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Rigging a cape

I'm rigging a small cape and looking for info from people who have done this before. The cape is about 5" long and is torn and ratty. So I…

Started by Dave Hettmer

13 Feb 15
Reply by McKinlay

pros&cons to coistumes mad eof fabric materials vs. "casting" of rtv silicone and/or urethane rubbers

I was wondering how many of you out(if any) either have or have thought that instead of going through the pains of making costumes of vario…

Started by John Polacchi

9 Sep 19, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick

Hair in Miracle Maker

Does anyone know how they did the hair in The Miracle Maker? It looks amazing, and does not seem to dance about much. Years ago we used to…

Started by Simon Tytherleigh

3 Sep 3, 2014
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

making jeans

hello, i am in the process of making clothes for my character. does anyone know how i can make some jeans? i have cut up an old pair of my…

Started by mark hancock

25 Jun 16, 2014
Reply by harmony

Leather Slippers

Hey Guys, I'm working on a project, and I am making some leather slippers for a character. I'm using actual leather, and I'm not liking ho…

Started by Alejandra Medina

3 Jun 11, 2014
Reply by Suraya

Feathers?

Hello! I'm currently working on a life-size archaeopteryx ("the first bird") puppet. However, I'm a bit opposed to using real feathers beca…

Started by Monica Broadley

8 May 27, 2014
Reply by Alejandra Medina

making miniature/scaled wigs/attaching large quantaties of hair/fur

Hey,does anyone know of any good tutorials on "miniature wig" making and/or attaching hair?Not just "punched in" hair.I've seen a few on ha…

Started by John Polacchi

9 Jan 26, 2013
Reply by John Polacchi

Making a tuxedo for a character

Well I am having difficulty in acquiring a miniature tuxedo for my character. The arms are very long so a 1/6th scale version wouldn't work…

Started by Angus Lamont

7 Oct 9, 2012
Reply by Bianca Ansems

ParaNorman Costumes

Article on the Costumes that I found today. Gives some nice tips and hints as to how they pulled some things off.

Started by Brandon Ayers

3 Sep 16, 2012
Reply by grecodan

Help creating real or synthetic hair?

Hey guys, I'm just about to start making a character for my short film and I'm struggling to think of how to I'm going to do the hair. It's…

Started by Donna Yeatman

6 Aug 12, 2012
Reply by Pavel Kolar

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Monster Makers Foam -- New Mix Ratios

Started by Santino Vitale in CASTING. Last reply by Santino Vitale 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello all,I'm not sure how many of you out there use Monster Makers foam latex -- for me, it's the ONLY foam I ever use and have recommended it highly over the years.... till recently.This past week, I bought a new quart kit for a project, and…Continue

Tags: gelling, bad, puppets, casting, makers

Lookinbg for some stop motion dinosaurs

Started by John Martin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by John Martin yesterday. 4 Replies

I am a filmmaking veteran of 43 years. I began in 8MM and moved on with the times, now shooting in digital. I am not a professional. My very first film was a stop motion project called MONSTER ISLAND. To make a long story short, after 43 years, I am…Continue

Has anyone cast from polyamide 3d prints?

Started by Joshua Liebling in CASTING. Last reply by Joshua Liebling yesterday. 2 Replies

Polyamide plastic will apparently break down with water exposure, so this rules out gypsum molds. I'm curious if anyone here knows whether two-part silicone putty or other material would work with polyamide? I know this can be done with PLA. My end…Continue

Tags: mold, making, polyamide, casting, printing

Lighting Equipment

Started by Krista W in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello, I recently received funding for my stop motion project.  I would like to purchase lighting equipment that I can use for this and future projects.  Any suggestions? Lighting is the one area that I don't know much about. Thoughts on dimmer? Any…Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Chris Neuhahn on Wednesday. 459 Replies

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

Camera/Set mover

Started by Dave Hettmer in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Chris Johnson on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Here's a gizmo I recently built for someone who teaches stopmo at a university in PA.  It's a heavy-duty camera mover.  All those who saw it on the Facebook dot com dot net dot dot can ignore this post. :-)…Continue

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