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Please Introduce Yourself

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

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securing your armature for different shots

So, I haven't worked out my tie-downs yet, and only have an armature, but wanted to mess around with some animation. I sat the armature dow…

Started by Mark Blann in STOPMO NEWBIES

3 22 hours ago
Reply by Mark Blann

Life of Gray script critique?

Hey all. Before I start getting voice actors, would you take a look at my script? I need some honest but constructive critique.  Thank you…

Started by Graham Ludders in STORY

10 on Monday
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Lip Sync

Hello all, I'm having trouble figuring out which approach to take to lip sync my clay armature. I'm considering making multiple mouths with…

Started by Graham Ludders in SOUND

3 May 17
Reply by Geoff Clark

Adding limbs to ball-and-socket armatures

Hello! I'm in the beginning stages of working on a puppet of the Egyptian God Sobek (head of crocodile with human body) and was wondering i…

Started by Connor Bushoven in ARMATURES

1 May 16
Reply by Geoff Clark

Hiring for Five Minute Educational Stop Motion Video

We're looking to partner with an experienced stop motion animator for an educational video. We don't have a preference for medium (clay, pa…

Started by Caitlin in JOBS & PROJECTS

3 May 13
Reply by R. Eric Jenkins

Flicker vanquished!

Finally acquired a manual lens and did this quick piece of animation as a test. Previous attempts with the lens my Canon T1i DSLR came with…

Started by Dave Cooley in ANIMATOR TALK

2 May 12
Reply by Rebecca De La Torre

Making silicone hands

I've made this paw out of clay and baked it. Now I would like to make a mold from it to create a replica using silicone. I bought some Rebo…

Started by Darius Stuart in STOPMO NEWBIES

8 May 11
Reply by Darius Stuart

What goes under silicone?

If you make a silicone cast of a body, what do you put under that to keep the weight down, and keep it flexible. For a stick thin character…

Started by David Braga in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING

6 May 11
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Foam latex alternative?

Greetings all! My first post on this wonderful site. I came across a simple and inexpensive method of making a type of foam latex on youtub…

Started by Jerry S in CASTING

9 May 11
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

YouTube Stop Motion Series

Visit my channel here Hello all, my name is Peter Ellis and i’m a Stop Motion animator. I learnt to animate at Chapman Entertainment (Whe…

Started by Peter Ellis in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING

0 May 9

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