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Subject: How do you "create" a Slenderman for a vlog? Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:48 pm
To all Slendy-Vloggers out there, what is your best choice for creating a visual representation of Slenderman?
Digitally implemented? Physical person with costume? Inanimate object?
Or something else?
I plan on making a Vlog soon and I'm trying to gather as much information about the technical side of things before starting.
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Subject: Re: How do you "create" a Slenderman for a vlog? Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:55 pm
Personally, I put my Slender Man in in post. Thats just because I don't have money for a morph suit and a friend slender or tall enough.
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Subject: Re: How do you "create" a Slenderman for a vlog? Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:51 pm
It all depends, really. Props, people in costume, post-production work... it depends what you have, what you need for the scene, etc. I have a friend or two who can be a physical actor for Slendy, but not having been able to film with him yet means so far the only Slendy I've managed is a very brief, not very good post-production one. I'm considering making a very simple prop (like, foamboard or something) for Slendy appearing in windows and stuff far away, though, for the time being.
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Subject: Re: How do you "create" a Slenderman for a vlog? Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:02 pm
For our Slender Man, we use a white morphsuit, and just throw a suit, white shirt, and tie over it all. Also, if your actor is kind of short, or not the exact height you want, I'd recommend stilits. If you can't afford stilts, here's a tutorial on how to do it:
After you put the stilts on, I'd get several more of the same pants the actor was originally wearing, and sew them to the bottom of each other until they cover the stilts completely.
For the arms, what we did is we got black bicycle leggings, cut each leg off, stuffed them with cotton, and then hotglued them to the end of each of the arms. If you're just looking for hands of ol' Slendy, and no arm extensions, I'd just use black gloves or black socks to go over the hands.
If you choose not to follow the DIY Slender Man costume tutorial I linked, and you don't buy a morhpsuit, I'd reccommend buying a lot cheaper Morph Mask:
That's all I can think of really on how to make a Slender Man. As for tentacles, follow Everado's tutorial:
Hope I helped
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Subject: Re: How do you "create" a Slenderman for a vlog? Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:27 pm
Personally I use myself as my slender man.
I also try not to keep my slender man in the shot too terribly long, mostly because my Slender Man getup admittedly stinks.
I wear a pair of pants that still have the tags on them, a sleeveless teeshirt that I wear backwards, a red tie that has polka dots on it That I try to hide, and a wife beater that I put on my face. I also used a coikled up peice of styrofoam the one time I showed tentacles.
And to make Slender Man look really tall, I usually stand on a chair that I place out of shot, although I really don't have to, I am 6ft Tall in shoes.
To say the least, I literaly have NO budget.
Subject: Re: How do you "create" a Slenderman for a vlog?