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Dinosaur documentary from 1960's

Hello, everyone!Does anyone have any information about this documentary I found on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQpzamAP_GQThe animation is quite good and I was wondering if anyone knew who the animators (or company) was that produced this.  I can't seem to find any more information about it.Thanks!See More
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Strider replied to Cor Snel's discussion tie downs
"Here's the text from a tutorial I wrote for StopMoShorts years ago. Unfortunately the site is long gone and the pictures no longer exist,so I apologize for references to pictures that aren't there - I hope the text alone gets it across.Ill…"
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Cor Snel posted a discussion

tie downs

Hi there, I've seen several video's how to tien down puppets and make walk cycles ets. But can somebody explain how you repair the holes you drill in the surface afterwards? I can imagine how to fill the holes on a rough surface. But on a smooth surface, I think you can see al the repairs very easily.See More
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Dinosaur documentary from 1960's

Started by Kevin Fanning in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello, everyone!Does anyone have any information about this documentary I found on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQpzamAP_GQThe animation is quite good and I was wondering if anyone knew who the animators (or company) was that produced this.  I can't seem to find any more information about it.Thanks!Continue

tie downs

Started by Cor Snel in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Strider 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi there, I've seen several video's how to tien down puppets and make walk cycles ets. But can somebody explain how you repair the holes you drill in the surface afterwards? I can imagine how to fill the holes on a rough surface. But on a smooth surface, I think you can see al the repairs very easily.Continue

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1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM

Started by Anthony Scott in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Anthony Scott yesterday. 53 Replies

Announcing the 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM!What is it?An opportunity for animators to be a part of a stop motion experimental film.How does it work?You animate at home or in your studio. Your animation takes place on a simple white set. A white sweep is best. (see set examples below) Your subject(s) must enter frame at the start and exit frame by the end so that the next shot can be cut together with yours. One shot, no cuts, up to 20 seconds in length.Deadline to complete animation is April 18, 2016. Once all entries are submitted, I'll cut them together and feature the final film here on StopMotionAnimation.com.RULES AND GUIDELINESI will update this as needed so check back occasionally.Deadline: April 18, 2016 (extended from April 1)Theme: Spring (all definitions of the word)Shot length: Up to 20 seconds. One shot, no cuts.Set Floor and Background must be white, a white sweep is a good way to accomplish this. Your shot must start with a blank white frame and end the same way.Puppets can be made of clay, paper, foam, wire, sand, whichever materials you can utilize to create your design but it must be stop motion animated. Sorry no LEGOs, action figures, toys, or store bought items are allowed UNLESS it is modified (painted, covered with paper or clay, etc). The goal is to make a hand-made experimental film. Stop motion puppets, 2d cutouts, sand, painting, pixelation, all hand-made animation techniques allowed as long as it is against a white field. Depending on interest, there may be a LEGO JAM or a CLAY JAM in the future.Audio, dialogue, sound effects are allowed but no music please. I will try to either have music composed or find music that fits the whole film if needed.Content must be ok for kids to watch. Please nothing political. I reserve the right not to include your animation if it doesn't fit into these guidelines. If you have any questions, please post below.---------Technical GuidelinesFrame Rate: 24fpsAspect Ratio 1920 x…Continue

Dan of the Dead now available on Vimeo on demand

Started by Peter Ellis in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Peter Ellis yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello allI'm happy to announce that my independent Stop-Motion Zombie film Dan of the Dead is now available online via Vimeo on demand.I made the film over 18 months after a successful kickstarter campaign. I'd love you guys to see it and give your own little reviews on what you thought of it. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/danofthedeadWe have a voucher code running for the next few weeks giving you a £1 off when you purchase the film for your devices. Just type DOTDUKPROMO I hope you all enjoy itThanks for your timePeteContinue

Tags: zombies, claymation, animation, stop-motion

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 288 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a new episode of LIVE CHAT hosted by Marc Spess on at 8pm Central time. Set you computer's alarm so ya don't forget! Here's a link to the live show page... Click Here!Continue

Stop Motion Pro?

Started by Crash Cunningham in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick on Thursday. 8 Replies

Does anyone know anything about Stop Motion Pro? I can't seem to access the website.Continue

Stand Up style Cut out armatures

Started by Jasmine Best in ARMATURES. Last reply by Steve Boot on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I wanted to start experimenting with stand up style cut out animation. An example would be the "I Have Your Heart" music video by Kim Boekinder, Molly Crabapple, and Jim Batt.I have found very little info on making armatures for this style of puppet. I did find this image of the back of the puppets on the official blog but that is it.Specifically, I am interested in making flat strong joints that can stay hidden behind thin cuts of paper.Does anyone have experience with this?Continue

Tags: standing, flat, joints, armatures, out

Bump in the Night Panel in Santa Clara February 14

Started by Anthony Scott in FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS. Last reply by Anthony Scott on Wednesday. 1 Reply

A generation ago, I worked on a stop motion TV series called Bump in the Night. This weekend in at AOD 2016 in Santa Clara, Ken Pontac will host a panel discussing this series. Here are the details:Bump In The NightWith Ken Pontac (Writer). Sun at 1 pm for 60 minutes. In room Live Events 2. Way back in the last century, before there was Facebook and iPhones and WMDs there was a stop-motion TV series called Bump in the Night. Created by Ken Pontac and David Ichioka (nee Bleiman), the series ran for two seasons and a Christmas special before it was axed during the bloody acquisition of ABC by Disney. A subversively smart show, BITN was probably more suited to today's audiences than those of 1994. Well, today's audiences are in luck, since the fine folks at Mill Creek Entertainment have just released the definitive BITN compilation. There just might be some free DVDs at this panel to hand out to lucky attendees!http://www.aodsf.org/Continue

PODCAST: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Animators Call Milwaukee Home Once Again

Started by Anthony Scott in PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION. Last reply by Norm DeCarlo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Podcast Interview with animators Owen Klatte and Angie GlockaI worked with both Angie and Owen on Gumby, Nightmare Before Christmas, Bump in the Night. In fact, on my first day at the Gumby Studio in 1987, my first assignment was assisting Angie animating a shot with the Blockheads dropping a net from a helicopter..still remember that. Anyway, have a listen, it's about 20 mins long. Continue

Anyone up for a London based studio share?

Started by Ruth Barrett in CHAT BOARD on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hello folks, I'm currently renting part of a little studio space in London, E14 and the other person is moving out soon. Just wondered if there are any London based sto-moers that might be interested in sharing?It's in a basement (no windows) 24 hour access and good value for money (but a bit much for me on my own)   Send an email to rufusdude@hotmail.co.uk if you want more deets.Cheers!Continue

 
 
 

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