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My portfolio

Hello, I am a freelance model maker. I’ve been working for 7 years in stop motion animation for companies like Aardman in Bristol and vario…

Started by Alix LAINE

10 Jul 8
Reply by Alix LAINE

Glass cups, bottles, etc.

Hey All, I've been working on a set for a kitchen and would like to include some glass and/or plastic items - glasses, soap bottles, etc. I…

Started by Savannah Winchester

8 May 12
Reply by Strider

3D Printed Props

Thought I'd share some of my first efforts at 3d printing props and set pieces for my current project. I've been procrastinating for too lo…

Started by Jack Liddon

0 Apr 22

Miniature Neon sign?

Does anyone have any methods of making miniature neon signs? It's for a project I am doing in college, but I can't seem to find any suitabl…

Started by Angus Lamont

4 Mar 6
Reply by Tim Tracey

Ask a Model Maker...

Howdy y'all! My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and ha…

Started by McKinlay

0 Feb 15

Shopping trolley

Hello all! I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They ne…

Started by Marnik

17 Feb 13
Reply by McKinlay

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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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Uneven streets

Started by Anne Koreman in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Strider 5 hours ago. 25 Replies

Hi there, I have this very specific problem with my medieval set, and was wondering if you guys had any ideas;I'm building quite a massive 1:9 scale medieval street, with cobblestones. I found a great way to create the stones using gluegun, but, I…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by ClaymationTrip 6 hours ago. 39 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

A few basic questions about casting in platinum silicone

Started by Dylan Lee in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Dylan Lee yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello all,I'm just getting started with casting molds after experimenting with rubber latex for a little while. I still have a couple of things to pick up at the art supply store, but I plan in the coming days to experiment with casting a…Continue

Tags: rebound, paint, cast, silicone

Questions about a camera setup, and getting started in stop motion

Started by Porter in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Porter yesterday. 4 Replies

Hello,I just started researching stop motion animation about a week ago. I purchased a book called "The art of stop motion animation". I'm just barely researching and barely know anything about this medium yet. I want to begin practicing the medium.…Continue

Stop Motion's charm and its impact on CGI - Dissertation Idea, Would like opinions and advice from Stop-Motion fans!

Started by Cam Mitchell in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Cam Mitchell yesterday. 14 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm an animation student fom DJCAD art school in Scotland, I'm studying animation and am about to enter my 4th year... which means dissertation time!Being a big fan of stop-motion, I wanted to use it as the central theme of my…Continue

Tags: Motion, Stop

New Stopmotion Animators looking for Teacher?

Started by justin rasch in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Don Carlson on Saturday. 5 Replies

Hey Guys!  Its been a while but I have been hard at work on KUBO and the 2 Strings at LAIKA.I just am dropping in to let you guys know that I have been taking private stopmotion animation students on recently and it has been working great!!I have…Continue

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