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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I want to pour polyurethane foam inside a latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space

Started by Eric Halloy in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

I want to pour polyurethane foam inside my latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space between the skin and the armature. The brand is FlexFoam-it III (the three pound density). I am at the stage in the construction of my puppet where I can…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Zaid 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Zaid 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 7 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 7 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

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