the birth announcement video for your son was absolutely adorable!
I'm really looking forward to see what you'll create for your daughter with your new knowledge.
Cheers to you and your growing family
Joshua Bartels said:
Hello, fellow creatives! I have been involved in video production for the past five years now. A few years ago when my first son was to be born, my wife and I brainstormed ideas for a birth announcement video. The winning idea was to use the stuffed animals we had purchased for our boy as characters in the film. Having only a Panasonic Lumix GH2 and After Effects, I shot my first ever stop motion animation. You can find it here. While it is by no means an excellent piece, it piqued my interest in the art. Now, expecting our third child, we decided it was time to play catch up and make a short stop motion animation film for our daughter. That decision led me to research the best methods and techniques for animation - leading me down a rabbit hole that I have been gladly lost in for a few weeks now. I just got Dragonframe this past week and hope to get started with some animation tests in the next few weeks.
I've already learned a ton from this group and expect to learn much more. Thanks for contributing.
Spent the last month emptying my bank account for gear
Been a big fan of stop motion from a young age think morph (bbc tony hart). I spent the last 4 years in the 3d world doing various game level design and got sick of how strict it is, was also spending way too much time away from my 9-year-old daughter. So I decided to get my hands dirty with stop motion and also get my daughter involved as she is a big fan of wallace & gromit, shaun the sheep and most of Tim Burtons films not to mention Laika. She also has a talent for creating small things
Bought the canon 1200d, smp and a few lamps and of course a table to work on. Now moving on to proper lenses as the canon kit lens is useless. The next step is to get the armature I bought built to the right scale (it is a 1/7 and we need less than half of that, a bit of a mission but doable). Also a long term musician and have a decent studio set-up (be it compact) for audio fx and scores and the missus is a proficient pianist so mum can get involved as well at a later date.
All in all it's a very nice change from 3D as the results are instant, some people find stop motion laborious but I love the instant results I get. What you see is really what you get.
Start small and think big is the outlook and our first production is down on paper, it's a small start.
Greetings from Holland and nice to meet you all.
My name's Cory and I'm an LA based stop motion animator.
Here's a link to view some of my work - https://vimeo.com/corygarcia
Im always looking for work and collaboration opportunities! Please hit me up if you need an animator!
Hi there, I joined this site because I am interested in making my own stop motion films. I've always loved stop motion but it only recently occurred to me to give it a try myself. I'm sorely under equipped at this point, but I don't want that to stop me from learning everything I can. So far I've made one incredibly short film just using stuff I had on hand, but I'm determined to learn how to do better.
I'm glad sites like this exist and I can't wait to make another short. I have stories I would love to tell with this medium in the future, but I need to learn the craft before I can tell those stories well.
Hi, everybody! Alright, so I got into stop motion animation about 5 months ago but never really tried to create my own short. About a month ago, I was assigned a task in which I had to create my own stop motion character/puppet. Sadly, I never got the chance to animate it so I haven't actually made any progress in learning how to animate objects yet. I know several skills are required in this field but I'm eager to learn everything I can in order to one day create my own stop motion shorts and improve my technique, which is why I joined this site. I also like to watch stop motion videos from other artists because of the special, genuine quality each animator brings to their own shorts. In the future I would love to make a science fiction and horror short film entirely with stop motion. This site seems like an amazing place to learn more about the craft and to talk with people who share the same love for stop motion animation!
I'm an oil and watercolor painter who has always been into stop-motion animation ever since I first saw Gumby as a kid!
I'm a bit of a technophobe and really only use cameras to (poorly) photograph my paintings. However, now that I'm graduated from college, I'm thinking more about what I want to do. Whether I pursue art or biology (I double majored) is still up in the air, but I really want to experiment with making stop motion shorts. I have no experience at all, so it's going to require a lot of learning on my part. I figure this will give me time to save up to buy a decent camera and some good software.
I look forward to getting to know you all and what your styles are! Maybe this time a year from now, I'll actually know what I'm doing :)
Hello to all! I am a printer by trade and have a long time interest in film and video media. I'm new to the stop motion world and just recently armed myself with a Cannon EOS t6i and Dragonframe software.I'm interested in learning all I can about stop motion animation and all the possibilities of bringing inanimate objects to life.
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"
Hi Jim. Have a look through the discussion topics as there are many threads on camera choice. If you can't find an answer, post a topic in the relevant section.
Hey there. I am Lauren Carter and I am a visual artist with a formal background in ceramic pottery and sculpture. At the moment I am job hunting in the Austin, TX area and gaining experience in stop-motion animation while in between jobs. Really excited about this site and hope to connect with other artists to network and possibly collaborate or find work! Thanks for the add.
My name is Peter Olschner. I just recently released my first stop motion short film and am excited to engage with communities like this one in order to learn and grow!
If you want to watch my first project, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2-bFoNGdp0
I'd love as much feedback as I can get! Thanks in advance :)