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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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Art Clokey Google Doodle

"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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Any New News About the Old Message Board?

Started by MartindeMadrid in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Strider 3 minutes ago. 27 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

Start of a new puppet

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by MartindeMadrid 44 minutes ago. 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 12 hours ago. 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

Tags: equipment, animation, studio, lights

molding/casting plastic figures to make puppets

Started by vanilla gorilla in CASTING. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 12 Replies

Ive been looking at trying some molding and casting lately with different objects for props and puppets and what not for some stopmo videos im working on. I have some plastic figures of dinosaurs and animals that I would love to turn into stopmotion…Continue

Body paint stop motion music video

Started by Tim in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Strider on Friday. 1 Reply

This is a video I directed for Australian band Royston Vasie.  Motion shots were done with a dynamic perceptions dolly and dragon frame.  Painting was done by talented make up artist Sahra Bull.  Continue

My graduation project, what do you guys think?

Started by Katty in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Strider on Friday. 2 Replies

Hello my name is Katty Aoun, I graduated last spring with a bachelors in Fine Arts. My thesis project was a series of finger print drawings but i decided to work on a stop motion short I had in mind. My problem was that this would be my graduating…Continue

Tags: handmade, set, miniature, tiny, cute

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