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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how do you ditribute your time?

Started by Antonio J. Cebrián in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Antonio J. Cebrián on Sunday. 6 Replies

along these years working in my proyect I see most of time was used in lot of work related but not in animate and filming puppets (thing is suposed we do). Specially, the task of building sets, making props and puppets is neverending. I think my…Continue

Mixed up about mixing plaster

Started by Animatters in CASTING. Last reply by StopmoNick on Saturday. 1 Reply

Does anyone have any tips on mixing small quantities of Hydrocal/Ultracal? As much as I love casting all sorts of oddball "things" for my daughters to paint/play with, it would be nice to know how I can mix up just 125mL if all I need is 125mL as…Continue

"Will O' The Wisp" Production Bumper + Short Film (2014)

Started by Mike in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Mike on Saturday. 27 Replies

Hello Everyone :) I've been posting some random W.I.P. photos and little test videos over the past year or so, but I recently discovered there's a "your project" section here in the forum. So this is a thread for my ongoing project, "Will O' The…Continue

Tags: wip, commercial, bumper, film, short

2015 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival - Call for Entries Now Open!

Started by Chris Diaz in FILM FESTIVALS. Last reply by Chris Diaz on Saturday. 5 Replies

PROUD TO BE BACK FOR OUR 7th EDITION!Celebrating stop motion is the name of the game, and we're back to do it again! For our 7th edition, The MSMFF team is aiming to bring our audience another exceptional program of films and more exceptional…Continue

Tags: claymation, motion, stop, festival, film

Film Festival Results

Started by Keith Mullin in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Carolina Veirano on Saturday. 4 Replies

On Thursday night we had the "Best of Festival" screening and awards ceremony for a film festival that I did a stop animation for.  My film "Percipient" was selected for the Best of Fest screening and nominated for a pile of awards.  I ended up…Continue

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