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Don Carlson's Discussions

Stoopid Buddy Vimeo camp

Started on Tuesday 0 Replies

Just in case anyone missed this on Facebook and the SMA chat:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/animationclassExpert-level, techniques…Continue

Tags: Stoopid, Buddy, Stoodios, Chicken, Robot

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Nov 21. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for…Continue

Tags: clay

On revealing our secrets...(or not)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Aug 5. 31 Replies

Someone on Facebook brought up a good point about sharing knowlege. He said that if you share all your secrets at the beginning, you won't have any unique value to bring to the table when it comes to…Continue

PAX painting secret

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Jun 21. 4 Replies

Hi folks,Taking a page from Rick Baker's policy not to have a "magician's code", I want to share a "magic trick".The brush is a silicone paddle from a frosting kit at Michael's. It was a pack of 3,…Continue

Tags: silicone, cake, frosting, skweegie, paint

 

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You'd be surprised at what you can build a puppet onto. This face is sculpted on a roll of tape.(Made with Puppet Putty Firm)
yesterday
Don Carlson posted a discussion

Stoopid Buddy Vimeo camp

Just in case anyone missed this on Facebook and the SMA chat:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/animationclassExpert-level, techniques taught by Emmy Award- winning animators. This is a digital Robot Chicken workshop given by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios' top animators, covering all of the techniques they use to create the frantic, snappy, and uber-gestural style of movement. It is also the first studio to ever offer animation…See More
Tuesday
Don Carlson replied to Yagan's discussion MINOPOLSKA
"Here's the trailer.http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=19548127&cfilm=229335.htmlLooks like a nice representation of international stop motion films and styles. "
Sunday
Don Carlson replied to Dave Hettmer's discussion Rigging a cape
"Strider- That's right! Bickford never used traditional armatures, but would fold a piece of wire over onto itself and then twist to create a loop, and then bend the loop down and jam it into the character's back. When I was helping him in…"
Dec 9
Don Carlson commented on Anthony Scott's video
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Le Petit Prince

"So far, so good! WOW!!!"
Dec 9
Don Carlson replied to Marnik's discussion The Boxtrolls script is available online!
"Oh, cool! I'm gonna read this and pretend that there are no CG shots in the movie."
Dec 5
Don Carlson replied to Becky Weston's discussion LIGHTING!
"I never had flicker (literally, never) until getting the Canon DSLR (which I've since pawned). Not sure why I've been so lucky, and this was even in a house that had some backwards wiring in the outlets."
Nov 26
Don Carlson replied to Becky Weston's discussion LIGHTING!
"I have LED bulbs that will not dim at all, despite being rather expensive. My CFL spiral bulbs don't dim either... Still a fan of Halogen (spot, flood, clear, and soft). The PAR 20's are getting harder to find in some stores, which is a…"
Nov 23
Don Carlson replied to Don Carlson's discussion Lighting question for all you's guys
"Thanks, Nick! Well, the temperature that the clay gets soft even before the lights are heating the entire room is going to come from two 50 watt halogens a couple of feet away (just because it's direct, concentrated light). I have found that…"
Nov 21
StopmoNick replied to Don Carlson's discussion Lighting question for all you's guys
"My lights don't have much effect on the temperature of the puppet.  I use mostly 50 watt halogens, usually at least 1.5 metres away from the subject.  LEDs would be cooler and have even less effect on clay (if I used clay to animate…"
Nov 20
Don Carlson posted a discussion

Lighting question for all you's guys

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there has not been much feedback about the clay's current hardness. It is designed to get soft around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and then be at its optimal workability and flexibility at that temperature until the animation lights are turned off. This results…See More
Nov 20
Don Carlson commented on Sean O'Hara's video
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Barbie's Fifty Shades of Pink - a Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey

"First things first: I can not believe that S&M has gone mainstream because of...of all things...a book. I mean, the Kama Sutra never made mainstream people want to go out and experience each other 50 different ways. At least, not on the mass…"
Nov 18
Don Carlson replied to Amanda's discussion 14 year old wants a stop motion camera
"She might be able to find a Sanyo IDShot. They were once horrendously expensive but nosedived in price sometime around 2004 or 2005. A bunch of us from here bought one, and they were pretty fun because the camera records and plays back animation…"
Nov 15
Don Carlson replied to Amanda's discussion 14 year old wants a stop motion camera
"I still love webcams. They have a certain look that you don't get with a DSLR, point and shoot, or video camera. It's slightly sleazy, soft around the edges, like a window into an underworld. And it is still the camera of choice for…"
Nov 14
Don Carlson replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"When you have animated long enough, you take the length of time it takes to do animation pretty much in stride. You may be a "rank amateur" now, but you won't stay one forever. In fact, a lot of animators had only GI Joes to animate…"
Nov 7
Don Carlson replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Welcome, Joe! Many of us started out with movie cameras or a video camera that could only shoot about a second of video at a time. That really points out how recent the framegrabbing technology is. A compositor at Laika started out as a childhood…"
Nov 7

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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.

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Puppet Putty

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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Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 13 hours ago. 241 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

MINOPOLSKA

Started by Yagan in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Strider on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Hi Everyone !just to tell you that I will see tomorrow's old Polish films Stopmoand share with you the trailerit's here :http://www.lemelies.fr/film/minopolska/and the trailer is here…Continue

Stoopid Buddy Vimeo camp

Started by Don Carlson in ANIMATION SCHOOLS on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Just in case anyone missed this on Facebook and the SMA chat:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/animationclassExpert-level, techniques taught by Emmy Award- winning animators. This is a…Continue

Tags: Stoopid, Buddy, Stoodios, Chicken, Robot

Rigging a cape

Started by Dave Hettmer in HAIR & COSTUME. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Monday. 12 Replies

I'm rigging a small cape and looking for info from people who have done this before. The cape is about 5" long and is torn and ratty. So I can't hide wires in hemmed seams like I have in the past.I'm considering weaving some floral wire and then…Continue

Using a Nikon D5300 with Dragonframe

Started by Angus Lamont in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Angus Lamont on Sunday. 2 Replies

So I've just purchased the latest Dragonframe version and I am looking to upgrade my Canon EOS 1100D to a Nikon D5300. I have checked to see if this camera is compatible which it is. Is anyone currently using this camera with Dragonframe? If so can…Continue

Tiny bird puppet

Started by Jasper Kuipers in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Jasper Kuipers Dec 11. 5 Replies

Hi everyone!I have been visiting these boards for years now, but never actually posted something of my own. I know that's bad, so I figured I share something from a short that I am working on at the moment titled Finity Calling.This is the smallest…Continue

Tags: holland, calling, finity, bird, puppet

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