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Don Carlson's Discussions

"That White Stuff On Rocks"

Started Apr 25 0 Replies

Hiya folks,  While clay sales are slow, I've been easing back into animating, bringing back the old sick and twisted style I was known for a few years ago (just because it's fun).  To kick things…Continue

Tags: animation, clay, motion, stop, Carlson

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

Tags: animator, Carlson, Don

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

Tags: motion, stop, Mingle, Monsieur

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

 

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Don Carlson commented on Srj's video
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Clay stopmotion exercise, a first try.

"Good stuff! This is how animators become great. They practice a lot, and keep it simple."
May 3
Don Carlson replied to mason King's discussion HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
"I'm getting a lot out of 30 FPS on two's. There are countless videos on Youtube that you can study at that rate, so it's great for understanding how to time things out.  The main concern used to be that you couldn't get a…"
Apr 26
Don Carlson commented on Samuel Lowe-Anker's video
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Donald C. Trump Sets The Record Straight: A Donald Trump Claymation

"HAHAHAHA! "Bing bing bong" is the best quote from Donald Trump yet. Great animation, lighting... The whole shebang is studied."
Apr 26
Don Carlson posted a discussion

"That White Stuff On Rocks"

Hiya folks,  While clay sales are slow, I've been easing back into animating, bringing back the old sick and twisted style I was known for a few years ago (just because it's fun).  To kick things off, here is a re-creation of an animation that was lost on an old hard drive when it failed. There was a flicker problem in the beginning, but it went away after the first few frames. Monkey Jam was used for the animation, as there's some kind of conflict in the way Windows 10 uses the legacy…See More
Apr 25
Don Carlson replied to Harry Chaskin's discussion Stop Mo Seinfeld
"Really? I thought you were asking about the rest of it. Heh. Thought everyone knew about those clips. Well... Glad to bring them out of obscurity, then! :)When I'm not making clay, I collect obscure clips of clay animation from the…"
Apr 7
Don Carlson replied to Harry Chaskin's discussion Stop Mo Seinfeld
"Nice job, Harry!This is the clip you're thinking of:They were going to do it in Claymation and those are the only shots that have ever been seen according to Will Vinton (my teacher as NWFC in the 2012 Claymation class in Portland), so at least…"
Apr 6
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

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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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