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DoubleG replied to DoubleG's discussion Small project I did to enter the loopdeLoop challenge
"StopmoNick, Thank you for the nice comments. I thought indeed that if I would make a good armature an animal with 4 legs would be able to walk proper. But alas it was more difficult than I thought. It took me a lot of time to get the rat walking a…"
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StopmoNick replied to DoubleG's discussion Small project I did to enter the loopdeLoop challenge
"An appealing rat character, and a good ending!  And you have the character offscreen at the beginning and end, so it's a good clean loop. You could do a little more with the nose twitching when he sniffs, if the snout is flexible.…"
Sep 13
Ian Harding posted a video

Stop Motion Animation 'ZEY THE MOUSE' Episode 4 'Clara's Birthday' London Westminster FIMO

A brand new episode of Zey and friend's! The gang visit London and Big Ben, for Clara Cat's birthday, they encounter a thief on the tube train, and go after ...
Sep 13
Christopher Chirico posted a video

Heliraptor

A new PowerPoint animation. It is a tedious process but it gives a pretty decent old school result.
Sep 13

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Some shots from Finity Calling

Started by Jasper Kuipers in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Jasper Kuipers yesterday. 20 Replies

Hi everyone!It has been a while since I posted something from this project I am working on titled Finity Calling. I showed some work in progress, props and puppets earlier but no animation yet. The reason is that I spent the last 13 months animating on animating and I didn't find the time to put something up really. So the good news is that I just finished my last shot a couple of days ago!I am very happy to show a couple of the shots here. All of these are straight out of the studio, so no postproduction work is done on them yet. That's the next phase. :)Continue

Tags: calling, finity, shots, animation

Finding Nikkon D Type Lens

Started by Roo Nelo in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Friday. 8 Replies

I've been using a kit lens with my Nikkon D5200. However, after changing the background for a recent animation, I noticed a great amount of flicker. I've read about using a Nikkon D Type lens with some electrical tape on the contacts. I did a search for D lenses on Google and Ebay, but it's been a bit confusing pinpointing if a lens I'm looking at is a D lens. Often I get results stating a DX, which I believe is different from my understanding.Is there a certain part of the name of the lens that indicates it is from the D series? I'm interested in buying a 55mm, if anybody is able to link me to one as well. On the cheap side would be a plus.Continue

Problem with lighting and I am not sure why

Started by DoubleG in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Friday. 21 Replies

Dear people,(probably not entirely a newbie but this seems a good place to ask basic questions)I'm planning a new small project. Since it was a few years ago I did something with stopmotion I decided to test a few things before hand.I got all set-up and shot a small test with an old Dalek toy I had laying around. So I animated it by taken shots with my camera, imported in my software, added some sound and was done in a few hours.But as you can see I have some lighting issues. Half way and in the end there are some frames that has more light exposure then the rest. Tomorrow I will try again but am wondering what went wrong? Is it just that the light that shined on the camera lessened because of the Dalek or has it to do with my camera? I put all AUTO setting off, work with a fixed ISO setting and so on.So if anyone has some pointers for me I would really be grateful :)CheersGerard "DoubleG"Continue

Small project I did to enter the loopdeLoop challenge

Started by DoubleG in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by DoubleG on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hello all,Today I finished my small project for the loopdeLoop September animation challenge.My main reason to enter was the fact that I didn't make an stop-motion clip during a few years due to work and stuff:) So I needed to get in or on? it again with purpose. I used another camera, I used a new set with new lights and-so-on. So there was  a lot of testing going on before I started animating and since I mostly have grand and often crazy ambitious ideas it took some time to get started.But in this month and a halve or so I finished it. A lot of work for basically a small clip of 45 seconds :). And it has some flaws, I cannot deny it but it was a good learning experience and in the end it is a fun clip to watch anyway I think. So cheers and if any comments or question arises I am looking forward to answer them.Wasted Rat LoopdeLoop from DoubleG Productions on Vimeo.With regards,Gerard "DoubleG Productions"Continue

What to do about staining by plastinella

Started by DoubleG in CLAY. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián Sep 8. 2 Replies

Hello all,For a new project I'm using Lyra Modello Schoolplast. I don't know if anybody has used this before? My problem with it is that it stains very easily on my underground. You can see it in the shot, small oily stains where a puppet or something has touched the underground.Am I doing something wrong? Do I use the wrong kind of plastinella / plasticine? Any advice?With regards,DoubleGContinue

Making of "Waiting to grow" from Stopmo Jam

Started by Antonio J. Cebrián in CLAY. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián Sep 8. 2 Replies

The Making of "Waiting to grow". My shot in the film "Stopmo Jam". I used Puppet Putty with wire armature and some replacement technics.https://youtu.be/f3zS5tPZR6oContinue

Tags: puppet, putty, stopmo, jam, replacement

Stop Motion Light Setup

Started by Kevin Stratton in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 5. 6 Replies

Hey Guys!I'm looking to build a light kit for my home studio and I have done quite a bit of research but now I am to the point where I want to buy something by the end of the week.What are some of the lighting setups that others are using for their work? I've been thinking about grabbing a few Red Head Tungstens from Came Tv. I can pick up 3 for around $300 and I know Aardman uses a few of them around their sets. I am unsure of what I should buy that will light my set from above? Maybe a large softbox from Westcott?Any help would be greatly appreciated.kevinContinue

paper animation

Started by Roberta Carbone in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by StopmoNick Sep 3. 5 Replies

Hello to everybody!I've to shoot a scene where the sheets of a dictionary fly away from the dictionary towards the camera...I'd like to ask you if you know how to make this scene. I've tried with a paper tined to a invisible wire but I'm not happy of the result :(thank you in advance for your help!Continue

Tags: dictionary, flying, paper

Help a friend

Started by Alejandra Medina in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Alejandra Medina Aug 31. 2 Replies

Hello wonderful people of Stop Motion animation!A good friend of mine and fellow coworker recently got accepted into an Aardman Animation Internship, but she needs some help. Please feel free to check out her gofundme:https://www.gofundme.com/help-molly-get-to-aardmanenglandAnything helps, even if it's just spreading the word around.Thank you for taking the time to read this.Continue

Dragonframe not recognizing take file folder?

Started by Glen Smakula in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Eric Scott Aug 31. 6 Replies

So I just finished animating a 2.5 minute singe take video, and after taking a little break before going into post production, I came back to Dragonframe not displaying the 4500 images I took within the application.  Fortunately all of the images are saved but the edits are not conformed if that affects anything.  Any ideas of what's going on or any good work-arounds?Continue

 
 
 

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