I've been looking around the site for a while. So, it's time to say something.
I recently became interested in stop motion and began researching the subject. I've accumulated a lot of info and started building armatures. Then, I found this place. Awesome!!! Hopefully, I can help folks out with some of my experiences since I've gotten a few good tips on here already.
I'm looking forward to animating and sharing with everyone here. ...soon.
Hello, my name is Geoff. ***"HI, GEOFF"****
I'm an animator who started out doing 3D CGI animation, and did that for about 10 years, making games and corporate video, and then stepped away from it for a few years. I've come back and I'm focusing on doing a stop-motion film because I love the art form.
I'm working on a short film called Tragic Magic, the story of an old wizard and his apprentice, and visit by Death puts them into a pickle. It's roughly 50% complete, and I hope to finish it this year. (I'll put up an in-depth summary in the forums soon). To follow my sporadic progress, I post updates on Twitter: @tragicmagicfilm
Hope to learn and share on this website here.
If you have a reasonable computer (desktop or laptop), you can get started for the price of a webcam. Download some free software (try AnimaShooter Junior ), plug a second-hand webcam into a spare USB socket, say a Logitech C920 USB HD Pro ( saw this one on eBay just now for a tenner ( British pounds )), and you can throw away that Gaf and start over for practically nothing...
James Hebson said:
Hello all. There was a time back in the Dark Ages 1960's when I did a fair amount of animation using my tristy GAF Super-8 camera. I suppose that I was fair at it as I was invited to travel to local High Schools to show and discuss my films. Anyhow, my deep attraction to the opposite sex caused a need to become married at the ripe old age of Seventeen and raise a family. Forty-seven years later and I am still married to the same beautiful girl. Only now I have two adult children and two young Grandsons. I also have my GAF and no film to run through it. I would like to pass on my love of animation to my Grandsons, but I would like to use more modern equipment. I have read that DSLR is okay but very hard on the camera. That's a whole lot of frames to take. My Grandsons are Eleven and Eight years of age. Any guidance for this old newby would really be appreciated. Being on a medical retirement money is somewhat tight. Although I do have more than I did in 1966. Thank you all for any and all advice. Jim "POPPY"
Eve This is the first time really seeing your work,,very nice
Eve L.Cyr said:
I'm a model maker from Montreal, Canada. I thought I'd share my new portfolio here: https://www.evelamoureuxcyr.com/
Also, I'm looking forward to participate in the next StopMo Jam!
Hi, new to the site and fairly new to stop motion. I've been interested in it for years and have always wanted to get more involved, but, life happens. Now, I'm 58 yrs old, and finally have started working on a armature for my first puppet.
Hi, Mark welcome to the site, it's a great fun and friendly place!, it's never too late to start something, hope to see your working progress :)
My names Thomas and I'm a sixth scale collector and artist. You can see some of my work at www.facebook.com/sculptgeek or www.instagram.com/sculptgeek I'm here because I'm interested in doing quick but informative stop motion videos about art. I'd like to build a single puppet for these simple scenes. Luckily I'm familiar with a number of sculpting, molding, and casting techniques that will help me ease into stop motion. I'm mostly out of my depth when it comes to ball/socket armatures and the filming process. I'm currently watching the Chiodo brothers lessons on the stan winston school website. Hoping to interact with you guys and learn a lot while here.
Hello!. My name is Tab and i am very happy to be part of this great community of fellow stop motion enthusiasts.
I have been experimenting in stop motion for a few years. mostly in 16mm film and a Bolex camera. although I have been a huge fan of Ray H. and stop motion in general i never really had the time to indulge myself in doing my own films. i am in a serious band and have been committed to doing that for a number of years. of course music is very time consuming and left me with little room to indulge my other passion of stop motion. I am just now getting into the digital camera and computer aspect. hopefully i can learn some things here and perhaps make a friend or two.
My name's Pete, I've just joined up.
I've been interested in making stopmotion for 10+ years.
I'm an amateur so have to fit it in around my day-job (I'm an Engineer.) I try to make pretty much everything myself, so it's a very, very slow progress (I guess you all appreciate that). As for style, I'd like to think it's my own, but I have loads of influences too many to list.
Beyond stopmotion I'm interested in all cinema, but have a particular penchant for very early European cinema.
That's about it really.
Hi Everyone! Thank you for letting me Join this group! I am fairly new to stop motion animation/Claymation. I am a freelance photographer who had interest in trying out stop motion and now i love it. Currently working on music videos & a few videos just for fun.
Hello all my name is Margie, I'm 53 I've always wanted to do animation, there just wasn't a class that taught it when I was in school. About 15 or so years ago I found photoshop with image ready, and I played with that. Now I don't work so there's plenty of time. I have most of what is needed for the project. clay, camera tripod, props, software, etc.. I plan to do it stop motion pro on windows xp. The only thing I don't have ready is the microphone. I cant get it to work on the computer, it just a matter of clicking or un clicking something I just haven't found it yet.(I have a feeling I'm going to need the most help with sound)