CASTING (40)

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casting a character in pieces

Hello, Wondering everyone's thoughts on this - for a few different reasons I'll be casting most of my new puppets in multiple pieces (i.e.…

Started by emmyymme

15 Sep 8
Reply by StopmoNick

3d printed mold cast in gel-foam

Hi everyone!  I've been working on a new short film and experimenting with new ways to produce my puppets.  I decided that I was going to p…

Started by Dieter Wagner

7 Sep 5
Reply by Dieter Wagner

PAX painting secret

Hi folks, Taking a page from Rick Baker's policy not to have a "magician's code", I want to share a "magic trick". The brush is a silicone…

Started by Don Carlson

4 Jun 21
Reply by Don Carlson

Foam Collapse

Hey stopmotimators, last June I made a dozen or so puppets. They turned out great. Now, a month and a half later, I'm having repeated colla…

Started by Michael P. Heneghan

17 May 18
Reply by Pushan Chakravarty

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

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"Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)

Started by Mike in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StampMotionStudio 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hello Everyone :) I've been posting some random W.I.P. photos and little test videos over the past year or so, but I recently discovered there's a "your project" section here in the forum. So this is a thread for my ongoing project, "Will O' The…Continue

Tags: wip, commercial, bumper, film, short

Anyone worked with an anamorphic lens?

Started by krullthewarriorking in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Strider 23 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hello all!I'm brand new to the community, and am pretty inexperienced with stop motion too, mostly just Lego movies here and there.  But I have been doing some research about lenses, and I have read a TON of the lens threads here over the last few…Continue

Tags: 55mm, diopter, 28mm, brickfilm, depth of field

Substitution for Naphtha for painting Silicone?

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Dawn Brown yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi gang,I have often read that Naphtha is used to thin tinted silicone so you can paint with it, or even push it through an airbrush.I want to paint silicone with an airbrush, but Naphtha is not readily available in my area. Can I use Mineral…Continue

Tags: silicone, painting, naphtha

sticky latex

Started by fatih in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 9 Replies

the hands of my puppet became sticky a couple of months later. how can I prevent this situation? why did it become sticky I'm in need of a solution about this?Continue

Looking for animator for 20 sec short

Started by Robert in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick on Friday. 8 Replies

I'm actually designing a storyboard for a short 20 sec animation with 2 characters one in a bed sick with a flu with a thermometer hanging out his mouth the other a doctor, I've been thinking of doing this a while for my documentary I'm making but I…Continue

Grand Prize Winner! "Marshmallow Martyr"

Started by Rick Jacobs in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Friday. 5 Replies

Fun! I won grand prize for this animation. On to a more challenging competition.…Continue

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