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Clay animated short: Hulk, Spider Man, and Superman vs Gumball machine

Started Feb 4 0 Replies

Hi folks,  My friend and loyal customer Martin Gutierrez Beheran animated this short using Puppet Putty to create all the characters. He says this is his second film, but his first time doing a…Continue

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Amazing Mini-Fig stop motion

Started Dec 7, 2016 0 Replies

This is exactly the kind of aesthetic I've always hoped to see in Lego-style animation. Look how SMOOTH it is! After studying it frame by frame, it is apparent that this is not 30fps on a mix of ones…Continue

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Water droplets/ice effects using boiled isomalt, salt, water, and olive oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Dec 7, 2016. 2 Replies

Not sure if ants or small…Continue

Snubbery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Dec 10, 2016. 7 Replies

Hi folks, I've noticed this a lot, and it's confusing and prevalent enough that it's high time it was addressed directly: Why are some professional animators friendly and happy to talk about their…Continue

 

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Don Carlson replied to Jack Spiggle's discussion Claymation with polymer clay
"Hi Noah, Puppet Putty is back in stock, although the packs will soon be 3 liquid oz instead of 6 and the price will be a little over half of what it was to adjust for economic inflation. The advantage will be that you'll be paying less per…"
Mar 21
Don Carlson replied to sebastian Potts's discussion The Stop Motion Video Archive
"I'm still curious what that short was called that had the two clockwork (human?) characters winding each other up with a key on their backs. Seems like I saw it only yesterday, the storyline is not to hazy, but the NAME I can't remember.…"
Mar 14
Don Carlson replied to Jack Spiggle's discussion Claymation with polymer clay
"Oh! I didn't even see the mention... Thanks :) Yeah, shipping is a bit of a puzzle. Hoping to get international distribution one of these days. It may take a Kickstarter."
Feb 25
Don Carlson replied to Jack Spiggle's discussion Claymation with polymer clay
"I make a meltable polymer clay, if you want to try that out. It's a mix of the properties of polymer clay and the properties of oil-based clay (and it can be melted!)"
Feb 25
Don Carlson replied to Jack Spiggle's discussion Claymation with polymer clay
"I know a guy who has done a ton of animation with polymer clay."
Feb 18
Don Carlson replied to Atalissa Harrah's discussion I'm stumped for voices
"What  kind of ghost voice are you looking for, Atalissa? Within that category of character, there are a great many varieties. This became apparent to me while watching "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera. The title…"
Feb 6
Don Carlson posted a discussion

Clay animated short: Hulk, Spider Man, and Superman vs Gumball machine

Hi folks,  My friend and loyal customer Martin Gutierrez Beheran animated this short using Puppet Putty to create all the characters. He says this is his second film, but his first time doing a serious clay animation with multiple characters. He plans to make more of these and is trying new things along the way. This is the "mystery customer" who has bought pack after pack of the 'Putty and I was wondering where it all was going. What a pleasant suprise! See More
Feb 4
Don Carlson replied to Don Carlson's discussion Blacklisted: How do you know?
"Update: It's amazing how much things can change in the space of almost 3 years. The studio I thought I had been blacklisted from just bought several packs of clay. I wasn't blacklisted at all- and probably only thought that out of…"
Jan 25
Don Carlson commented on StampMotionStudio's video
Jan 24
Don Carlson commented on StampMotionStudio's video
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Happy New Year From Stamp Motion Films!

"The walking is SPECTACULAR! Almost no one animates a full clay walk cycle like that. This makes it stand out in the first few seconds."
Jan 1
Don Carlson replied to GREGG DIAMANT's discussion Clay & Silicone hybrid
"Clay and silicone? Yeesh! If there is a drawback to this, it would be added weight to the puppet. You will also want to make sure that the different materials do not have to stick to each other- because one thing clay is noted for is its ability to…"
Jan 1
Don Carlson replied to Adam Taylor's discussion "Experimenting"
""Copy my answers", is what I got from this because I could hear the next syllable starting before it cuts off. Double-checking, http://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/123b87e8-b4a6-433e-bcb8-4e745c0cb058Juno actually interrupts him in…"
Dec 23, 2016
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Dec 19, 2016
Don Carlson replied to justin rasch's discussion One of my First Tests from KUBO
"I remember Bumble. Planning a return to the blog-o-sphere. Miss you guys."
Dec 16, 2016
Don Carlson commented on gustavo arteaga's video
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Bullets inthe Gun

"That is quite good for a first clay film! I especially liked the shallow depth of field. It flows and reveals only a little bit at a time- just enough to get an idea of what is going on. Very dream-like."
Dec 15, 2016

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At 9:19am on June 25, 2012, Claym8r said…
Don,
I used to animate with a clay that is manufactured by Caran d' Ache . It doesn't come in as many colors as the Van Aken brands, its waxy texture holds up much better under hot lights, and it cleans up a lot easier because the dyes in the clay don't run as badly as the other brands .
At 10:09am on June 25, 2012, Don Carlson said…

I have not found Caran D'Ache clay in stores, but did see their other art supplies.

I do know how to modify Van Aken to get the properties you're looking for. Spent a year studying clay formulas and got it down pretty good. I'll send you a private message.

At 2:10pm on January 6, 2014, Robin Haefeli said…

Thank you! Yes it is a combination of latex and sculpy for the eyes.

At 1:21pm on February 12, 2015, Lemz Media said…

Hey Don, long time no chat. How's the business going?

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