Hi, I'm pretty new to all this, and have only just started in this amazing world of stopmotion a few months ago. Here's a quick brief:
I was watching Paranorman on dvd a few months ago with two children ( Me and my kids love stopmotion films ) and my son said; "Dad bet you could do that!" I told him that the people who do that sort of stuff are very talented people and I have never done anything like that before! But something stirred inside me and I thought I would take up my sons challenge, so having no idea about stopmotion I preceded to watch all the stopmotion animation films special features I could & search the internet to find some insight to this world.
I brought some clay and other little things I thought I need started to play around with it, i had done a tiny bit of clay modeling at college but I took no interest in it at the time. Anyhoo I boring myself now......so I'll get on with it.
I found it a very enjoyable indeed practicing with this little ball of clay, and so having a few hours underbelt thought lets give this a go.................with the kids in tow I downloaded a stopmotion camera app and me and the kids made a little movie, it was really fun and we all loved doing through it was a learning process. So after that I practiced some more at sculpting a few characters from some old drawings, I also made a little animation of a fly by myself......not good - but not bad either ha ha. And so I went on to sculpt the littles boys head sculpt.....not bad for my second attempt I thought ( Though I did drop him on the floor after baked him in the oven and broke his ear and neck).....So geared up I now proceed to make a full maquette of a character from a story I did for the kids called "Frunny" (A story about a frog who wants to be a Bunny), So I went about it blah blah and the end result was a 12inc sculpt of him. Now I am quite pleased with the end result for a third attempt (Though he still needs smoothing out and baking). I think now I will try to start animating and trying that side some more and keep practicing sculpting as well.
I new to this so any information, tips and advice is very much welcome, so feel free to contact me and I look forward to conversing with guys!
P.S I aim to put some more pic's, art and sculpts up when I get time.