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Mark Blann replied to Alex's discussion Stop Motion dslr
"Cool...thanks for the advice. I was looking at some used Olympus lenses on Ebay Something like: Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/3.5 Macro OM Mount Manual Focus Lens Any thoughts on these or something similar? "
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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Alex's discussion Stop Motion dslr
"Use old manual lenses, get them secondhand off eBay. Reject any that have fungus or other problems, stick with decent brands. Nikon is the best. Buy cheap adapter rings to fit them to the Canon Eos mount. Then you don't get any flicker because…"
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Adam Taylor replied to John Downey's discussion Stems
"One of my all-time favorite films! Thanks for posting."
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Adam Taylor replied to Alex's discussion Stop Motion dslr
"That's great advice Evan.  I shoot on a Rebel t3i and was considering something more. Thanks for saving me a bunch of money.  Now to spend it on more lenses. haha "
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Mark Blann replied to Alex's discussion Stop Motion dslr
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David Braga replied to John Downey's discussion Stems
"I love his work. If anyone hasn't seen Ainslie Henderson's stuff before, I recommend finding him on vimeo."
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Anthony Scott replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Joe Clokey 1961 - 2018
"Joe was a good friend and will be greatly missed. This was a sudden and unexpected event that has left many of us stunned and saddened. However, I will do my best to continue to pursue his dream of creating new stop motion Gumby projects."
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Stop Motion dslr

Started by Alex in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Mark Blann 3 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hi guys, I am a complete newbie to stop motion however my partner has been doing it for years but she has never been able to afford her own dslr (she has always borrowed one from uni). So for Christmas this year I wanted to buy her one but I have absolutely no idea what kind of dslr is good for stop motion. She uses the program stop motion pro so I want to get a camera that is compatible with that program. From the research I've done apparently Canon is better than Nikon and I've been looking at the Canon EOS 1300D but I also heard the "Rebel" line isn't all that good for stop motion, so should I not buy a new 1300D but instead maybe a second hand Canon that will do a better job ? ( I heard the 50D is apparently very good) My budget is about $800 Australian dollars. Any help would be really appreciated. Continue

Stems

Started by John Downey in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Adam Taylor yesterday. 3 Replies

Just saw this nice bit of animation and thought I would post the link.  I haven't been up in a while being busy at work.   Hopefully this is something new to folks.http://www.studiodaily.com/2018/04/stems/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVRRME5XWTJNRFZsWldKbSIsInQiOiIrZDFmYzVPWHNhMmg3M1FyekxSbVBcL2FtTDFEa08rM1BXMUl6bjNWMTArK0VQaHA0ckJSUGl2d1UxdHl6RmNpOFwvM2ZJTWtBWnpXRkt1cnU0WktWdGIrR0JKbDhGdU83ZTcwdVhTOTRcL2xFZkp2WEluTEFqaldOZnVsYUVvZ05SWiJ9...  jbdContinue

Joe Clokey 1961 - 2018

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Anthony Scott yesterday. 1 Reply

Above: At San Diego Comic Con 2015: Joe Clokey, Harry Walton, Sage Clokey, Anthony ScottJoseph Clokey, affectionately known as "Gumby's Little Brother," passed away unexpectedly last month at the age of 56, due to a cardiac arrest. Joe was President of Premavision/ Clokey Productions, which produced the widely popular Gumby television series and the Davey and Goliath show. The legendary clayboy Gumby, originally created by Joe's parents Art and Ruth Clokey, has been a pop icon worldwide for more than 60 years. Under Joe's leadership, it has continued to enjoy cult-status renown among children and adults alike. In addition to remastering the Gumby library and promoting Gumby through museum exhibits, festivals, TV shows, speaking engagements, parades, and new products and productions, Joe served as story consultant for Gumby Dharma, the Emmy award winning documentary about Gumby and Art Clokey. He led the writing and production of Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas, a-one hour special. Joe's passion for Gumby and stop motion animation, combined with his charisma, eloquence and encyclopedic knowledge, served him well as he championed the family legacy. Compassion, optimism, integrity, indefatigable energy, joy, flexibility, imagination and an adventurous spirit, defined both Joe and Gumby. Filmmakingscripting, shooting and editingwas Joe's creative love. He had deep interests in movies and music, hiking and healthy living, tennis and traveling. He was open to all aspects of life, from politics to poetry, from surfing to spirituality. For many people, he was not only a seeker, but a beacon of light. Joe's smile lit up the world. He lived each day to the fullest, always serving and giving generously to others. Joe Clokey was an impassioned advocate for ecology and social justice, and his concerns made their way into Gumby and Davey productions.…Continue

Armature for a Teddy Bear

Started by Matias Rengel in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Tom Brierton on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Hey everyone,I've been wanting to animate a Teddy Bear (actually grabbing a teddy bear and dissecting it and putting an armature inside) and I was wondering what type of Armature I should use.The stuffed animal is about 15 inches tall. I've been researching and seen all kinds of fancy stuff but I cannot really find something for a 15 inch tall stuffed animal. Is wire a good option? I saw this at Blick but I don't know what Gauge works:https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-armature-and-sculpture-wire/I saw some plastic Flexible Ball Socket Armatures on Ebay like this one http://r.ebay.com/BePzNPAny help is much appreciated!Thank youContinue

Tags: armature

Finity calling finished after 8 years!

Started by Jasper Kuipers in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by oicu8lsd on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am really happy to tell you that my stop motion short Finity Calling is finished and will premier in about a week! I have worked on it for a long time, with long pauses in between. Longer then I had hoped, but I managed to finish it somehow. In the past I have posted work in progress, images etc on this site and asked for feedback which helped me a lot. So I am really proud to share the trailer that has just gone online here!https://vimeo.com/260652023And here are allso some stills and the poster as well. I hope you like it :) Continue

Tags: trailer, calling, finity

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by oicu8lsd on Tuesday. 528 Replies

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

Hiring for Five Minute Educational Stop Motion Video

Started by Caitlin in JOBS & PROJECTS. Last reply by Dawn Brown on Monday. 1 Reply

We're looking to partner with an experienced stop motion animator for an educational video. We don't have a preference for medium (clay, paper, etc)- we just need it to look great. The script and visual descriptions are written, but we need someone to bring it to life. I'm assuming we'll need a revision process (our client will want to have input) but would appreciate your expertise in doing that as efficiently as possible with this kind of animation.If interested please send me a message with your contact info and link to samples or reel. Thanks!Continue

Flicker vanquished!

Started by Dave Cooley in ANIMATOR TALK on Sunday. 0 Replies

Finally acquired a manual lens and did this quick piece of animation as a test. Previous attempts with the lens my Canon T1i DSLR came with had an annoying flicker, but it's gone now!Continue

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