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Strider replied to Eleanor Evans's discussion Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion
"Here's an amazing thread about cutout animation featuring advice from Bianca Ansems:  Animation on glass - How do I deal with reflections?"
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Haruko Napochka commented on Cait's photo
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Bear Puppet

"Wow, fantastic and very adorable ! I've never made puppets with fur, so I was just mesmerized. I hope to see your film project someday!"
10 hours ago
Eleanor Evans posted a discussion

Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly because I like result I've got in tests and partly because I just prefer the process). The rig I have been building is basically several layers of horizontal glass spaced a few centimetres apart to create the illusion of depth that I will photograph from above. I've seen similar layouts used by other animators but I haven't been able to find any images or information on how to light this to create even appearance and avoid refections on the layers of glass. Any suggestions or advice on lighting layers of glass? See More
11 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Michael's discussion Stop Motion Pro Eclipse
"I've replaced my dodgy old pentium 4/winXP pc with an iMac for framegrabbing in the studio, so I'm waiting for a native Mac OSX version before I upgrade to SMP Eclipse. (I know, I could also install Windows in the iMac and run SMP but I…"
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Anthony Leigh replied to McKinlay's discussion Ask a Model Maker...
"Thank you very much for your replies. It's very useful to have such knowledgeable people here. "
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Cait commented on Cait's photo
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"Thanks!  It was my first attempt at a puppet with fur.  I used faux fur for this but I want to try flocking my next one."
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Angus Lamont commented on Cait's photo
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"I like it! I'll need to try a bear sometime, made a gorilla a while back."
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Angus Lamont replied to Joe (Dinoman217)'s discussion What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?
"Thanks Nick, I haven't watched WDRTE, but I have seen clips of that Dinosaur and it looks amazing! Forgot about that one. I also saw a sequence with giant crabs which looked pretty cool. Danforth's monsters were pretty fantastic, though I…"
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Michael posted a discussion

Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

Does anybody have any reviews, experience or thoughts on the new Stop Motion Pro Eclipse?  I have Stop Motion Pro  7.5 Action, and I'm just wondering if I should upgrade.See More
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Josh Funk posted a video

The Spaceman - Sci-Fi, Stop-Motion, and Miniatures

A man builds a cardboard spaceship and travels to an alien planet to dispose of a mysterious object. This Sci-Fi short film was created with stop-motion, pup...
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Agustin Chapa replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Hi everybody! I'm Agustin Chapa. I'm Spanish but actually I'm based in Shanghai (China) working as photographer. I come from very different disciplines such as graphic design, 3d, retouching, and actually photography. In 2006 I was…"
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Strider replied to Joe (Dinoman217)'s discussion What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?
"I'll see those lists and raise you... a Garthok from Coneheads and a Demon Lord from The Gate. "
yesterday
StopmoNick replied to Joe (Dinoman217)'s discussion What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?
"A great list Angus!  Can't argue with any of those.  I'd definitely put your top three in my list, but  my top 5 might be Cyclops, Kong, Talos at no. 3, then Skeletons and Joe.   Ymir can stay at no. 6. I'd…"
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"Ha!  You had me with the title!  Ok, so I could see where it was going, but enjoyed it all the same."
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Lighting techniques for 2D cut out stop motion

Started by Eleanor Evans in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Strider 13 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I'm currently working on a project taking a lot of influence from python era cut out animation and I'm trying to use stop motion rather than photographing and using Toon Boom, photoshop etc. (mostly because I like result I've got in tests and partly…Continue

Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

Started by Michael in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Does anybody have any reviews, experience or thoughts on the new Stop Motion Pro Eclipse?  I have Stop Motion Pro  7.5 Action, and I'm just wondering if I should upgrade.Continue

Ask a Model Maker...

Started by McKinlay in SCULPTING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh 19 hours ago. 19 Replies

Howdy y'all!My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce yourself" thread, but I thought I'd give a wave in a…Continue

What are you favorite Pre-CGI stopmotion creatures from Film?

Started by Joe (Dinoman217) in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Angus Lamont yesterday. 4 Replies

When younger movie goers think of stop-motion they think of Clay-Mation cartoons. However though before CGI Existed, cartoons were not the only place where stop-motion was used. Back in the day, film-makers like Ray Harryhausen, Willis O'Brien, and…Continue

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Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Agustin Chapa yesterday. 438 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

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Started by Hairyhands in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Paulo Guga yesterday. 9 Replies

Hi guysJust about to release this on my channel and was wondering could I get any feedback on it. Be as harsh as you want as it will only make me better in the future. Was looking for feedback on everything, stop start, execution, humor, script…Continue

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