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Gig for short film in Los Angeles

Hi everyone!  I'm currently producing a low budget stop motion short and we are in need of an experienced miniature set builder to come in…

Started by Damon Stea

0 Sep 30

Uneven streets

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 massiv…

Started by Anne Koreman

27 Sep 2
Reply by John Downey

Good resource for mintaure things

Started by Greyguy

2 Apr 24
Reply by Hendrikus De Vaan

Smashing glass

Can anyone think of a way to animate smashing glass? I've got a shot where something smashes through a window and it's quite important! How…

Started by Marnik

9 Mar 8
Reply by StopmoNick

Diamond Wire Mesh

Hey guys I need a wire fence for my set, like this:   scale of 1:6 –about 1/2 inch sized holes. I can't find it anywhere. I found…

Started by Hani

7 Feb 19
Reply by McKinlay

finished set Finity Calling and construction

Hey there! I promised earlier to post some pictures of the set of my new short Finity Calling. Sorry it took a while, but I have loads to s…

Started by Jasper Kuipers

12 Jan 10
Reply by Jasper Kuipers

Kapa-line Foam Board

I thought about using Kapa-line board for the masonry on my set rebuild but it is rather expensive and using embossed wallpaper served just…

Started by Dennis

4 Nov 15, 2014
Reply by Dennis

Classroom Set

Hello Guys! I'm trying to create a miniature classroom for one of my next films. Any ideas on how to make a Classroom set?

Started by Joe (Dinoman217)

5 Aug 23, 2014
Reply by Lewis Crabtree

Forest: Looking for tips / advice

Hey there everyone,So I've been working on a 7ft x 4ft x 4ft forest set for about 5 months now. My scale is [1 inch = 1.4 feet] Close to 1:…

Started by Mike

14 Jun 6, 2014
Reply by Mike

Kitchen appliances. Materials question

I am making a kitchen for a new animation. In the kitchen will be a 1960's style fridge and a white sink which is supposed to be white porc…

Started by Anthony Leigh

6 May 23, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick



Message Board

Haze Effects

Started by Thomas Nicol in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Evan DeRushie 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

Is there a way to give the appearance of volumetric haze in a stopmo scene?  The straightforward way seems doomed to failure in a stopmo environment (unless there's some magical haze product out there that maintains a perfectly consistent density…Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole yesterday. 261 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Thomas Nicol on Tuesday. 18 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Greyguy on Tuesday. 46 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

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Santino Vitale on Tuesday. 11 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue



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