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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

423 Nov 7
Reply by Joe Thomas

Haruo Nakajima with King Kong (armature)

Haruo Nakajima, best known for his portrayal of Godzilla for many years beginning with the first film, was in a 2011 issue of "Famous Monst…

Started by David Tomasiewicz

0 Nov 5

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

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

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

Disney shuts down Henry Selick's latest feature project

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it happened and sadly, it affects many good friends of mine who have been working on the project.…

Started by Anthony Scott

29 Jun 11
Reply by Joe (Dinoman217)

Where the Animators Roam... A Sort of Survey.

Hi there, everyone.I'm curious to get an idea of where in the world the highest concentration of stop-motion animators might be. I'm curiou…

Started by Mike

9 Apr 1
Reply by John Horabin

Who is based in Europe? I'm moving there in a month..

Hi guys, As a lot of you know, I've recently finished up on "Disappear". (for those who don't, head over to: http://disappearmovie.com/). I…

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan

3 Jan 7
Reply by Adolfo Barbatelli

Happy new Year!

Happy New Year all! It's the only time of year I can post this link - so here ya go! Happy New year - (A young boy sleds down a hill to sla…

Started by Randy Boyum

0 Dec 31

Sick again

Fell ill the last couple of weeks with stomach pain, bleeding, and other unpleasantries common with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Going in fo…

Started by Don Carlson

27 Dec 13, 2013
Reply by Don Carlson

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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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Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Hani 9 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson on Friday. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

Tags: clay

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Liddon on Tuesday. 13 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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14 year old wants a stop motion camera

Started by Amanda in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by gustavo arteaga Nov 17. 14 Replies

My son is almost 14 years old.  He has done some stop motion on his 3Ds with his lego figures, although there is no sound.  He is asking for a real stop motion camera for Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.  He doesn't have his own personal…Continue

Tags: first, stop-motion, Christmas, camera, teen

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