CASTING (37)

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Is Flexible Urethane Foam an Option?

So I need to make a puppet for my friends short film and would like to be able to cast multiples in case it breaks.  The design of the pupp…

Started by Danny Samuels

3 Mar 31
Reply by StopmoNick

Possibly an old subject but...ridding a urethane rubber surface of gloss/shine to get a "matte" finish

Does anyone know how you can remove/get rid of the glossyness/shine of a urethane rubber casting?I know that silicone you can use a dulling…

Started by John Polacchi

4 Mar 20
Reply by John Polacchi

How to cast an open mouth?

Im currently designing characters for a new project.  I have a design i really like but before going any further I need to figure out how I…

Started by Plays With Clay

5 Mar 11
Reply by StopmoNick

Casting Collapse Problem!

Howdy all! I'm new to the site, and been looking for a good community to learn from and perfect my stop-motion skills. I'm working on my fi…

Started by Jackson

13 Jan 30
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)

For a little over a year now, I've been making short and fun Barbie videos on YouTube and I've grown a decent following. My problem is that…

Started by Sean O'Hara

3 Jan 5
Reply by StopmoNick

Plaster Types for making a mould

Hi, I'm trying to make a stop-motion puppet out of silicone. I've sculpted my character from Chavant sulphur-free clay, can anyone suggest…

Started by Nat

13 Dec 16, 2013
Reply by Nat

cool toy casting video 1957

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rubber-toys-aka-rubber-animals/query/wildcard

Started by Greyguy

4 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Jason Whetzell

Better ways to paint Platsil Gel 10 ?

Howdy y'all! I'm having some difficulties with painting Platsil Gel 10, I was recommended as a cheap solution to buy regular oil colors mix…

Started by Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam

12 Sep 20, 2013
Reply by Jen Cardno

Rubber Latex

Hi all, I'm interested in casting puppets with rubber latex, but I have never used such a material before. I was recently at Hobby Lobby an…

Started by Lauren Schmidt

2 Sep 12, 2013
Reply by Jason Whetzell

Platsil Gel 10 - best result?

hello to allis a long time since I know this forum and now it's time for me to start doing silicone puppetI would like to buy Platsil gel 1…

Started by michelangelo

14 Sep 2, 2013
Reply by Ron Cole

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Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Kit 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason.  after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue

THE SPACEMAN - A Stop-Motion Space Adventure

Started by Josh Funk in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Josh Funk 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

I just launched a kickstarted today for my latest project about a man who creates a cardboard spaceship, goes to another planet to dispose of a mysterious object, & battles an ALIEN MONSTER!. …Continue

Tags: alien, spaceship, monster, funk, spaceman

The Problem:

Started by Varg Ossian in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

What to Practice? What to Focus on?Stop motion, is unique in that it requires a considerable amount of materials and skills in order to create... something... anything. So what specific aspects should I practice on in order to become good, or even…Continue

24 frame

Started by fatih in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by fatih 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm a rookie any more in stop motion. I'm 24 so slow my frames? to copy attraction solves the problem? Shoot 24 frames a challenging job  thanksContinue

Making Heads and bodies

Started by Mastermind Films in SCULPTING. Last reply by Pram yesterday. 4 Replies

I now have an armature ready to be sculpted with. I just need to get ideas on how must I start with. I could still recall that I used to cover armatures with clay at once. But the problem is that, it makes the model heavy and harder to work with.I…Continue

Set floor material

Started by Jasmine Best in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Pram yesterday. 3 Replies

I have been doing a lot of research on different tie down methods but I am still confused about what kind of material is best for the floor of the set for a simple drill hole in floor and rod and bolt tie down puppet support. I have seen…Continue

Tags: materials, beginner, new, construction, sets

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