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Realistic Cappuccino?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jul 27, 2013. 1 Reply

This isn't directly related to stop motion, however I knew you all would have the best answers!I need to make a realistic cappuccino (not a tiny one, just a normal size fake one), I'm intending on…Continue

Mould Making

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider May 23, 2013. 9 Replies

So I've spent the last few days making some moulds and casting a puppets hands and as I've been doing this I'm thinking this can't be how actual stop mo industry professionals do it is it?I've been…Continue

Tags: plastaline, plaster, silicone, casting, making

Buying Plastiline

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Horabin Feb 12, 2013. 13 Replies

Hello,I've had a look through the forum for an answer and am yet to find one so figured I'd post a new discussion to ask; does anyone know where I can buy plastiline (or an equivalent) from in the…Continue

Tags: sculpting, modelling, puppet, plastiline

 

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StopmoNick replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Realistic Cappuccino?
"For miniature beers with a frothy head, I used Q- cell microballoon filler on top of the liquid. It is a very light, fine white powder that floats on top. It might work in a larger scale. It isn't real froth, so it lasts long enough for me to…"
Jul 27, 2013
Grace Diggens posted a discussion

Realistic Cappuccino?

This isn't directly related to stop motion, however I knew you all would have the best answers!I need to make a realistic cappuccino (not a tiny one, just a normal size fake one), I'm intending on using a real cup and saucer but am struggling to think of what to fill the cup with to make it look like a cappuccino.. I did consider some sort of resin? Or maybe plaster and then I could paint it? If anyone has any ideas on what sort of material could be used for this I would love to hear. Hope this…See More
Jul 27, 2013
Strider replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"True - it's always exciting opening the packages. "
May 23, 2013
Tony Perry replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"Lol, okay sometimes you get the mix wrong and its an ugly sweater kind of Christmas, but its still Christmas :)"
May 23, 2013
Strider replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"Heh yeah, just like Christmas - sometimes you get the cool robot toy you wanted, sometimes you get ugly sweaters... "
May 23, 2013
Tony Perry replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"I love casting...it's like Christmas every time you open the mould."
May 23, 2013
Ibrahim Ali Albuainain replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"To be honest, the beauty of stop motion art and puppet making is the slow progress making every single item by hand and after months a product comes to life! That's why I really want to improve in making a very detailed puppet.   Good luck!"
May 23, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"If someone were to invent a modelling material that you sculpted directly over the armature, then it set like a very soft (shore 10A) silicone, I would put my order in right now! Unless I want several identical copies of the same puppet, mouldmaking…"
May 8, 2013
Grace Diggens replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"Wow thanks for the great feedback guys. Really appreciate you taking the time to give such detailed responses! It was just an interesting thought I had whilst casting my hands, maybe this is a modelling revelation waiting to happen.. :P"
May 8, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"Making moulds does take some time, whatever material you use to make it from.  But there is no material you can sculpt in directly that offers the properties of soft silicone rubber, or foam latex.  So sculpting in plasticine (or polymer…"
Apr 25, 2013
Strider replied to Grace Diggens's discussion Mould Making
"For features or series work they'd use plastic for molds most likely - but of course that's for silicone puppets. For foam latex I think gypsum is still the #1 performer. I have heard of using fiberglass molds but it raises problems with…"
Apr 25, 2013
Grace Diggens replied to izzy's discussion hello, I've got a quick question :)
"Hey Izzy! What a great choice of subject to choose for your presentation.. :)I guess I'll kick off the answers...  My opinion of stop motion is that it definitely is evolving and that the traditional techniques are being merged in with the…"
Apr 24, 2013
Grace Diggens posted a discussion

Mould Making

So I've spent the last few days making some moulds and casting a puppets hands and as I've been doing this I'm thinking this can't be how actual stop mo industry professionals do it is it?I've been using plastaline and plaster to make my moulds, but it's pretty time consuming and doing it on a huge scale can't be productive in the industry! Don't suppose anyone has any inside information to wether this technique is continued for professionals?See More
Apr 24, 2013
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Apr 11, 2013
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The Pianist (pre-post production masking)

"Wow, that was impressive, also like the voice of the pianist!, nice model and set too :)"
Apr 9, 2013
Grace Diggens commented on Dave Riley's video
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"For some reason the volume on my laptop was on full when I clicked play on this. Terrifying! "
Apr 1, 2013

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At 1:46pm on September 24, 2012, John Horabin said…

lolz hi grace, welcome to the dark side

At 1:47pm on September 24, 2012, John Horabin said…

nowdig deep over here, tis a goldmine

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Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Kit 11 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason.  after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue

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Hi Guys, Just wanted to share with you our latest stop mo project! Its far from perfect and has been sitting around on my computer for ages so we thought we'd just finish off the post production and release what we've done. Would love any…Continue

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Need help with Macro and Wide Angle Lens

Started by Mastermind Films in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Mastermind Films on Tuesday. 13 Replies

I made a discussion about camera equipment previously, and I still remember all the lessons I learned about cameras, lenses etc.I am just a bit confused with my lenses.  My grandpa gave me two lenses. (it's in the pictures) It came from a Nikon SLR.…Continue

Sculpture time lapse

Started by Wes Simpkins in NEWBIE CORNER on Tuesday. 0 Replies

http://youtu.be/2XfqNVt3QZEThis is a time lapse of the 2nd sculpture for the latest project. There's still detailing left which will be done by the end of the week!Continue

The Problem:

Started by Varg Ossian in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Varg Ossian on Tuesday. 7 Replies

What to Practice? What to Focus on?Stop motion, is unique in that it requires a considerable amount of materials and skills in order to create... something... anything. So what specific aspects should I practice on in order to become good, or even…Continue

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