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Making a Stop Motion Puppet Part 10

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Making a Stop Motion Puppet Part 10

This is part 10 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 Animat...
Sunday
Mark Blann replied to Mark Blann's discussion Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens
"Thanks for the reply. Wasn't completely sure. I ended up picking up a Nikon Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 micro AI Manual Focus lens on Ebay. Hoping this will work! Mark"
Sunday
Zach Macias replied to Zach Macias's discussion My friend and I spent two years on and off making this LEGO stop-mo homage to 1970s crime films
"I abandoned pretty much any pretense of being able to monetize this video a while ago. My YouTube channel was recently deemed ineligible for the Partnership Program, so I wouldn't have been able to monetize it even if I used non-copyright…"
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Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens

Started by Mark Blann in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Mark Blann on Sunday. 2 Replies

With a Canon Rebel, will this lens be ok? I'm looking to get a used manual focus lens on ebay.I read that the Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens would work. Any thoughts?Thanks,MarkContinue

My friend and I spent two years on and off making this LEGO stop-mo homage to 1970s crime films

Started by Zach Macias in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Zach Macias on Saturday. 4 Replies

THE CLEANERS - YouTube linkHey everyone! I'm new to StopMotionAnimation.com, but myself a 14 year vet of stop motion animation. I just recently wrapped and released this short LEGO animation co-created with my fellow animator friend Nathan Wells, and we're both super proud of it and glad to finally get to show it off. We came up with the idea over a weekend with the intent to shoot it in a couple of days, which ended up turning into about 2-3 weekends, and then post ended up turning into two years. It took far longer than expected because we both had full-time jobs to navigate which ate up most of our free time, and somewhere along the way we decided to give ourselves as much time to put as much polish into it as possible because we really liked the footage we shot and wanted to do right by it. As you may be able to tell, we drew a lot of inspiration from the stylings of Tarantino and other crime films both classic and contemporary to give it an old school grungy kind of vibe and visual style. We hope you enjoy it! If you did and wanna learn more about the production, there's a write-up available on Nathan's website with a lot of behind the scenes pictures as well.Continue

Tags: steely, floyd, dan, animation, hitmen

Prop making

Started by Igor Bertella in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Ed Riccardi on Saturday. 10 Replies

Hey guys, i'm working on my first animation short. This week i made some of the bedroom props and i'd like to share with you. Hope you like it. :)If you have any opinion, tips or advices, i'd to like read it.ThanksContinue

Is 3d printing my models the best method for stop motion?

Started by Bunny Chang in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Geoff Clark on Friday. 1 Reply

Doing the action figure 3d printing method.I’ve been making models for about 6 years now and I want to actually start animating.Thing is I would have to paint on these models. And had hair clothing etc as their just base models is 3d pritning joints the best method for stop motion?Continue

Animation on glass - How do I deal with reflections?

Started by Gemedet in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Tess Martin on Thursday. 14 Replies

Hey guys, I'm doing paper-cutout animation on glass for the first time, and I guess I didn't realize how big of an issue the reflections would be.  I'm using a pane of glass on top to keep everything flat, and since the camera's pointed straight down, it picks up its own reflection (as well as everything around it).  I've tried moving the lights around, but it seems no matter how I point them, I can't fix the issue.  Is there some trick to lighting for glass sets?  Or is there anything else I can do?Thanks!Continue

About Puppet Putty

Started by Antonio J. Cebrián in CLAY. Last reply by Don Carlson on Wednesday. 23 Replies

Hey, Don. I'm interested in trying your Puppet Putty clay. In the webshop there is a "translucent white", but I need "normal white". Do you have a "not translucent white?And another question: How much is shipping to Spain? How many blocks are the best for optimize shipping cost?Continue

Tags: clay, animacion, plastilina, putty, Puppet

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Started by Lewis Crabtree in STOPMO NEWBIES Jun 12. 0 Replies

Hello everyone, Its been a long time since I've been on this forum.I need help (in more than one way......but that another story ☺) I'm looking at buying a new camera and I've spent a  lot of time researching ( new and second hand) and I wondered if anyone here has tried using a Panasonic  Lumix DMC-G7?  How did you find using this camera? Is it easy to use? It says in the description  that it has a stop motion/ time lapse function but is this a help or a hinder?I hope someone can help me as i am on the end of my tether Thank you in advanceLewisContinue

Tags: Help, camera, DMC-G7, Lumix, Panasonic

Any advice on wire armatures?

Started by Aksel Satrom in ARMATURES. Last reply by Geoff Clark Jun 11. 3 Replies

I need some advice on wire armatures, are magnets better than tie downs?Continue

 
 
 

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