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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Hairyhands's discussion Feedback
"It's up to you. I could not find your channel, presumably called hairyhands, on YouTube. If you want some feedback, you need to provide the link."
7 minutes ago
Dawn Brown replied to Colleen McWatters's discussion The legalities of an animated series
"The best advice will come from a lawyer, obviously. Specifically one that specializes in copyright and trademark law. As an indie filmmaker, I usually register my scripts with the Writer's Guild and then the final film with the US Copyright…"
16 minutes ago
Colleen McWatters posted a discussion

The legalities of an animated series

Hi All, This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but here we go. I am currently working on a stop motion animation web series. After 5 years of hard work, we are finally in production of season 1 which consists of 8 episodes that are 20 minutes each. We plan to release episode 1 this summer. We have obtained copyrights on all 8 scripts for season 1. Now here is my question. Do I need to copyright or trademark my images and puppets also? And if so, how would I go about doing that? For example, The Simpsons is set in Springfield which consists of a large cast of characters, all of which are a part of the Simpsons brand. I have a similar scenario in which I have a town, Center Square, and 79 puppets that will be on screen throughout the 8 episodes of season 1. So, since the scripts have a copyright, are the characters that appear in the scripts covered by said copyright? Or will I need to copyright each puppet? I have never dealt with the legalities of images before, only…See More
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Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project
" I have started sculpting the head for the puppet. Heres a rough Photoshop over the sculpt. It isn't yet completed. "
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Angus Lamont commented on Angus Lamont's photo
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"I first wrapped some gauze underwrap around each finger, but string works just as well. Then I started applying about 4/5 layers of latex."
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Carolina Veirano commented on Angus Lamont's photo
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"By painting I mean with latex :)"
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Carolina Veirano commented on Angus Lamont's photo
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"I don't get it, you just paint over the wire? How many layers does it take to be like that?"
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Carolina Veirano commented on Nathan Hale Manthey's photo
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"Very smooth! What material is that? Did you use a mould?"
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Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project
"I might actually upscale the puppet size to 1:6 (12 inches) because then it would be easier to get action figure clothing to fit. I'm not really skilled with a sewing machine so making clothes could be difficult."
4 hours ago
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project
"Cheers Nick. I am a huge fan of George and I also play these instruments, so replicating one was a pretty fun task. I did an early attempt of sculpting his head but I wasn't satisfied. I have some good plasticine that I will sculpt it in and…"
4 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Angus Lamont's discussion The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project
"Wow, is that really a 1:6th banjo-lele?  Looks amazing! A rubber head with basic wire loops for moving mouth isn't that difficult.  No need to go for really accurate vowel and consonent shapes, just muppet style flapping gums will at…"
13 hours ago
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project
"Well a long time has passed since I started this thread, and I am still eager to get this project started as my first stop-mo short film. I have started a storyboard and began to build a 10" scale, wire armatured puppet of the main character.…"
23 hours ago
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Storyboarding for first stop motion short
"Thanks for the assistance guys. I think I would much prefer to use storyboards than writing a script, plus the fact that there will be very little or no dialogue in it, just sound effects. I have started the storyboard (thanks to The Flying…"
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Hairyhands replied to Hairyhands's discussion Feedback
"Thanks Strider. I hire the voice over, my voice has an unnerving effect on people  He does a great job and would recommend him to anyone. Sorry Simon I noticed a huge mistake and uploaded it again on a different link, didn't post it…"
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Feedback

Started by Hairyhands in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 7 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Hi guysWas looking for feedback on my new video (the book is the main part of the stop start) and some other parts but what I was really looking for was feedback with the story telling. Iv been doing it for so long now that it makes sense to me but…Continue

The legalities of an animated series

Started by Colleen McWatters in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Dawn Brown 16 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi All, This may not be the right forum to ask this question, but here we go. I am currently working on a stop motion animation web series. After 5 years of hard work, we are finally in production of season 1 which consists of 8 episodes that are 20…Continue

The Ukulele Man - George Formby Tribute Project

Started by Angus Lamont in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Angus Lamont 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

Hi I am planning a short film tribute to the famous British Comedian/Ukulele Player, George Formby. Some of you may have heard me talking of this. The thing is I have a Canon DSLR but no software. The reason why is that I have virtually no money so…Continue

Storyboarding for first stop motion short

Started by Angus Lamont in STORY. Last reply by Angus Lamont yesterday. 7 Replies

What is the best way of storyboarding for a stop motion short? What do I need to include? Does anyone have any example storyboards they are willing to upload?Continue

Any New News About the Old Message Board?

Started by MartindeMadrid in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Don Carlson yesterday. 29 Replies

Haven't seen any updates recently about getting access going for the old SMA Message Board archive.  I really miss it, and need some of the information in it.  Just sayin'.Continue

my hamster project preview

Started by mikefallek in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT on Monday. 0 Replies

here's the video heres the site: hamster and handContinue

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