Hello there!
Making my fist stop-motion movie and have some questions about technique. I wanna use tie-dows and wooden set to make puppets stay sturdy, but I don't quite understand how to put a cover down the set floor.

I mean, there are puppets feet and these holes for tie-downs in the set floor. Thus how do you guys do various kinds of the surface in your sets?

I would be grateful for any information about it.

Tags: cover, decoration, help, set, stage, tie-down

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Hmmm ok so it sounds like maybe I should avoid magnets... unfortunately my computer lives at one end of my animating desk, so I'm reluctant to use rare earth magnets in case they have a disastrous effect on my hard drive!

Wallace Jones- the technique you suggested sounds like a really good idea.  I think my problem is that because my main character is a dog, it's paws are kind of underneath its body, so they would be hard to get to with a screwdriver without accidentally moving the puppet, if you see what I mean.  Although I do also have a human puppet in various scenes so I think I might try the technique you suggested with that character.  

Thank you both for the ideas and information, I'll have a think and let you know how I get on!  

I use screws from above when I have to move the puppet so far back that I can't reach both the puppet, and the tiedown underneath the set.  When my neck is pressed hard against the front edge of the particle board floor, then it's time for the screws going in from above.  With a human, I still might have to bend it a little bit out of the way for screwdriver access, then bend it back.  But with a quadruped like a  dog, I don't think it would work too well, the feet don't stick far out in front from the leg, and there is more than one other foot attached as well.  There are right-angle screwdrivers, or tools to mount the stubbly Philips head screwdriver bits into at a right-angle, but even those could struggle to work with a dog puppet because they are a bit bulky where the bit is attached.  Maybe if the screw goes in at a bit of an angle?   Tiedowns underneath the set is probably the best.

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