Handbooks

The Original Stop Motion Handbook 
contributors: Mike Brent, Eric Scott, Lionel Ivan Orozco, Marc Spess, Anthony Scott, Mary Murphy, Jason Spyda Adams, Richard Svensson, Don Carlson, and Peter Montgomery

Also known as the Newbie Guide, this is good place to start if you have a bazillion questions about how to get moving on your Stop Motion Project. This Handbook has been around for a few years and is in the process of gradually being updated.

The Stop Motion Animator's Handbook
written by Anthony Scott

A collection of animation lessons and tips beginning with the basic fundamentals of Stop Motion Animation, extending into more advanced techniques. This Handbook is currently a work in progress.

Puppet Putty

Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Started by Hairyhands in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Hairyhands 29 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Hi guysWas looking for feedback on my new video (the book is the main part of the stop start) and some other parts but what I was really looking for was feedback with the story telling. Iv been doing it for so long now that it makes sense to me but…Continue

Any New News About the Old Message Board?

Started by MartindeMadrid in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Don Carlson 13 hours ago. 29 Replies

Haven't seen any updates recently about getting access going for the old SMA Message Board archive.  I really miss it, and need some of the information in it.  Just sayin'.Continue

my hamster project preview

Started by mikefallek in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT yesterday. 0 Replies

here's the video heres the site: hamster and handContinue

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The Story of Percival Pilts

Started by John Lewis in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Michal Franczak yesterday. 18 Replies

Hello All. Janette Goodey and I have been working for a few years on this little film.  The film is finally finished, and our trailer is up.  https://vimeo.com/116135030Visit our …Continue

Start of a new puppet

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by MartindeMadrid yesterday. 53 Replies

Here's a new puppet I startedIt will have mouth open and side to side jaw motionContinue

Needing lights for stop motion

Started by StampMotionStudio in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Don Carlson on Sunday. 8 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm looking for some lights I can use for stop motion..Any ideas of what would work good? I'm hoping to get some lights that are cold and don't heat up really hot. Also all I would need is 2 or maybe 3.Even 1 would do for now, using a…Continue

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