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Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems

Hey guys!I was wondering if anyone had any experience using the products from Berkey Systems for rigging on their stop motion sets?I really like how these products look but was wondering if anyone has used them? Whether using C-stands or overhanging stands, trying to use a ball and socket rig to cover a long distance causes the rig to bounce and take forever to settle before taking a photo. These blocks and tubes seem like they would be a lot sturdier to rig from. Bottom video shows a stop…See More
53 minutes ago
John Oakley replied to Samer Khaleel's discussion Hand made armature
"I'd like to see a video. There's always things to learn."
10 hours ago
Samer Khaleel posted a discussion

Hand made armature

Hello,Here is a photo of my 3rd version of the hand made armature I'm working on (not final yet).I used plexyglass sheet, steel, plastic balls and wood.Do you think I should make a video tutorial for it after I finish.See More
20 hours ago
Ben White replied to Yorwick's discussion Stop Motion Armatures in the US
"Hi, I just found an Easy store called AnimateCreate.  About half kit, half scratch.  They were the best price I've found so far.  I got a couple packs of plates, some balls and collars.  Enough for 2 armatures for about…"
21 hours ago

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Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems

Started by Kevin Stratton in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT 53 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hey guys!I was wondering if anyone had any experience using the products from Berkey Systems for rigging on their stop motion sets?I really like how these products look but was wondering if anyone has used them? Whether using C-stands or overhanging stands, trying to use a ball and socket rig to cover a long distance causes the rig to bounce and take forever to settle before taking a photo. These blocks and tubes seem like they would be a lot sturdier to rig from. Bottom video shows a stop motion production for "Mcdonalds." At 1:24 the overhead rigging system is used and it looks AMAZING!!!!http://store.berkeysystem.com/kits-efx-1/http://www.berkeysystem.com/im-lovin-it/Continue

Hand made armature

Started by Samer Khaleel in ARMATURES. Last reply by John Oakley 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello,Here is a photo of my 3rd version of the hand made armature I'm working on (not final yet).I used plexyglass sheet, steel, plastic balls and wood.Do you think I should make a video tutorial for it after I finish.Continue

Stop Motion Armatures in the US

Started by Yorwick in ARMATURES. Last reply by Ben White 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

I've just relocated  back to the States after seven years studying in the UK. I used animationsupplies.net to get armatures for all the short films I made in my UK studio. Now back in New York, I can't find a US equivalent. I've seen online stores selling animationsupplies.net armatures but for much higher prices. I'd appreciate some advice from any US-based animators. What's your favorite source for ball-and-socket armature kits? Or do you prefer to make your own from scratch?Thanks in advance!Continue

CGI films that mimic Stop-motion?

Started by T F in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Adam Taylor 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

What are some CGI animated short films that do a decent job in mimicking stop-motion animation?Something like Gracht - Joost de Jong.Continue

Tags: Something, animation?, stop-motion, mimicking, like

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Ben White 21 hours ago. 521 Replies

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

Stuffed stop motion, Goda style

Started by Erin Mills in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Adam Taylor yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi Guys,I am new hear and fairly new to stop motion. I wanted to get some advice on something I tried to scan this website for but couldn't really find what I am looking for. I wanted to get some advice on how to construct a stuffed puppet that is similar to Tsuneo Goda, who created Domo. He is a Japanese stop motion artist who operates Dwarf Studio's in Japan. I wanted to make a stop motion about my 2 dogs in this particular style but cannot find information on how to put a stuffed puppet together. I think I understand what type of materials you would use, but its the actual structure for it that is confusing me. I tried googling it but it always showed examples of people just putting wire etc into stuffed animals which is not what I want, i would actually like to see if i could get a armature made etc but need to understand what i would need etc :)Has anyone made one of these puppets before?Any type of information o this would be great and appreciated Continue

Tags: Japanese, Goda, stuffed

CONAN THE CRIMMERIAN

Started by Chris Clubb in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Chris Clubb yesterday. 2 Replies

I would like to beat , has anyone ever considered doing a horror movie , or a Science Fiction film , all focused in Claymation , or stop-motion-animation, and if so what would the story be ?Has anyone , done a fantasy , film all devoted to just by using stop-motion-animation , with endless , possibilities , I would like to know , and why not . Anyone can do it right ?This year , is my year and I am going to create , and develop every creature all of the foes , that "CONAN", has encountered , in the past and also from every story that "Robert E. Howard", has invented , and I will give them a back ground story , and their beginning's , that would make my ultimate adventure more original , than any filmed live action , has never been done before .My story will be a 3 part trilogy , and I hope if anyone is at all interested , please give me a call .My phone # is (1818) 243-6335 , and I would like to learn from all of you as well .If anyone out there hasn't neither , have the time , to work in any kind of media , on their own , have you worked you butts off , by spending at least , animating from 9 to 5 hours , or how about 24 hours endlessly at all , on the craft of your projects at all , and if so , I would like to know please , I am very interested in hearing everyone's story , it would be also nice if everyone could at least tell their stories , in a very nice thick book , about their history , and their love , for the greatest of everyone , that might be a animator's point of view .    I have been working for "THE CHIODO BROTHERS", for over 23 years , and they have supported me for a very long time , if there is anyone , who might be interested , to have a large group mind , please don't be a stranger to me , I am very interested in seeing all of your work , and I am very interested , in seeing everything that everyone has done , our art is much better than the crap that is out there , the digital age in not that good anymore , I have a great respect for everyone…Continue

Interview: Tom & Hani Animation stop-motion studio (Israel)

Started by Karolina Cizkova in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi, website Animuj.cz posted interesting interview about animators from Israel. You can read it here:http://animuj.cz/interview-tom-hani-animation-stop-motion-studio-israel/Continue

Tags: tel, aviv, interview, animuj, israel

Animator´s Calendar 2018 - SALE! :)

Started by Karolina Cizkova in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi, animation lovers!I wrote You few months ago about the firts Animator´s Calendar in the world. (full article about the calendar is here: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/forum/topics/animator-s-calendar-2018?xg_source=activityNow you can buy it for 10 euro! You can order it here or You can write me.http://animuj.cz/produkt/the-calendar-for-animators/Continue

Tags: prague, animuj.cz, republic, czech, calendar

Australian Stop motion people?

Started by Erin Mills in STOPMO NEWBIES on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hey, I am on the look out for any Aussie stop motion people within the Brisbane area who still practice the art of stop motion. I have found that the industry has gone cold since 2013 and not many companies are up and running, which is sad :( I am really passionate about learn the ropes of stop motion and am on the look out for people who would like to lend their knowledge of the industry with me and show me a few techniques etc. I am very much interested in international people too haha, I just wanted to see if the industry was still alive within Australia Thank you Continue

 
 
 

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