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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
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
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
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
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
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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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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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 5 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 5 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

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