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Dawn Brown replied to Colleen McWatters's discussion The legalities of an animated series
"Best of luck with your web series, I look forward to checking it out! :) "
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Dawn Brown replied to Colleen McWatters's discussion The legalities of an animated series
"Hi Jowanneke, Yes, you can, provided certain conditions are met. Here's the link to the US copyright rules. http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf "
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"The original face was made form Super Sculpy and then I made a mold of that and poured a copy in resin (white plastic). Then I altered the resin copy by creating a hole for the moth replacements. To fill any holes and for overall smoothness I filled…"
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"The bounce is really nice and give the Tauntaun some weight, good bit of animating."
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StopmoNick replied to Angus Lamont's discussion The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project
"The mouth and teeth are definitely heading in the right direction. i have a feeling it is maybe a bit too much on a flat plane though? I haven't seen a profile photo of GF but I think it could help if the mouth came forward more. Not a…"
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"If that is hard putty, I wouldn't put it on the wrist like that. That is the spot where the wrist should bend. This could make you have to bend it further up, where the forearm bones should be, which looks pretty ugly. Any action where you need…"
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"thanks, I think I'm gonna try that!"
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Colleen McWatters replied to Colleen McWatters's discussion The legalities of an animated series
"Thank you for the advice, Dawn!"
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jowanneke replied to Colleen McWatters's discussion The legalities of an animated series
"Hi Dawn, can a foreigner also copyright a film in the US, because I'm from Holland and the rules slightly differ over here? Would be simple if I could registre it online!"
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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Yorwick's discussion Choosing a New Laptop For Animation
"I bought a secondhand MacBook Pro (early 2008 model) with Adobe CS5 on it, only 4 Gb RAM, and it ran very well. I now have another secondhand MBP (late 2011 - never used!) 8Gb RAM and a faster processor (2.6 I think). It's going very nicely.…"
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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Hairyhands's discussion Feedback
"It's up to you. I could not find your channel, presumably called hairyhands, on YouTube. If you want some feedback, you need to provide the link."
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Dawn Brown replied to Colleen McWatters's discussion The legalities of an animated series
"The best advice will come from a lawyer, obviously. Specifically one that specializes in copyright and trademark law. As an indie filmmaker, I usually register my scripts with the Writer's Guild and then the final film with the US Copyright…"
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Colleen McWatters posted a discussion

The legalities of an animated series

Hi All, This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but here we go. I am currently working on a stop motion animation web series. After 5 years of hard work, we are finally in production of season 1 which consists of 8 episodes that are 20 minutes each. We plan to release episode 1 this summer. We have obtained copyrights on all 8 scripts for season 1. Now here is my question. Do I need to copyright or trademark my images and puppets also? And if so, how would I go about doing that? For example, The Simpsons is set in Springfield which consists of a large cast of characters, all of which are a part of the Simpsons brand. I have a similar scenario in which I have a town, Center Square, and 79 puppets that will be on screen throughout the 8 episodes of season 1. So, since the scripts have a copyright, are the characters that appear in the scripts covered by said copyright? Or will I need to copyright each puppet? I have never dealt with the legalities of images before, only…See More
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The legalities of an animated series

Started by Colleen McWatters in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Dawn Brown 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi All, This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but here we go. I am currently working on a stop motion animation web series. After 5 years of hard work, we are finally in production of season 1 which consists of 8 episodes that are 20…Continue

The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project

Started by Angus Lamont in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick 14 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi I am planning a short film tribute to the famous British Comedian/Ukulele Player, George Formby. Some of you may have heard me talking of this. The thing is I have a Canon DSLR but no software. The reason why is that I have virtually no money so…Continue

Choosing a New Laptop For Animation

Started by Yorwick in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 2 Replies

I am considering a new laptop, but I want to make sure I make the right choice before investing. It is very important to me that it is still compatible with the animation and editing software that I am used to.My current computer is a MacBook Pro…Continue

Feedback

Started by Hairyhands in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi guysWas looking for feedback on my new video (the book is the main part of the stop start) and some other parts but what I was really looking for was feedback with the story telling. Iv been doing it for so long now that it makes sense to me but…Continue

Storyboarding for first stop motion short

Started by Angus Lamont in STORY. Last reply by Angus Lamont on Tuesday. 7 Replies

What is the best way of storyboarding for a stop motion short? What do I need to include? Does anyone have any example storyboards they are willing to upload?Continue

Any New News About the Old Message Board?

Started by MartindeMadrid in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Don Carlson on Tuesday. 29 Replies

Haven't seen any updates recently about getting access going for the old SMA Message Board archive.  I really miss it, and need some of the information in it.  Just sayin'.Continue

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