STOPMO JAM!

Latest Activity

jerry b updated their profile
8 hours ago
Gert a.k.a. Storm updated their profile
9 hours ago
Anthony Scott replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM
"Looking good. Production photos encouraged! "
17 hours ago
Peter Ellis replied to Peter Ellis's discussion Dan of the Dead now available on Vimeo on demand
"We've just added a brand new Vimeo trailer for the film. Check it out here https://vimeo.com/ondemand/danofthedead"
23 hours ago

POST NEW MESSAGE     //     LATEST ACTIVITY     //     NEWEST DISCUSSIONS     //     MOST POPULAR

Message Board

1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM

Started by Anthony Scott in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Anthony Scott 17 hours ago. 53 Replies

Announcing the 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM!What is it?An opportunity for animators to be a part of a stop motion experimental film.How does it work?You animate at home or in your studio. Your animation takes place on a simple white set. A white sweep is best. (see set examples below) Your subject(s) must enter frame at the start and exit frame by the end so that the next shot can be cut together with yours. One shot, no cuts, up to 20 seconds in length.Deadline to complete animation is April 18, 2016. Once all entries are submitted, I'll cut them together and feature the final film here on StopMotionAnimation.com.RULES AND GUIDELINESI will update this as needed so check back occasionally.Deadline: April 18, 2016 (extended from April 1)Theme: Spring (all definitions of the word)Shot length: Up to 20 seconds. One shot, no cuts.Set Floor and Background must be white, a white sweep is a good way to accomplish this. Your shot must start with a blank white frame and end the same way.Puppets can be made of clay, paper, foam, wire, sand, whichever materials you can utilize to create your design but it must be stop motion animated. Sorry no LEGOs, action figures, toys, or store bought items are allowed UNLESS it is modified (painted, covered with paper or clay, etc). The goal is to make a hand-made experimental film. Stop motion puppets, 2d cutouts, sand, painting, pixelation, all hand-made animation techniques allowed as long as it is against a white field. Depending on interest, there may be a LEGO JAM or a CLAY JAM in the future.Audio, dialogue, sound effects are allowed but no music please. I will try to either have music composed or find music that fits the whole film if needed.Content must be ok for kids to watch. Please nothing political. I reserve the right not to include your animation if it doesn't fit into these guidelines. If you have any questions, please post below.---------Technical GuidelinesFrame Rate: 24fpsAspect Ratio 1920 x…Continue

Dan of the Dead now available on Vimeo on demand

Started by Peter Ellis in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Peter Ellis 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello allI'm happy to announce that my independent Stop-Motion Zombie film Dan of the Dead is now available online via Vimeo on demand.I made the film over 18 months after a successful kickstarter campaign. I'd love you guys to see it and give your own little reviews on what you thought of it. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/danofthedeadWe have a voucher code running for the next few weeks giving you a £1 off when you purchase the film for your devices. Just type DOTDUKPROMO I hope you all enjoy itThanks for your timePeteContinue

Tags: zombies, claymation, animation, stop-motion

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 288 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a new episode of LIVE CHAT hosted by Marc Spess on at 8pm Central time. Set you computer's alarm so ya don't forget! Here's a link to the live show page... Click Here!Continue

Stop Motion Pro?

Started by Crash Cunningham in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick on Thursday. 8 Replies

Does anyone know anything about Stop Motion Pro? I can't seem to access the website.Continue

Stand Up style Cut out armatures

Started by Jasmine Best in ARMATURES. Last reply by Steve Boot on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I wanted to start experimenting with stand up style cut out animation. An example would be the "I Have Your Heart" music video by Kim Boekinder, Molly Crabapple, and Jim Batt.I have found very little info on making armatures for this style of puppet. I did find this image of the back of the puppets on the official blog but that is it.Specifically, I am interested in making flat strong joints that can stay hidden behind thin cuts of paper.Does anyone have experience with this?Continue

Tags: standing, flat, joints, armatures, out

Bump in the Night Panel in Santa Clara February 14

Started by Anthony Scott in FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS. Last reply by Anthony Scott on Wednesday. 1 Reply

A generation ago, I worked on a stop motion TV series called Bump in the Night. This weekend in at AOD 2016 in Santa Clara, Ken Pontac will host a panel discussing this series. Here are the details:Bump In The NightWith Ken Pontac (Writer). Sun at 1 pm for 60 minutes. In room Live Events 2. Way back in the last century, before there was Facebook and iPhones and WMDs there was a stop-motion TV series called Bump in the Night. Created by Ken Pontac and David Ichioka (nee Bleiman), the series ran for two seasons and a Christmas special before it was axed during the bloody acquisition of ABC by Disney. A subversively smart show, BITN was probably more suited to today's audiences than those of 1994. Well, today's audiences are in luck, since the fine folks at Mill Creek Entertainment have just released the definitive BITN compilation. There just might be some free DVDs at this panel to hand out to lucky attendees!http://www.aodsf.org/Continue

