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

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Please Introduce Yourself

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

Started by Anthony Scott

463 Sep 16
Reply by Puppet Factory Games

Dragon Ball Legend: Episode 5 will be released soon. Thank you everyone who's been supporting YOYO.

Due to certain reasons, a slightly adjusted version of episodes 1-4 will be uploaded in the place the previous versions, and, though the nu…

Started by yoyo

0 May 13

HFR (High Frame Rate Cinema): A trick of the MIND.

Hi folks, This is not technically animation-related, but it does have to do with the illusion of motion when watching animation and live-ac…

Started by Don Carlson

20 May 12
Reply by Don Carlson

a day with Barry Purves

A day with Barry Purves Stop motion animation Workshop with Barry JC Purves Turin Italy Info:

Started by michelangelo

0 Apr 29

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.…

Started by Colleen McWatters

6 Jan 30
Reply by jowanneke

Any New News About the Old Message Board?

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…

Started by MartindeMadrid

29 Jan 26
Reply by Don Carlson

another name for stop motion animation?

Hi. I'm writing a paperwork about stop motion animation and my professor doesn't allow me to put word 'stop motion' in the title since it i…

Started by Jelly Fish

7 Dec 4, 2014
Reply by Jelly Fish

pooch proposal on kickstarter

Wes Wood of "Animation toolkit" has a kickstarter well under way for his film "Pooch proposal", I haven't seen him post anything on here (I…

Started by Steve Boot

0 Oct 11, 2014

The Optical Podcast (A journey through the annals of Cinefex Magazine)

I recently discovered The Optical Podcast. It discusses the early issues of Cinefex magazine. The effects in the movies featured are covere…

Started by Roger Beck

0 Oct 10, 2014

Any studios or animators in or around Baltimore?

Hi, Does anyone know of any stop motion studios or people in or near to Baltimore, USA? There is a possibility I may be going over there fo…

Started by Suraya

0 Jun 14, 2014



Message Board

Copper wire fingers?

Started by Angus Lamont in ARMATURES. Last reply by Strider 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

HiI recently bought a beautiful looking ball and socket H1 Pro armature from Malvern Armatures. I also bought a pair of hands with it, and the fingers are made up with twisted copper wire. I've never used copper wire for fingers, only aluminium, but…Continue

Tags: copper, armature

Cleaning non digital noise from shots

Started by Waya Malling in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Waya Malling 13 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi I shot cut out animation under a sheet of glass and as a result of the glass I have a lot of "dust" ( not sure what to call it) noise on my shots . Does any one know of an effective way to clean this ?I use after effects CS6 so any method…Continue

Tags: CutOut, AE

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 9 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue

'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question

Started by Roos Mattaar in ARMATURES. Last reply by trikfx on Thursday. 17 Replies

Hello everyone,Just a quick question about ball bearings... I came across these ball bearings which say they are 'machinable' and low carbon... …Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 260 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Start of a new puppet

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by Miles and Jules on Thursday. 56 Replies

Here's a new puppet I startedIt will have mouth open and side to side jaw motionContinue



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