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Charlie Chaplin Project

Started Jun 16 0 Replies

Well I have been planning on making my first stop motion tests, you know things like walk cycles and different character traits, but I have always wanted to try out that iconic Chaplin walk. So today…Continue

Making a Jaw on a wire armature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wallace Jones Nov 24, 2013. 6 Replies

This has been one of my recurring problems, when it comes to making stop motion monster puppets: The Jaw. In the image attached I have shown the two ways I have tried out in making a movable jaw from…Continue

CASTING A PLASTICINE SCULPT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angus Lamont Aug 21, 2013. 2 Replies

Just finished my Prehistoric monster Plasticine sculpt and now want to move on to casting. As this is my first time making a plaster mould, I bought Plaster of Paris. However in most tutorials the…Continue

Tie-down surface

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angus Lamont Aug 11, 2013. 11 Replies

What type of surface do you use to tie-down your puppets? I have seen wood and metal, but I am unsure of what to use. Any simple way of making one?Continue

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"1. The Cyclops 2. Mighty Joe Young 3. Evolution T-Rex But I love them all lol!"
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"Looking good! Ray would be proud of this! "
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Gorilla puppet

"Love it! How did you make this guy? Is it build up or were molds made?"
Mar 22
Wallace Jones replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Here is a alternative to a moving jaw. Sculpt the head in clay with a neutral expression. Then sculpt another head, using the first one as a guide, but with a angry expression. Make a rubber mold of each head and then make a plaster cast of each…"
Nov 24, 2013
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Thanks for the advice guys!"
Nov 21, 2013
Aaron Martinez replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Have you tried using more than one piece of wire for the jaw? You could do two or three wires in a row (parallel to each other) coming out of the jaw and into the skull. That way there's a little bit of back up support in case one breaks and…"
Nov 21, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"Either of those should work.  I like the first one because it has more length of wire, so the bending can spread over a wider area. The only reason I can think of for the wire breaking is if it has any nicks or scratches in it.  It will…"
Nov 20, 2013
Angus Lamont replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"The wire is just snapping. Definitely using the right stuff. "
Nov 20, 2013
Aaron Martinez replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Making a Jaw on a wire armature
"I've done it using a hinge method. Works well for skulls, but I'm not sure you would have the strength for something that's covered over w/ latex or other. The hinged jaw is a single piece of wire with sculpey on the lower jaw - the…"
Nov 20, 2013

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At 7:14am on August 16, 2012, Production of the Mind said…
Ape films!!!
At 12:57pm on September 21, 2012, Production of the Mind said…

Thanks dude.

At 3:20pm on September 27, 2012, Roger Beck said…

Hey Angus, I love the new profile photo. What is that from?

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Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by gustavo arteaga 11 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

Lighting packages...Where to begin?

Started by Stuart Bury in CAMERA & STAGE 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

I've always just worked with clamp lights from a hard ware store. They've been ok on really small productions, but I might be landing my first decent sized gig. It's time to step up my game.For those of you who use professional grade lights, what do…Continue

Shopping trolley

Started by Marnik in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Marnik 21 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hello all!I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They need to be strong enough to support a clay puppet in each one (although I could get round this by rigging them…Continue

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

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What's the English name for the tools to punch hair in the puppet's skin?

Started by Jet Zhang in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

I remember there was a thread about the tool, but can not find that article. Anybody know that? Thanks!Continue

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