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BROKEN - A film by Adam Ciolfi

BROKEN is my new stop motion short and is now posted on the videos page. Inspired by the cult movie classic The Brain That Wouldn't Die (19…

Started by The Broken Man

5 on Saturday
Reply by Cait

animation residency/studio

Dear Friends Animators! I am not sure that the question I am going to ask is suitable for this forum, but feeling a bit despaired, I decide…

Started by Asya Lukin

14 Oct 14
Reply by Asya Lukin

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a new episode of LIVE CHAT hosted by Marc Spess on at 8pm…

Started by Ron Cole

235 Oct 8
Reply by Ron Cole

article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv

Glotime,tv have just shared an article about our work, which I'm really pleased with, so i thought i'd share it here- Glotime is the new tv…

Started by John Horabin

1 Sep 4
Reply by Don Carlson

i challenge you to a fight

This is done using a technique I call wizard chess. Posting it here first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVLT9eUWn2A check it out

Started by mikefallek

0 Aug 27

My super smooth stop-motion!

Hello! I have just recently finished a new video that is now on YouTube. As always, I aim for animation just as smooth as CG. Tell me what…

Started by Mikael Ohlson

5 Aug 21
Reply by Don Carlson

Advanced tie down methods

I've historically always done the rod in feet, plugging holes method, but really want to up my game. I keep looking for behind-the-scenes f…

Started by Steven Topham

6 Aug 19
Reply by Steve Copeland

On revealing our secrets...(or not)

Someone on Facebook brought up a good point about sharing knowlege. He said that if you share all your secrets at the beginning, you won't…

Started by Don Carlson

31 Aug 5
Reply by Don Carlson

I know very little about stop motion animation but

I am a student who is currently working on a project with the title "How has technological advances affected stop motion animation producti…

Started by Sung Yun Um

0 Aug 4

Shot setup and animation process

After reading the thread on "revealing secrets (or not)", I took a while to wonder if I should ask at all. I am very grateful for the shari…

Started by Trista Townsend

8 Aug 4
Reply by Trista Townsend

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Puppet Putty

Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 35 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 18 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Jack Liddon yesterday. 6 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

how do you animate doll eyes with no hole?

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Christopher Olsen yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi guys,I have a question that no doubt many have run into before. I want to use doll eyes in my stop-mo puppets. The doll eyes come with a stem in the back, that's easy  to grind off so now they are round. But how do you animate them without…Continue

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