Brandon Ayers
  • Male
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • United States
Share

Brandon Ayers's Discussions

Missing Link Trailer

Started Nov 8, 2018 0 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5VC7nCv_YLaika's Missing Link trailer dropped today! Look hilarious.Continue

ParaNorman Costumes

Started this discussion. Last reply by grecodan Sep 16, 2012. 3 Replies

Article on the Costumes that I found today. Gives some nice tips and hints as to how they pulled some things off.Continue

SMA Mobile

Started this discussion. Last reply by CraftCadet Oct 6, 2012. 1 Reply

Thanks for having a mobile site, it makes viewing SMA on my "stupid" phone much, much easier.Continue

 

Brandon Ayers's Page

Latest Activity

Brandon Ayers replied to Mozen's discussion Pipe Cleaner Cat Animation
"Nice test, as it looks very smooth and has nice timing."
May 14
Brandon Ayers replied to Count Croc's discussion Keeping motivation
"Also, try not to worry about developing your own style. It will naturally come to you over time and with practice. There is a joke about art school, where if you walk around everyone is practicing their signatures. No art actually being worked on.…"
Apr 25
Brandon Ayers replied to Tim Allen's discussion 5 Day Stop Motion Animation Workshop with Tim Allen in London (May 2019)
"Congratulations on the workshop! The online one sounds interesting as well but alas, I don't really have the time. Maybe I can catch you sometime out in my neck of the woods. Happy animating."
Apr 24
Brandon Ayers replied to Count Croc's discussion Keeping motivation
"This site moves much slower than others Count Croc. Give it time. People are busy animating and creating puppets!"
Apr 23
Brandon Ayers replied to Count Croc's discussion Keeping motivation
"I have a ton of unfinished projects as well as one project that's been going on for over 10 years. I too would like to hear from others who suffer from this and have been able to work around it. I think my biggest issue is that a new idea takes…"
Apr 22
Brandon Ayers replied to Mozen's discussion Had to make a character for Character Design Class in Animation School - I made a clay puppet and her duck
"Appealing design! I like it. Nice action shot as well."
Apr 19
Brandon Ayers replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Animation Workflow
"Yes, go through the reference footage and find some key / extreme poses. The X-Sheet, which I've never used a traditional one, is exactly used to plan and help you remember what happens when. Put notes that help you. Like, Arm Fully Extended on…"
Apr 19
Brandon Ayers replied to Margie McGinty's discussion a slow start to my pre project
"Is that plumber's epoxy to hold the shape? What gauge wire are you using for the arms? Looks like you are using the same gauge all the way around? You'll want the legs / lower half to be stiffer than the arms usually. As you don't…"
Dec 18, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Keith Adams's discussion AnimaShooter
"Thanks for the link. I'll see if I can give it a test soon and get back to you."
Nov 28, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Here is a great list over at 11 Second Club. http://www.11secondclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4773"
Nov 26, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Peter Ellis's discussion Laika's "MIssing Link" Trailer
"They are making animated films with a mix of stop motion and cg. Bringing the best of both worlds? I think their target is the world, not us, so they are making it look as good as they can. I will refrain from any judgement until I've seen it.…"
Nov 12, 2018
Brandon Ayers posted a discussion

Missing Link Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5VC7nCv_YLaika's Missing Link trailer dropped today! Look hilarious.See More
Nov 8, 2018
Brandon Ayers commented on Peter Ellis's video
Thumbnail

DSLR vs iPhones Camera 2018

"I've only seen a couple but have subscribed. Need to go through them. Thanks for taking the time to make and share these."
Oct 31, 2018
Brandon Ayers commented on Peter Ellis's video
Thumbnail

DSLR vs iPhones Camera 2018

"Thanks for that. You misspelled speak at the end by the way. :P I have a DSLR and just haven't even attempted to test my iPhone. I see it's pointless for me. cheers."
Oct 29, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to grecodan's discussion I'm back, and this is the current project.
"Looks great! What's the final puppet going to look like?"
Oct 29, 2018
Brandon Ayers commented on Peter Ellis's video
Thumbnail

Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

"This seems like a big waste to me personally, a gimmick like you said Peter. It's easier to just animate in a 3d software than set all this up. You still have to build the 3d armature. This is just motion capture software after all.... If you…"
Oct 15, 2018

Brandon Ayers's Photos

Brandon Ayers's Blog

Building a home studio

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 2:24pm 14 Comments

I am about to begin my journey into stop motion at a serious pace. I have been researching and doing more research into the tools that I will need to achieve my goals. What I'd like is some advice and to see if I am on the right track. Currently my budget isn't very high, so I will not be getting a DSLR to begin with. Later on when I've gotten much more experience and have built my sets and puppets for my short film (which I've been planning since 2007) I…

Continue

Comment Wall

  • No comments yet!

You need to be a member of StopMotionAnimation.com to add comments!

Join StopMotionAnimation.com

 
 
 

MESSAGE BOARD CATEGORIES

STOPMO NEWBIES
basic stopmo discussion

ANIMATOR TALK
experienced animators looking to improve

CAMERA & STAGE
animation camera, lighting and moco rigs

ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
animation tool and rigging discussion

STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS
frame capture, editing, and post-production

STORY
script, storyboarding and storyreel discussion

SOUND
lip-sync, sound effects and music

YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT
discuss your stopmo film

ARMATURES
ball & socket and wire armature discussion

MACHINE SHOP
metalwork tool & talk

SCULPTING
sculpture information and advice

HAIR & COSTUME
materials, patterns and technique

CASTING
foam, silicone and resin

CLAY
clay puppet construction

GENERAL PUPPET MAKING
other puppet fabrication issues

STOP MOTION SETS
set design and construction information

MODEL DEPARTMENT
miniature prop discussion

MATTE PAINTINGS
glass matte paintings and backgrounds

GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS

STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION

FAVORITE STOP MOTION CHARACTERS

PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION

FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

ANIMATION SCHOOLS

STOP MOTION BOOKS

STOP MOTION ON VIDEO

JOBS & PROJECTS
post here if you are looking for talent to hire

SWAP MEET
stop motion items for sale

CHAT BOARD
general discussion

SITE FEEDBACK
report bugs, comments and suggestions here

Latest Activity

James Krysa replied to Marnik's discussion Tips for stabilising a flimsy tripod?
20 hours ago
Adam Taylor replied to Marnik's discussion Tips for stabilising a flimsy tripod?
"What is the problem you are currently having with the tripod?  There really isn't a…"
yesterday
James Krysa replied to Marnik's discussion Tips for stabilising a flimsy tripod?
"Hey Nick,  yeah good point, I guess most of us need the flexibility of the tripod setup,…"
yesterday
StopmoNick replied to Marnik's discussion Tips for stabilising a flimsy tripod?
"I find I usually need to move the tripod from one shot to the next, so although a concrete block…"
Friday

© 2019   Created by Anthony Scott.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

.xg_widget_forum_index_index .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_listForCategory .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_show .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;}