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For New Members: A  Guide to StopMotionAnimation.com About this Website Contact   Other Useful Information Strider's List of Handy Links to Useful Information on the Forum     &… View »

A Little History...

Gumby has been an iconic figure in my life since I was a kid. I always seemed to have a Gumby and Pokey bendable toy around. Funnily enough however, Gumby episodes weren't airing on television in my… View »

For New Members: A Guide to StopMotionAnimation.com

Welcome to StopMotionAnimation.com This website had a complete overhaul in June of 2012. Many new features, such as easy photo uploading, posting videos and writing blogs, are now available to… View »

Sculpting and Moldmaking Overview and Links

This article includes some broken links Written by Mike Brent I thought I'd post up some of the tips I've collected from various online sources and personal experience on the subjects of sculpting… View »

Lip Sync Tutorial

written by Don Carlson PART I Lip sync in stop motion is a hard thing to do. Probably, one of the most difficult aspects of animation, besides walking. You alread have your animation planned, sound r… View »

Special Effects: Water, Fire, Flying/Jumping/Throwing

Note: links on this page used to link to the old Message Board and therefore do not work at this time. written by Mike Brent I thought these subjects in particular need to be grouped together because… View »

The Animator's Toolkit

compiled and updated by Anthony Scott What's inside a stop motion animator's toolbox? It's anyone's guess really, but I'll try to identify the essentials. Every Animator uses various tools while ani… View »

The 12 Principles of Animation

annotated for stopmotion by Mike Brent INTRODUCTION Anybody who's studying animation should learn these principles. They were developed by the Disney animators in the early years, when they were basi… View »

Press Molds for Puppet Heads

submitted by Mike Brent Here's a tutorial originally posted by Jason Spyda Adams (son of legendary comic book artist Neal Adams) over at the Sculptors Forum (you need a free registration to read… View »

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