Welcome to the World of Brave Knight Media

A (Mostly) Stop Motion Animation Company focused on Music Video Creation for Emerging Bands and Artists

Now in Production...

Drawing A Blank
The first stop motion project we are working on is targeted to be complete by the end of this year, we are in the middle of principal photography now and it is going well! Click here to learn more about this project!

Return to form

Join our mailing list for the latest news

my Blog "24FPS" is below - please browse and enjoy!

Routine, by Owl House Studios

I was browsing my Vimeo feed and I always like to see what people are up to in the stop motion world. There is a lot of amazing stuff out there. I had to share this one film I just saw. Really got to me. Great job over there at Owl House Studios! And wonderful song Steven Wilson.

Making boxtrolls 1

Money Money Money!

This is a shot from making The Boxtrolls, I think the animator is Mike Hollenbeck of LAIKA but I'm not entirely sure, it wasn't listed on the photo:  So, how much does all this cost anyway?

I did some research and pulled together the major stop motion animated films in recent memory and have compiled them below for your information.  I work at 24 frames per second, not on twos ('twos' is when one change of movement to the character or scene is shot for two frames). Movies are shown at 24 frames per second…Read more
Sand set

The Minivans video is Done!!

They didn't know it, but, ugh... minivans.
However, I'm entirely thrilled to have made this really cool (and weird they say) video to go with their song "Minivans".
Look for it over on the Longmont Compass Facebook page - they have exclusive hosting of the video before it hits the world. See it there!!

I think I used every animation technique there was to compile this video. It felt really good and I got awesome at working on four hours of sleep a night.

To see more behind the scenes stuff click here.Read more
Img 8395

All I see are Minivans!!

When you can make expressions like this, who needs special effects?
So good friends of mine, The Prairie Scholars, are in dire need of a new vehicle as their car died. To help with the effort they wrote a song called 'Minivans'! They have a goFundMe page to raise money. I am putting together a fun video to go along with the song - the goal being get it out quick and make it 'Trippy'. I'll let you see for yourself soon!!Read more
Davidhartmanvideo1

New - Musical Business Cards!


I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the incomparable David G Hartman this week. In a few hours we recorded guitar and vocals, made some images, and compiled it all to make a YouTube video he can point venue owners at so they can hear him do his thing! I think this is a great way to help sell your sound.
Keep Rockin out David!!Read more

Georgina Hayns

This is a really cool profile of Georgina Hayns (Coraline, ParaNorman) and what goes in to making a stop motion character. Enjoy!

LED and Flicker

Yes! They certainly do flicker.

I was shooting video (not taking single stop motion frames) for some effects stuff I was working on. I was shooting at 60 frames per second because I will be slowing down the footage to make a slow-motion version to composite onto a stop motion piece shot under the same lights.

So, the flicker was extremely noticeable in the video. The stop motion, not so much.

The strobing is captured because the much higher frame rate catches all the on/off of the LEDs. Once in a while you may…Read more

For your home studio

So, Pro-tip:
If you're going to set up a home studio, make sure your floors don't vibrate when you walk across them. Or else be like a ninja.
Actually, Pro-tip 2: Always stand in the same location when you snap a frame. I noticed that if I stood next to the tripod, or if a friend was down there, the camera was actually LOWER. The floor gives. Those of you on concrete wouldn't have this issue. Just be aware.
Another reason to always stand in the same place is that you may be reflecting light back onto your set…Read more
TRUTH HONOR SERVICE