Here are videos from three well-respected StopMotionAnimation.com members, each describing how to build a basic wire armature.
(Click on name to go to their website.)
Richard's puppet-making series:
Building a Stop Motion Monster: Making an Aluminum Wire Armature (1...
Building a Stop Motion Monster: Making the Latex Skin (2 of 4)
Building a Stop Motion Monster: Padding the Body (3 of 4)
Building a Stop Motion Monster: Finishing the Puppet (4 of 4)
Thank you for posting these videos! They're very helpful! :D
Would be great to see the new handbook laid out more like this with subsections of video tutorials for each step of the process.
^ Upon first reading that I agreed with it, but on second thought, it might be best to have all the video tutorials grouped together somewhere and link to them from the handbook. Many video tuts cover more than just one section of the handbook, like for instance some show the process for making an entire puppet rather than just an armature or running foam latex or whatever.
I think it's best to keep the handbook itself divided up into distinct sections and link to the appropriate videos from the handbook chapters. Of course in some cases certain video tuts might fit perfectly into a particular handbook chapter, in which case I'd agree, it could be placed right in that chapter.
Heh, it would be fantastic if somebody would custom-make video tutorials to illustrate every chapter of the handbook, but who's gonna do that?
Hmmm. Not a bad idea. It would take some time but it's possible.
Oh definitely! Yeah, this is fantastic the way Sven collected all these tuts together... I think all the relevant video tutorials should definitely be collected into threads like this and somehow connected to the handbook (didn't mean to imply that I don't like the way Sven put this together).
I just also think the handbook itself ought to remain separated into distinct chapters. I guess it would work to collect together any video tuts with relevant parts into each chapter too. The way this site is set up, the videos can be posted in multiple places and collected together in various ways.
Collecting them together like this is great Sven - each of us has our own variations on how to do things, but also many things in common. Grouping the tutorials together helps to show what is essential, and what is just the quirks of a particular puppetmaker or animator, and gives the beginner more options to choose from.
I'm not gonna make a tut to cover every chapter of the handbook either, but over time I will be adding some more, and so will some of the others here. So it may eventually get to where there is a tutorial for every section.
I see the tutorial: Make a Buildup Puppet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbF6m3BeGUQ&feature=youtu.be
I don't see any proportion of the ammonia and percentage of the ammonia for miking color with liquid latex, how you make it?