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Frankenweenie: Free ibook available for iPad

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 9, 2013. 1 Reply

It's a promo piece with some nice stuff in it, viewable only on iPad, I believe.Here's an article about it:…Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to B. Hoffman's discussion Frankenweenie: Free ibook available for iPad
"Hey, I got one a those pad things... Thanks Bruce!"
Feb 9, 2013
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Frankenweenie: Free ibook available for iPad

It's a promo piece with some nice stuff in it, viewable only on iPad, I believe.Here's an article about it: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/frankenweenie-digital-book-is-dark-charming-and-free-on-i-tunes.Apologies if this has already been posted about. Did a search and couldn't find anything.See More
Feb 9, 2013
B. Hoffman replied to Gemedet's discussion Animation on glass - How do I deal with reflections?
"Traditional animation stands can be (and often were/are) equipped with polarizing filters. Looking at the photo of the setup Strider posted, you would cover each light source with a polarizing filter (both oriented to polarize the light in the same…"
Aug 26, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to The Great Pumpkin's discussion Concept Art Painting for Fun
"Terrific. The "framing" by dark elements in the foreground is always so evocative to me."
Jun 12, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Bianca Ansems's discussion Cheap and easy puppet making - add your tips & tricks!
"Great topic. (BTW, your trailer looks great, Bianca.) Here's a site devoted to papier mache that includes a recipe that promises fine detail: http://ultimatepapermache.com/jonniclay2 Also, florist's foam can be easily (albeit messily)…"
Jun 12, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to LIOs Nephew's discussion Observations: Trial Experimental New SMA.com
"Also, just to the right of the word "Activity" in all those email checkbox categories is an option that says "Stop Following All," which means it won't send emails about the routine messages and other postings. I've…"
Jun 12, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to LIOs Nephew's discussion Observations: Trial Experimental New SMA.com
"LIO, I "walked back," but not very far. I'm still with you on most if not all of your points, and you raised issues that I couldn't articulate but definitely agree with (most especially, your concern about access only through…"
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman is now friends with castlegardener, Don Carlson and Strider
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to MovieStuff's discussion New Painting!
"That's really terrific. I like the control of the "focus." On my bucket list is to paint a very large painting in the Hudson River / Frederic Church style. First, I need to find the time. Then I need to convince my family that a…"
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Rick Catizone's discussion monoclonius sculpt-in progress
"That looks great. I'm not so much of a "dinosaur guy," and the tendency of some artists (such as William Stout) to emphasize the textures of the skin usually doesn't appeal to me, but it really works here. I didn't know what…"
Jun 10, 2012
B. Hoffman commented on StopmoNick's blog post First blog post
"Holy Mackerel! That was great! Just how many different elements had to be animated for every frame?!"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Strider's discussion Concerns and questions
"No, thank you! (etc., etc., etc...) OK, I'm coming out of curmugeon mode. I think it's fantastic that it's possible to post videos here now. That will be a great resource for putting up tutorials, to pick just one example. I just…"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman commented on Anthony Scott's video
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"That's really wonderful. Never seen it before."
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Strider's discussion Concerns and questions
"It's better, although I'm still in "curmugeon" mode. However, I can just reduce the size of the window to crop off that nonminimalist stuff. Now all I have to do is declutter my desktop. Anthony, I want to say MUCH MORE…"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman replied to Strider's discussion Concerns and questions
"Well, it's probably too soon for me to criticize and I should keep my fingers still, but my initial contact with this format leaves me confused. We have two places to enter comment on the same page. Is there a way to view the discussion in…"
Jun 9, 2012
B. Hoffman is now a member of StopMotionAnimation.com
Jun 9, 2012

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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 animate doll eyes with no hole?

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hi guys,I have a question that no doubt many have run into before. I want to use doll eyes in my stop-mo puppets. The doll eyes come with a stem in the back, that's easy  to grind off so now they are round. But how do you animate them without…Continue

Tags: doll, eyes

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 3 hours ago. 5 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

First Snow on crowdfunding portal!

Started by Karolina Čížková in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Karolina Čížková 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi stop-motion lovers! Stop motion film First Snow from Czech Republic is on crowdfunding compaign - on Hithit.com!Here is the link:https://www.hithit.com/en/project/339/prvni-snihTHANK…Continue

Tags: czech, republic, tradicional, snow, first

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Camera Shake Problem

Started by Haruko Napochka in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Haruko Napochka yesterday. 8 Replies

Hello, everyone! My name is Haruko Napochka, and I am totally newbie here. Mostly, I've been making/learning cut-out, but thanks to your web site, I've started experimenting wire armatures and tie downs with my paper marionettes.Today, I've just…Continue

Tags: multi, plane, problem, basic, camera

Nice creepy dark carnival type stopmo in American Horror Story: Freak Show opening credits

Started by Strider in STOP MOTION ON VIDEO. Last reply by Philmation on Saturday. 7 Replies

Just saw the premiere tonight, and was amazed to see stopmotion in the credits. Oh, some weird sexual stuff going on, mostly between skeletons - just a heads up. Continue

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