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How did you guys pull this off?

Started by Daniel Ruiz Lucero in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Anthony Scott 18 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi to everyone!Sorry if this is not precisely the right place to ask this, but whoever did this is probably around here, I hope!Watching Nightmare before Christmas for the Nth time with my kids, I got again this question in my mind:How did you hide the camera from view in the door knob spheric reflection? at first I thought, maybe shooting towards Jack first and then composite that on top of the knob, but then Jack grabs the knob and it looks perfect, in camera-like!!!! What???!! How did you guys pull this off? :-OIt's a great effect and goes very unnoticed, I think. Any ideas?Continue

Tags: christmas, before, nightmare

Problem with latex

Started by DimensionalAnimator in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 23 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi all, could you please guide me with it?I have tested with liquid latex but it does not dry inside the mold....it stays humid is it necessary an oven? Should it be a kind of latex in particular?ty for read.Continue

My Directorial Debut

Started by Ron Cole in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Ed Riccardi yesterday. 4 Replies

Hey Stopmo People!This year I was given total creative freedom to shoot a corporate video that was intended to send a 'Thank You' message to their various departments. I was very surprised when they were totally receptive to almost all of my suggestions about what should be in the video.This was a project I got involved with via John Lemmon Studio who hired me specifically to both conceptualize it and animate it. There were some (of course) executive 'tweaks' to my ideas but for the most part, they liked everything I came up with and created.Continue

20th Anniversary for StopMotionAnimation.com

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Ed Riccardi on Sunday. 5 Replies

Hey all, it was just about 20 years ago that I purchased this domain name and set up this website in April of 1999. Over the years, it's been interesting for me to see and hear from people who were impacted from this site in a positive way. I've even been able to meet or work with a few of you out there. It has always been my desire to use this site as a way of informing, educating and connecting talented people. So, let's hear from you, if you have any stories from the past 20 years relating to this website, I'd love to hear them. - AnthonyContinue

Robot joints

Started by Count Croc in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING on Sunday. 0 Replies

Hey guys! I've been wanting to do a animation of some type of armored walker like those seen in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I've always has a soft spot for the two-legged walker version and would love to make one in stop motion, but I don't know how to go about the joints. I know the original was stop motion but I can't find any articles explaining the secret.Continue

Krampusnacht Freeky Film Festival

Started by Thomas Nicol in FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hey all! After years of attending/screening at/jurying for film festivals, I'm taking a crack at running my own, consolidating the best aspects of my favorite festivals into one event. So I'm delighted to announce the inaugural Krampusnacht Freeky Film Festival! We're looking for short films (15 minutes and under), in the realm of creepy, weird, and/or darkly funny. A wholly unfamiliar genre to the stopmo community, I'm sure ;) I'm planning to include some stopmo interludes with an animated "host" for the show, but would love to have a solid representation of the craft in the content itself as well. Can't wait to see what you've got! (Earlybird pricing for shorts under 10 minutes is free!)Continue

That time the message board was white for a while...

Started by Strider in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Anthony Scott Mar 18. 14 Replies

... I thought I was losing my mind, or maybe dreaming!! Continue

College Student Seeking to Interview Professionals in the Field

Started by L Carter in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ian Boone Mar 17. 3 Replies

Hello fellow animation enthusiasts!I am currently a student at LoneStar Community College studying 3D Modeling and Animation with an overlapping interest in stop-motion animation. As part of my capstone portfolio class I need to reach out to a few working industry professionals and interview them about their experience in the field.Reaching out this way may be unusual, but I was curious if there were any animators in this community who are in the industry and would have time for some questions about your experience?I am specifically interested in connecting with an Animator, Character Artist, Set Designer, Environment Artist, or Concept Artist.Appreciate anyone who might even be able to point me to some specific contacts!Thank youContinue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Avani Babar Mar 15. 541 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

 
 
 

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