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'Faceless Neil: Out of the Darkness' (2014) animated short

Directed & animated by Noella Boire. Currently at the Online Viewster Film Festival 3. You can watch for free and at your option vote…

Started by LIOs Nephew

1 Sep 13
Reply by Don Carlson

2014 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival - Announcing Special Guests!

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the next edition of the Festiv…

Started by Chris Diaz

4 Aug 27
Reply by Chris Diaz

Calling LA Area Animators

Calling all LA-based animators!I'm setting up an animation night at a small Echo Park screening venue. We're hosting an animation showcase…

Started by Kevin Harman

4 Aug 13
Reply by Jason Gottlieb

DepicT! 2014 - 90 second short film competition - Deadline 7th july

there's a 90 second short film competition ending on the 7th July if anyone's interested www.depict.org/competition/

Started by bigwig

8 Jul 6
Reply by StopmoNick

Entering Festivals

Hi everyone, I have a quick question about entering animation festivals.  I've just completed my second stop-motion film and I'm thinking a…

Started by Ellie Mumford

2 Mar 9
Reply by StopmoNick

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival 2013!

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce that this year's call for entries is officially open! As always, the festival i…

Started by Chris Diaz

10 Oct 22, 2013
Reply by Timmus

Call For Entries - Kansas City FilmFest 2014

Kansas City FilmFest 2014 is seeking features, documentaries, short films, animation, student, experimental and web series for the 18th ann…

Started by Robert Hubbard

0 Oct 1, 2013

HarryHausen Award

Something I found today! Yours truly at the 5 min mark :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGw6b30BXvM

Started by Greyguy

1 Sep 25, 2013
Reply by Greyguy

YoungArts

I don't know how many other young animators there are on this site, but I thought I would share this.  There is an organization called Youn…

Started by Ian Timothy

0 Aug 14, 2013

The Apostle Spain's first ever stop motion feature.

Fantastic looking stop motion film playing this year at MIFF. Spain's first ever stop-motion feature. THE APOSTLE (7 August Kino Cinemas Me…

Started by fleshmap

9 Aug 8, 2013
Reply by Wiz

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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 5 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. yesterday. 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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