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Cheap and easy puppet making - add your tips & tricks!

Started by Bianca Ansems in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Angus Lamont yesterday. 38 Replies

I love making puppets and I'm always pushing for high quality. But I have been teaching silicone puppet making to BA animation students, and trying to train some people when they work with me, but as soon as I start talking chemicals or silicone with new people they blank out or think "Never mind stopmotion, drawing is easier - all you need is a pencil".It is a shame that many people look at the Frankenweenie puppets and think to create a puppet that they have to dive into the deep with silicone etc. And so often excuses to not make puppets is down to money or time or resources.So I thought, let's talk about cheap and easy ways of making puppets that still have good results! This thread is both for the experienced and new puppet maker. Of course not everything gives the best results, but it's not about that - it's about puppet making on budget!Here is a few things I use when I go cheap (I'll add more when I think of some!):- PAPERCLAYPaperclay doesn't give you the ability to add a lot of sculpting detail, but if you have simple or stylised puppets it is great to create heads with, because it is incredibly light when it dries - and so even the most fragile armature can hold it up.- TWO COMPONENT CLAYOh you lovely lovely stuff. This helped me more often than I like to admit, sometimes when sculpting a quick face, buttons for clothes or props in the set. Unfortunately it's still relatively pricey for the amount you get, so use it wisely - e.g. when sculpting a head I use a base of a wooden ball or someting to sculpt around. The most known one is called Green Stuff and you can get it for about £7 at Games Workshop.I also use it to "bone" wire armatures and/or hands: just make the wire armature, mold the clay around and let it dry. The exposed wire bends, but the bits with clay don't.- LATEXIf silicone is not at hand, I did my wire hands into latex to coat them into reasonable hands. You can get quite a good level of detail with it!- UPHOLSTERY FOAMUpholstery foam is…Continue

FPS (again)

Started by Bobby in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Blackshore on Sunday. 6 Replies

i recently animated at 24 fps shooting in twos. But now, it gives me a snappy playback animation. when i shot in ones, the playback animation was to fast. is there something im doing wrong? and also, how do i get smooth playback at 24 fps?

puppets

Started by Hope S in STOPMO NEWBIES on Saturday. 0 Replies

Hey everyone. I bought a Hue stop motion animation Camera and the software, unsure if anyone here is familur with it. I wanted to make a stop motion serries, kind of like a tv show? But with an animal i made up. Im 14, so my supplies and knowledge is limited. I thought maybe claymation but i wanted to make something that could last a long time and wouldnt get ruined. I own wire and foam, and sculpty clay. I have seen videos with latex pupets as dinosaurs, and dinosaur claymations. Does anyone have any knowledge with easy cheap puppets? the animal in my film will look similar to my profile picture. :) Continue

Need help with tie-down issue

Started by Anne Koreman in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Blackshore on Friday. 17 Replies

I've been working on my project for over a year now, and my main set is finally ready for filming. But, I've run into a problem with my tie downs that I've been losing sleep over for months now. For my main characters I used skeletons from animation supplies, that come with a hole in the foot to screw in threaded wire. The character walks down the street in a back-shot so the backs of his feet will be visible.I've built the street in a slope, with uneven pavement, using fiberglass and hotglue for the cobblestones. This rests on a table, so there is an empty space between the table and fiberglass street. This makes it very hard to put a screw something from the bottom since at the widest point it's a 10 cm space I have to bridge. I've considered using magnets for as far as I can reach under the street, but would that hold through the fiberglass? If anyone has any advice I would be very grateful, since filming it without tie-downs is hell...(Just Iphone pictures for now, sorry ><)Continue

Blackshore - WIP

Started by Blackshore in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Blackshore on Friday. 1 Reply

Hello folks. I thought I would create a WIP section of my ongoing project. Second revision of my Kitten. Silicon body, PVC (?) Eyes. LUT applied.Continue

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HDMI converter for Sony Alpha 7II

Started by Andrew AJ in CAMERA & STAGE on Friday. 0 Replies

Hey guys. What HDMI converter card is better or you can recommend for using it with Sony Alpha 7II to get LiveView from Dragonframe? And maybe somebody can draw a raw sketch step by step how to setup all that gear)))? Thank you in advance!

FPS (again)

Started by Bobby in STOPMO NEWBIES on Thursday. 0 Replies

i recently animated at 24 fps shooting in twos. But now, it gives me a snappy playback animation. when i shot in ones, the playback animation was to fast. is there something im doing wrong? and also, how do i get smooth playback at 24 fps?

FPS (again)

Started by Bobby in STOPMO NEWBIES on Thursday. 0 Replies

i recently animated at 24 fps shooting in twos. But now, it gives me a snappy playback animation. when i shot in ones, the playback animation was to fast. is there something im doing wrong? and also, how do i get smooth playback at 24 fps?

Ask a Model Maker...

Started by McKinlay in SCULPTING. Last reply by Andrew AJ Jun 22. 20 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 couple different sections.I enjoy helping others out, so feel free to ask me any questions about making models or props. Can't talk too much about things going on at Laika, but I have plenty of other knowledge to share.I'm also writing an ebook about model making for stop motion, and so may ask some feedback from anyone interested in giving it at some point.Thanks everyone!P.S. Since a few people have expressed interested, send me an email at animationmodelshop@gmail.com if you'd like me to let you know when the ebook will be available for purchase. It'll be a few months. I'll give a free copy to the first handful of people who want on the list, in exchange for your initial thoughts and opinions. :)Continue

Site validation certificate

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in SITE FEEDBACK. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jun 22. 3 Replies

My virus checker throws up a warning about not being able to validate the site's certificate. It says it comes from *.ning.com, which looks a bit odd to me.The checker says that hackers may be diverting it and stealing information, so won't let me onto pages when I click e.g. on the top 7 threads.Can you confirm that everything is OK and that my virus checker is just being a bit too conscientious? Thanks!Continue

 
 
 

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