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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

464 Nov 3
Reply by Adam Taylor

Spotted on sale: Albert Hurter's "He Drew as He Pleased: A Sketchbook"

I spotted this one on Reddit - Albert Hurter's "He Drew as He Pleased: A Sketchbook", so I thought I'd post it here:

Started by Beans

0 Oct 14

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



The Complete 50s series now available on DVD. Fully Remastered with the Original 50s Soundtrack.


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Software for making a workshop

Started by Marcs in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Marcs 14 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hallo friends,i will make a stopmotion-workshop at my University. I usually work with dragon frame and ask them if there are temporary licenses for the students. But there is just the option to buy licenses a litte cheaper. The students have to do a…Continue

Hello All Must Read

Started by Bryan Allgood in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Bryan Allgood 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi All.I am new here and new to stop motion animation.I have just bought my first basic armature kit.My hope is to learn as much as possible.Mainly:How does one add clay and sculpt?It comes with eyes,how do you add them?bRYAZZ. Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 270 Replies

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


Started by Alex Sdraub in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Alex Sdraub on Wednesday. 2 Replies

i just watched last animation on youtube by StopmoNick the SteamWalkerTest and it is awesome on any point of view!Continue

Puppets with five fingers

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I am planning a 1:6 scale foam latex puppet, and I have a wire armature made with five thin fingers. Very few puppets I see have more than 4 fingers, which imagine is due to a technical limitation.  I am wondering how hard it would be to align the…Continue

Designing a dedicated studio. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Hi guys, I've been given some land to build on, and over the next two years I want to build a dedicated stopmotion animation studio, in Taranaki, New Zealand.The land I've been given restricts me to a build of 14m x 8.4 m. And my budget restricts me…Continue



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