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Two StickyBones puppets going dirt cheap.

Started by Kit in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Ina J 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

I mentioned these on another thread but thought they might merit their own titile:I have two new, unused, still in their original packaging Stickybones figures with flying rigs, one grey, one blue, having signed up to the original funding project and then gave up animation before they arrived.Current price for the Stickybones figures with flying rig is $192 AUD each but they are absolutely no use at all to me so make a token offer and they're yours. You pay postage from Western Australia. I have a more conventional metal armature kit available as well. See my other recent post for details.Continue

Tripod tips and Stop Motion Studio question

Started by Veejay in STOPMO NEWBIES 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello,I'm about to dive into the world of Stop Motion. I'm starting by using Stop Motion Studio on an iPhone SE. I'm looking for an affordable table-top tripod to hold the phone. I will be shooting horizontally to start with. Does anyone have any recommendations?I've also tried to get the volume control on my Bluetooth headphones to take each photo, but can't get it to work. Has anyone else had this issue?Many thanks.Continue

Stop Motion Stage hints?

Started by Mark Francombe in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Mark Francombe 18 hours ago. 34 Replies

Hi! Im just starting to build some kind of re-usable "stage" for my upcoming stop motion masterpieces. Im probably going to get into the whole Moco question, with stepper motors and arduinos and sliders etc. Right now I have a slider, mounted on tripods, a few good lights... and... An old table that I think would make the basis for a good "stage". Before I jump right in Id like to ask a fw very simple questions to save me the heartache of finding out the long way. Hope you guys can oblige with your experience. 1) What is a good working height? Currently the table is just 40cms high and I was thing to increase it to about 1m, or 90cms. Assuming I will be sitting here for many hours leaning in and out, what would be a good ergonomic hight? 2)I have variable colour on my lights, and I may get arty (probably actually) with gels etc, but would you normally shoot tungsten or daylight colour? 3)Assuming I only have a regular slider for left/right moves, Are there any cool ways to track in and out (In the old days I used to move the whole scene (on squared paper to time to moves) towards the camera, but that was completely wrong really as the lights didnt move, so shadows would move... I didn't notice it much then, but I do now. Im think of making sliders on each side of my table that the camera slider can move on... Is this a known way? How DO you do tracks?Im sure there will be many more questions... but maybe... Can I ask? Can you guys share pics of your stages, if they seem relevant to what IM try to achieve. Maybe I can make a "build series" ? so here's my starting place...Continue

Willis O’Brien Recommendations

Started by Jeremy Yoder in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by tam hinton 20 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi everyone,I just watched “Mighty Joe Young” with my eight-year-old daughter who was totally INTO it. She yelled encouragement every time Joe got into trouble (I suspect she wishes her best friend was also a giant gorilla). I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for other O’Brien films that are not King Kong (she’s seen that and loved it too).Continue

Baby face

Started by tam hinton in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by tam hinton 20 hours ago. 2 Replies

hey everybodyhere's my new film, now available on youtube and featured on SWIGLY.Please do take a look and give me your (nice) comments.I'm especially interested to know if there's an appetite for more of this sort of surrealist claymation...CheersSir. Anthony Shopkinshttps://youtu.be/QrIV43MRslgContinue

Tags: strange, horror, (esque), swankmejer, claymation

Armacreatures armature for sale

Started by Kit in ARMATURES. Last reply by Kit on Friday. 2 Replies

I have a Ray Harryhousen Armacreatres armature set plus rigging kit for sale. Some of the parts have been assembled into the standard biped fugure (using Locktite) shown in the included plans. I just can't see myself ever using this so am offering it for sale.Details can be seen at the suppliers website  http://www.animationtoolkit.co.uk/armacreature-professional-armature-kit/Located in Western Australia. Any offers?Continue

Short stop motion animation courses?

Started by Rob den Dekker in ANIMATION SCHOOLS. Last reply by tam hinton on Thursday. 12 Replies

Hi all,Are there any good short stop motion animation courses anyone can recommend in the UK?Any tips would be greatly appreciated!Cheers,Rob.Continue

Armature Kit for (web-) serie

Started by Dackus in ARMATURES. Last reply by James Krysa on Thursday. 7 Replies

Hi everybody,First, sorry for my english, as you read I'm french. Nobody is perfect.Secondly, I was very happy to find this awesome website. I usually direct short movies with real people, but for a low budget web-serie project in stop motion, we'll need to buy and make some puppets.For the protagonist's armature, I've read some of your posts, and finded for our needs, three kinds of armatures in our budget :- The Modus pro built armature from Julian Clark :https://www.stopmotionshop.com/modus-pro-built-armature--300mm--12-inch-scale-486-p.asp(unfornately this one is out of stock : https://www.stopmotionshop.com/modus-armature-kit-487-p.asp)- The George SK armature, recent stuff in carbon :https://www.stopmotionengineeringstore.com/index.php/prodotto/george-sk/- And this one, from the same seller :https://www.stopmotionengineeringstore.com/index.php/prodotto/george-l-steel-pro_pack/Not enough reviews on these two lasts, but seem to be pro.If you had some advices about all that, you'll have my eternal gratitude.Thanks a lot !Continue

movie madness!

Started by tam hinton in STOPMO NEWBIES on Wednesday. 0 Replies

hey everybodyhere's my new film, now available on youtube and featured on SWIGLY.Please do take a look and give me your (nice) comments.I'm especially interested to know if there's an appetite for more of this sort of surrealismCheersSir. Anthony Shopkinshttps://youtu.be/QrIV43MRslgContinue

Animate tree growing

Started by Joe in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Joe May 26. 6 Replies

HiI'm planning a shot in which a tree will grow very quickly. From nothing, the tree will grow up to full size (about 12 inch at the scale I'm working) in 3 or 4 seconds.Does anyone have any ideas on what materials I could use to make the tree? So far I've got 2 ideas - which I haven't tested yet,idea 1 - make a series of replacement trees of different sizesidea 2 - make a tree at the full size out of wire with some other material over the wire and position it over a hole in the set, then animate the shot in reverse, pulling the tree down into the hole a little bit each frame.I need to do some mock ups and shoot some tests but I wondered if anyone on here had any other ideas for materials to make the tree from?ThanksContinue

Tags: growth, grow, tree

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Ina J replied to Kit's discussion Two StickyBones puppets going dirt cheap.
"Great! Would you be willing to part with both for $192 AUD? I would be buying them from the US."
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Kit replied to Kit's discussion Two StickyBones puppets going dirt cheap.
"Yes I still have them. Make me an offer! Kit"
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Tripod tips and Stop Motion Studio question

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