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Making a Stop Motion Puppet Part 4

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Making a Stop Motion Puppet Part 4

This is part 4 in the series of making a stop motion puppet. A mini me. I'm creating a mini character of myself to eventually animate on the show. My Animate...
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This is a Dog - Behind The Scenes

Ever wonder how we make our stop motion videos? Check out our new Behind the Scenes for "This is a Dog". There are still a few days to vote for our film in t...
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"Very funny -- nice twist at the end!"
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"Very commical, excellent animation and animal's, love the full hand made everything, well done :)"
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Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) - Sparks

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Lip Sync

Started by Graham Ludders in SOUND. Last reply by Geoff Clark on Thursday. 3 Replies

Hello all, I'm having trouble figuring out which approach to take to lip sync my clay armature. I'm considering making multiple mouths with hardened clay and swapping them out of my Plasticine clay head (just the jaw and mouth area). Is there an easier way? Should I just sculpt the mouth as I go along? Any help is appreciated. Continue

Adding limbs to ball-and-socket armatures

Started by Connor Bushoven in ARMATURES. Last reply by Geoff Clark on Thursday. 1 Reply

Hello! I'm in the beginning stages of working on a puppet of the Egyptian God Sobek (head of crocodile with human body) and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on attaching a tail to a pre-existing ball-and-socket armature. I'm hoping to make the tail out of braided wire and build-up foam w/latex and am unsure of how I might go about connecting it to the armature. Any help is appreciated!

Hiring for Five Minute Educational Stop Motion Video

Started by Caitlin in JOBS & PROJECTS. Last reply by R. Eric Jenkins May 13. 3 Replies

We're looking to partner with an experienced stop motion animator for an educational video. We don't have a preference for medium (clay, paper, etc)- we just need it to look great. The script and visual descriptions are written, but we need someone to bring it to life. I'm assuming we'll need a revision process (our client will want to have input) but would appreciate your expertise in doing that as efficiently as possible with this kind of animation.If interested please send me a message with your contact info and link to samples or reel. Thanks!Continue

Life of Gray script critique?

Started by Graham Ludders in STORY. Last reply by Graham Ludders May 13. 9 Replies

Hey all. Before I start getting voice actors, would you take a look at my script? I need some honest but constructive critique. Thank you. Continue

Flicker vanquished!

Started by Dave Cooley in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Rebecca De La Torre May 12. 2 Replies

Finally acquired a manual lens and did this quick piece of animation as a test. Previous attempts with the lens my Canon T1i DSLR came with had an annoying flicker, but it's gone now!Continue

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Making silicone hands

Started by Darius Stuart in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Darius Stuart May 11. 8 Replies

I've made this paw out of clay and baked it. Now I would like to make a mold from it to create a replica using silicone. I bought some Rebound 25 to make the mold but I'm wondering if that's the best product to use especially since the paw is small. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.Continue

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What goes under silicone?

Started by David Braga in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 11. 6 Replies

If you make a silicone cast of a body, what do you put under that to keep the weight down, and keep it flexible. For a stick thin character, I'd imagine silicone would be fine, but if a character is a bit fatter and you still want silicone skin, etc, do you pad the body out before finishing it off in silicone? With latex, you'd use foam, but I think I read that silicone soaks into the foam, so wouldn't be as good.  Any advice would be, as ever, much appreciated :-)Continue

Foam latex alternative?

Started by Jerry S in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 11. 9 Replies

Greetings all! My first post on this wonderful site. I came across a simple and inexpensive method of making a type of foam latex on youtube. Its basically unflavored gelatin, water and dish soap. Has anyone tried this method for making stop motion puppets? Its seems much simpler than using traditional foam latex which needs a special oven and mixing/temp/humidity requirements. But will is it any good? Any thoughts would be appreciated.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGOq80QzXe0Continue

 
 
 

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