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StopmoNick replied to Michael's discussion General Purpose Stop Motion Stage
"Yeah, I thought it was like yours!  I like the lever action to lower the wheels.  Also that it is the wheels that swing down, rather than having blocks swing down to lift the wheels up, like I had been thinking before I saw this.…"
1 hour ago
StopmoNick replied to richstimson's discussion Green screen
"There are a few video tutorials on Youtube.  Here is one for doing green screen with iMovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q64NAQsoUZg In general principles - I start with a big piece of green cloth on the wall, and light it as evenly as…"
3 hours ago
Strider replied to Michael's discussion General Purpose Stop Motion Stage
"It does work. I clicked on the word Post and the video opened. Very nice setup - and the table actually looks very nearly identical to mine, with the low shelf built on. "
4 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Michael's discussion General Purpose Stop Motion Stage
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4 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Michael's discussion General Purpose Stop Motion Stage
"I use a folding rostrum system like this.  I have several tops which are sheets of 12mm (1/2") particle board, which for the floor or ground of the set.  Two or 3 rostrums can be combined for a really large set.  They fold flat…"
4 hours ago
Strider replied to Michael's discussion General Purpose Stop Motion Stage
"Here's Sven's blog post (Link). As for my table, I can't locate those pictures. I think they're on on old external hard drive - need to locate that and go through it. If I can't do that then I'll try to take some decent…"
9 hours ago
richstimson posted a discussion

Green screen

Hi all, I have been trying out Stop Motion Studio on the iPad/iPod which is a great app. I'd like to try green screen but I'm not quite sure where to start with it. Does anyone know of a good tutorial?Also, this is our first animation:https://stimsonstopmotion.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/pac-man-the-movie/And this is how we made it..https://stimsonstopmotion.wordpress.com/making-of-pac-man/I hope it's useful to someone just starting out, and I would love to get any feedback on from some experienced animators.Cheers,Richard.See More
9 hours ago
richstimson posted a video

Pac Man Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation Pac Man game. You are welcome to visit our blog at stimsonstopmotion.wordpress.com.
10 hours ago
Strider replied to Michael's discussion General Purpose Stop Motion Stage
"I think it largely depends on your situation. In my case I have a large basement space that can be dedicated strictly for stopmotion, and I also had a bunch of 2x4s that I salvaged from when my mom had her garage torn down and a new one built, so I…"
10 hours ago
Michael posted a discussion

General Purpose Stop Motion Stage

Looking through the Internet, Stop Motion Magazine, Stop Motion Books, etc., I've seen plenty of fantastic ways to build a stop motion stage.I would like to get thoughts from the people here that do this day-in and day-out.If you were to build one general purpose stage to hold your sets and puppets, how would you build it (materials, size, lights and etc.) and why?See More
10 hours ago
Strider replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion
"Here's an amazing thread about cutout animation featuring advice from Bianca Ansems:  Animation on glass - How do I deal with reflections?"
14 hours ago
Haruko Napochka commented on Cait's photo
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Bear Puppet

"Wow, fantastic and very adorable ! I've never made puppets with fur, so I was just mesmerized. I hope to see your film project someday!"
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Eleanor Evans posted a discussion

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly because I like result I've got in tests and partly because I just prefer the process). The rig I have been building is basically several layers of horizontal glass spaced a few centimetres apart to create the illusion of depth that I will photograph from above. I've seen similar layouts used by other animators but I haven't been able to find any images or information on how to light this to create even appearance and avoid refections on the layers of glass. Any suggestions or advice on lighting layers of glass? See More
yesterday
StopmoNick replied to Michael's discussion Stop Motion Pro Eclipse
"I've replaced my dodgy old pentium 4/winXP pc with an iMac for framegrabbing in the studio, so I'm waiting for a native Mac OSX version before I upgrade to SMP Eclipse. (I know, I could also install Windows in the iMac and run SMP but I…"
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Anthony Leigh replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Thank you very much for your replies. It's very useful to have such knowledgeable people here. "
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Puppet Putty

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General Purpose Stop Motion Stage

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 1 hour ago. 6 Replies

Looking through the Internet, Stop Motion Magazine, Stop Motion Books, etc., I've seen plenty of fantastic ways to build a stop motion stage.I would like to get thoughts from the people here that do this day-in and day-out.If you were to build one…Continue

Green screen

Started by richstimson in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi all, I have been trying out Stop Motion Studio on the iPad/iPod which is a great app. I'd like to try green screen but I'm not quite sure where to start with it. Does anyone know of a good tutorial?Also, this is our first animation:…Continue

Tags: review, animation, feedback, tutorials, screen

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

Started by Eleanor Evans in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Strider 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly because I like result I've got in tests and partly…Continue

Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

Started by Michael in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 1 Reply

Does anybody have any reviews, experience or thoughts on the new Stop Motion Pro Eclipse?  I have Stop Motion Pro  7.5 Action, and I'm just wondering if I should upgrade.Continue

Ask a Model Maker...

Started by McKinlay in SCULPTING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh yesterday. 19 Replies

Howdy y'all!My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce yourself" thread, but I thought I'd give a wave in a…Continue

What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?

Started by Joe (Dinoman217) in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Angus Lamont yesterday. 4 Replies

When younger movie goers think of stop-motion they think of Clay-Mation cartoons. However though before CGI Existed, cartoons were not the only place where stop-motion was used. Back in the day, film-makers like Ray Harryhausen, Willis O'Brien, and…Continue

Tags: King, Kong, Dynamation, Muren, Dennis

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