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1940s car miniature

I am making a miniature car for my film-noir-ish film, thought I would post my progress on here. Roughly based on a 1940 Lincoln Continenta…

Started by Marnik

5 Mar 25
Reply by Lewis Crabtree

Any advice on how to blow up a helecopter

I know this is more of a live filming question but Im sure some of you will have done this. I have a helicopter, like an airfix model and n…

Started by Jahooli

6 Feb 24
Reply by StopmoNick

How to make a Victorian Armchair and Range?

Hello to you all! :) We are building a victorian cottage set at a scale of 1:7. We are unsure as to what to make an armchair and a range (…

Started by Sarah & Sarah

7 Jan 16
Reply by Dennis

Pouring Liquid from a Bottle

Hi all, I'm getting ready to start shooting some bar scenes and have several shots which will require pouring liquor from a bottle into a s…

Started by Aaron Martinez

10 Dec 28, 2013
Reply by Timmus

Realistic Dough/Bread

Hey guys,  It's been a very long time since I posted here or even perused the forum. But when I was first starting out in animation a good…

Started by Lewis Firth Bolton

9 Oct 15, 2013
Reply by Strider

3D Printer Review from Ars Technica

3D Printers are frequently in the stopmo news these days.  Here's an independent review of two consumer level models: Printrbot and Makerbo…

Started by Dave Hettmer

0 Aug 28, 2013

Realistic Cappuccino?

This isn't directly related to stop motion, however I knew you all would have the best answers! I need to make a realistic cappuccino (not…

Started by Grace Diggens

1 Jul 27, 2013
Reply by StopmoNick

How to make believable rubbish (!) ?

Hi everyone, Does anyone have any suggestions for how I might go about making pieces of rubbish (or 'trash' if you are American!) which loo…

Started by Ellie Mumford

7 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by StopmoNick

Something that sticks to Silicone other than Silicone itself

After annoying the hell out of the art department a while ago with hundreds of questions, I came across a little gem that one of the lead m…

Started by will mundell

3 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by will mundell

How to make a miniature newspaper?

I need a custom miniature newspaper for my character to read. Does anyone know the best approach to making one. Possibly printing on tissue…

Started by Kendall Lui

6 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by Strider

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Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Strider 3 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason.  after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue

Set floor material

Started by Jasmine Best in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jasmine Best 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

I have been doing a lot of research on different tie down methods but I am still confused about what kind of material is best for the floor of the set for a simple drill hole in floor and rod and bolt tie down puppet support. I have seen…Continue

Tags: materials, beginner, new, construction, sets

Stop mo in VW roadtrip documenatry

Started by Tim in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick 22 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi, I haven't been on here for ages and can't find my old thread, so I've started a new one.  Here is my finished stop motion segment as part of the completed film.   scene at 1:50 I had planned on shooting a couple more scenes, but ran out of…Continue

Tags: new, york, breakdown, travel, vw

DSLR Full-Manual (avoiding flicker) extremely confused.

Started by Mike in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 22 hours ago. 54 Replies

I've been reading a lot of threads in a lot of forums, and I'm still flabbergasted about how complicated this topic is to fully understand. I'm hoping someone with experience can help clarify the "digital lense flicker" epidemic for me. I'm looking…Continue

Tags: 60D, T3i, Cannon, Flicker, DSLR

Making a Ball and Socket Armature by Welding

Started by Jonathan Luna in ARMATURES yesterday. 0 Replies

Its been some time but I'm back. I was just learning how to weld in my sculpture class and I was wondering about making a ball and socket armature with welding. The main question I have is would I still need to drill a hole into the ball bearing to…Continue

TALOS Lives Again

Started by fantamation in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Mike yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm carrying the progress of my studio scale Talos puppet replica over here from the sculpting forum since I now have the first casting...... now for the paint job.

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