind the scenes skills, the floating cannon.

I mask them out from the picture.

Or using green screen skill.

And finally the cover picture.

The technics of this video is actually pretty easy, and effects are all the basic standard effects 
that After effects have, but also the most time consuming is the adjustment of these lazers,
one or two lazers are fast, but 6-10 lazers takes a lot and a lot of time.

Well, this is all for this video, thank you for watching and see you next time on next video. 
John H.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

One Piece VS Dragon Ball Stop motion

Hello everyone, this is my new video using toys of One Piece from Mcdonalds VS Cell from DBZ, this entire video took me around 15 days of production time and nearly 3000 pictures.
Please check the video as below :

Now some behind the scenes pictures are skills. 
 The battle field

The first 3 characters from One Piece, Nami, Robin and Zoro

The bad Guy Cell

The Golden duck

Some simple modification, I took off the head and use clay to make it able to turn 
while I film it. 

A plastic piece under the feet to make dolls able to stand well

Some flying scenes during the battle, hold the item with my hand and then PS.

I applied color correction and contrast to the video, below is the original one

And after color grading and size adjustment

Well this is all for this video, the next one is already in the way, will post it up shortly.
Thanks for watching and see you next time on next video.

best regards
John H.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

SHF Black Iron man stop motion review

The SHF Black Ironman
Actually this one is totally the same as the red one but with black color.
The articulation is excelent, and the paint is also very detail with high quality.
Price I can find in the internet here in Taiwan is around USD$70-90

SHF黑色鋼鐵人, 這支可動性極佳, 塗裝也很精致, 在網拍上的價格目前是約2100台幣左右.