A few years back, I found a site selling workbenches designed specifically for stop motion animators. They had a slide out platform for your laptop, plenty of drawers, area to rig lights, I think maybe even a blue screen you could erect in the back.

I didn't think much of it at the time, but since then, I've moved into a small two bedroom apartment and have no room to set up a studio. I thought this thing may actually be perfect given my space. Problem is, I've looked and looked and can't find it, or anything like it.

Has anyone seen anything like this? Can you share the link if you have? Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

Chris.

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That's cool, thanks :)

Hi, new to the site, but wanted to weigh in because I've used both magic arms and the other double rod - articulated arm and the magic arm was way more stable ( perhaps counter intuitive...) the magic arm comes in a heavy weight and lightweight version. I was the camera animator on this gig: http://obscureobjectfilms.com/?p=2176

and used two c-stands with multiple gobo heads for 3 point articulation. One arm set was mounted to a camera plate on the bottom of the camera and the other one was mounted to the hot shoe mount on top of the camera. It was way more stable than just mounting underneath.

Wow excellent info!! Thanks - it's great to hear from somebody who's used a magic arm (or 2). 

actually, this is my favorite use of the magic arm:

https://vimeo.com/19757035

;-)

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