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 Welcome to StopMotionAnimation.com

When I was a kid, I was intrigued with the puppet animation featured in the Rankin/Bass holiday specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Simultaneously, I was amazed by Ray Harryhausen's creature films, my favorite being The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. However, it was the 1933 RKO film, King Kong that ultimately hooked me on Stop Motion Animation. Scavenging the libraries, I searched for books on the subject but there wasn't much to be found. By the time I was eleven years old, I had managed to animate my first stop motion film using a simple Super-8 movie camera.

Since those early days, I've worked on many stop motion animated film projects including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Coraline. Even though I've been in the industry for over 25 years, I am continuously learning more about this unique and unusual art form.

StopMotionAnimation.com was launched in April 1999. Since then, it has become a popular meeting place for aspiring animators. If you are visiting for the first time, take a look around at the new site design featuring a dedicated page for each member, photo upload, video, a chat room and events page, all while retaining the ever-popular Message Board. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this website is an asset to your stop motion projects.

Anthony Scott
Founder and Creator of StopMotionAnimation.com
Latest Projects and Demo Reel






STOPMO JAM on Facebook

Tom Brierton's Kickstarter

A dragon teaches her child how to fly, but in doing so, realizes that her training will come at a price.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 13 2017 5:23 PM PST.

Welcome To My Daydream: A Documentary about Will Vinton

A documentary about the father of Claymation and creator of the California Raisins + more!

On Kickstarter Now. Deadline is November 09, 2017 7:00 PM PST.

MESSAGE BOARD CATEGORIES

STOPMO NEWBIES
basic stopmo discussion

ANIMATOR TALK
experienced animators looking to improve

CAMERA & STAGE
animation camera, lighting and moco rigs

ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
animation tool and rigging discussion

STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS
frame capture, editing, and post-production

STORY
script, storyboarding and storyreel discussion

SOUND
lip-sync, sound effects and music

YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT
discuss your stopmo film

ARMATURES
ball & socket and wire armature discussion

MACHINE SHOP
metalwork tool & talk

SCULPTING
sculpture information and advice

HAIR & COSTUME
materials, patterns and technique

CASTING
foam, silicone and resin

CLAY
clay puppet construction

GENERAL PUPPET MAKING
other puppet fabrication issues

STOP MOTION SETS
set design and construction information

MODEL DEPARTMENT
miniature prop discussion

MATTE PAINTINGS
glass matte paintings and backgrounds

GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS

STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION

FAVORITE STOP MOTION CHARACTERS

PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION

FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

ANIMATION SCHOOLS

STOP MOTION BOOKS

STOP MOTION ON VIDEO

JOBS & PROJECTS
post here if you are looking for talent to hire

SWAP MEET
stop motion items for sale

CHAT BOARD
general discussion

SITE FEEDBACK
report bugs, comments and suggestions here

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