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1:6 scale props

Started by Devin Pingree in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by StopmoNick 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Does anyone have any suggestions on purchasing 1:6 scale props? I've found that there's much more 1:12 props. I have found some things in Ken and Barbie sets on E-bay. Continue

Tags: props, 1:6, scale

Horse Puppet Issue

Started by Rebecca Agnew in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi There,I have been a long time reader but have just joined the group!I recently made a horse with a wire armature and articulated jaw which I cast in silicone but it is too heavy and there is not enough movement in the neck. When I tried to build up the body with more foam the silicone did not stick. I am hapy with how it looks....just not the movement.Is the only solution foam latex? (I have not used this before)Continue

Tags: armature, silicone, Puppetmaking

Cheap foam latex?

Started by Count Croc in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Saturday. 3 Replies

I’ve been looking into foam latex and MonsterMaker’s is really expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative?Continue

Start a new armature

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by John Burrows on Thursday. 15 Replies

Hi here is a new armature i started for Misha Klienalso a picture of a new small armature compared to and older on i did and a close up of the footContinue

Anyone here follow Frantic Frames on Instagram? I did a podcast with him on how he gets lots of brands asking him to do stop mo posts on Instagram

Started by Mozen in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION on Thursday. 0 Replies

If you're following my podcast, I just posted the latest episode with Instagram-famous Ben Treat, otherwise known as Frantic Frames, who's become a sought after animator on Instagram by brands looking for unique stop motion promotions.Here's our chat on how he gets new gigs every month, and how animated 100 videos in 100 days (and by the way he's only 17):https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-33-instagram-famous-frantic-frames-on-how-to-do-100-stop-mo-posts-in-a-row-no-matter-whatContinue

Yank Tug Yank -- short film

Started by Maureen Z in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT Sep 10. 0 Replies

Hello! I'd like to share my short film Yank Tug Yank completed in 2017.https://vimeo.com/226621152Continue

*Emerges from underground covered in dust* *Blinks blindly at the sun* ..."Hello is anyone still here??"

Started by Duane Petrie in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 6. 8 Replies

Has it been 7 years already??Guys I don't know if y'all remember me, but I used to frequent this forum quite a lot since about the year 2000. I've had many great conversations and swapped SMA knowledge with quite a few of you over the years, quietly lurked and learned here for years before that, and have met some of the most talented (and equally generous) people I've ever known. To be honest, I didn't know if I would still know anyone here after how much time had passed! But low-and-behold, after poking around I quickly started to see them again: Nick, Ron, Strider, Greyguy, Anthony, Marc, Don, Jriggity, and many more old friends names I recognize and used to eagerly follow. As well as many new outstandingly talented contributors.But right now I feel a little bit like Brendan Fraser walking out of the bomb shelter or Captain America coming out from the ice. In 2012 I lost my job, then went through some other messy stuff like a divorce etc., then took a job in a completely new career path (stock broker), and my animation came to a complete halt -- LITERALLY, the two figures I was animating are still posed for the next shot in my garage to this day! Albeit covered in probably an inch of dust...  And now coming back to this world, so much has changed! It's called Dragon Frame now? What's the deal with these LED lights? We can actually afford 3D printers now?!? How are the purists reacting to that? I was in such a whirlwind trying to obtain all my finance licenses and move up the corporate ladder that I never had time for hobbies. Well, a few weeks ago an old friend and I decided to leave all that behind and start our own video marketing company: StudioMighty Productions And a big part of that was so we could focus more on our passions, and for me that's SMA.It feels good to peak back into this world, but it's also intimidating. So I'm wondering if you guys would cut me some slack and help…Continue

Tags: Motion, Pro, Animation, Stop, Frame

House of Monsters Kickstarter Budget Breakdown

Started by Dawn Brown in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Geoff Clark Sep 6. 11 Replies

Hey everyone, I have been asked to share our preliminary budget from the House of Monsters Kickstarter campaign from a few years ago. This was our early plan for how the funds would be spent. One of these days I would like to update this to reflect what we ended up spending. I can tell you, the Kickstarter rewards ended up costing 3x what we planned. International shipping killed us. We did not end up renting a stage, and rolled those funds to the rewards and materials and supplies. Also - we brought on a famous actor for the voice over when we were well into the project, and he was not budgeted here. We went over budget considerably, but I hope this serves as a good starting point for anyone considering a crowdfunding project. Thanks.Continue

Podcast with Animator of the first claymation feature film: I Pogo Go

Started by Mozen in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Duane Petrie Sep 6. 2 Replies

He also animated on Vincent, the stop motion sequence for Elf, the Simpsons stop motion couch gag, and a ton of other stuff! His story is interesting, because instead of focusing entirely on stop motion, he expanded his skill set to include special effects, producing, writing, puppeteering, etc., which ended up making his studio more successful and giving him greater opportunities to work on really cool stop motion projects.Plus, he shares:How to mentally position yourself so you’ll always be in-demand by studiosImportant notes to make when negotiating a contractHow to gain connections at the top studiosWhat is was like working with Tim Burtonhttps://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-32-master-stop-mo-animator-producer-fx-artist-stephen-chiodo-on-how-to-be-sought-afterContinue

I just published a podcast with Dale Hayword (See Creature) who directed Bone Mother for the National Film Board of Canada

Started by Mozen in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Geoff Clark Sep 4. 5 Replies

Some highlights include how he developed a 3D printing process for the replacement faces, the complete process of what it took to film the 8 minute short, and also how to appear more legit to potential brands that want to hire you.Here's the episode. I hope you enjoy :)https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast/episode-19-dale-hayward-creator-of-bone-mother-on-how-to-become-a-stop-motion-director-at-the-nfb Continue

 
 
 

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