PODCAST: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Animators Call Milwaukee Home Once Again

Started by Anthony Scott in PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION. Last reply by Norm DeCarlo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Podcast Interview with animators Owen Klatte and Angie GlockaI worked with both Angie and Owen on Gumby, Nightmare Before Christmas, Bump in the Night. In fact, on my first day at the Gumby Studio in 1987, my first assignment was assisting Angie animating a shot with the Blockheads dropping a net from a helicopter..still remember that. Anyway, have a listen, it's about 20 mins long. Continue

Anyone up for a London based studio share?

Started by Ruth Barrett in CHAT BOARD on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hello folks, I'm currently renting part of a little studio space in London, E14 and the other person is moving out soon. Just wondered if there are any London based sto-moers that might be interested in sharing?It's in a basement (no windows) 24 hour access and good value for money (but a bit much for me on my own)   Send an email to rufusdude@hotmail.co.uk if you want more deets.Cheers!Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Angela Geier on Tuesday. 473 Replies

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

Advice on camera/lenses to buy would be appreciated!

Started by Signe Österlund in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Signe Österlund on Sunday. 11 Replies

Hello!Realized I can't keep avoiding (boring) technical research any longer. I really want an equipment upgrade.. My prefered budget is something like $1200/€1100 including lenses. Been using a Nikon D80 for a few years, but would love to get a camera with live view. Not sure what camera to buy. After browsing this forum the general opinion seems to be a Canon (read a suggestion for a 600D, is that still one of the best choices?) Are fullframe cameras a bad idea?What lenses to buy (and at what price you get decent lenses) is the most confusing to me. Been using the provided 18-135 mm Nikkor lens all along. It's worked OK for my general needs; animating/morphing 1 central clay object/subject. I've discovered it does distort the image pretty bad for anything that moves sideways though..Started on a landscape animation recently and I'm having problems with depth of field unless I'm too zoomed out for my liking (my workaround to this problem so far has been cropping images heavily, but I want to have leeway to pan this animation..). My sets are usually small, something like 30x60 cm. Would a manual 24 or 28 mm lens be enough to get decent depth of field (spanning 30 cm) on the entire set (while my intended final crop covers maybe 50% of the entire photo)? (Borrowed a full frame Canon 6D to try using live view, and i seem to have problems getting enough depth of field @ 24 mm/f22 with the attached 24-70 mm lens.) Do I need an even shorter focal length? 20? 15?So yeah, I have little technical knowledge, I always work with trial and error.. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help!Continue

 
 
 

Support Stop Motion Magazine

MESSAGE BOARD CATEGORIES

STOPMO NEWBIES
basic stopmo discussion

ANIMATOR TALK
experienced animators looking to improve

CAMERA & STAGE
animation camera, lighting and moco rigs

ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
animation tool and rigging discussion

STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS
frame capture, editing, and post-production

STORY
script, storyboarding and storyreel discussion

SOUND
lip-sync, sound effects and music

YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT
discuss your stopmo film

ARMATURES
ball & socket and wire armature discussion

MACHINE SHOP
metalwork tool & talk

SCULPTING
sculpture information and advice

HAIR & COSTUME
materials, patterns and technique

CASTING
foam, silicone and resin

CLAY
clay puppet construction

GENERAL PUPPET MAKING
other puppet fabrication issues

STOP MOTION SETS
set design and construction information

MODEL DEPARTMENT
miniature prop discussion

MATTE PAINTINGS
glass matte paintings and backgrounds

GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS
other puppet fabrication issues

STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION

FAVORITE STOP MOTION CHARACTERS

PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION

FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

ANIMATION SCHOOLS

STOP MOTION BOOKS

STOP MOTION ON VIDEO

JOBS & PROJECTS
post here if you are looking for talent to hire

SWAP MEET
stop motion items for sale

CHAT BOARD
general discussion

SITE FEEDBACK
report bugs, comments and suggestions here

STICKYBONES


 

Photos

Loading…

BLOGS

Create a Blog for your personal page. Go to My Page and click on Blog Posts. Access all Blog Posts here.

SPAM ALERT!

StopMotionAnimation.com has been hit hard by spammers lately. They have been creating several fake accounts every day, contacting and harassing members and posting suspicious content. If you see anything suspicious, don't click on any links, instead, send me their User Name. I will suspend them. 

Questions & Feedback
Report Spam or Abuse

© 2016   Created by Anthony Scott.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

.xg_widget_forum_index_index .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_listForCategory .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_show .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;}