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New Stopmotion animation teaser trailer.....

Started Aug 9, 2016 0 Replies

Awesome Anthony... I love the new StopMoAnimation trailer cut with music,  even though none of mine is in the trailer lol.  good stuff :)   James.Continue

 

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James Krysa replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Welcome guys.  I wish you good luck with your project.  It does take your all to get something together.  I find I am more likely to make an animation if I just dive right in and give it your all, as you say.  It is a big…"
Sep 14, 2016
Marc Spess left a comment for James Krysa
"Thank you James, I love clay puppets the most, but I don't necessarily like animating them the most."
Aug 10, 2016
James Krysa commented on Tynesha Foreman's video
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"Lol Nick.  Yeah I kind of fell for animation especially stop motion too.  although havent done as much as I could or should be doing, hopefully that will change soon.  awesome stuff!!!"
Aug 10, 2016
James Krysa commented on Tynesha Foreman's video
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"haha lol.  I always read into things a little too much maybe.  how did you get into animation yourself?       "
Aug 9, 2016
James Krysa replied to Becky Weston's discussion LIGHTING!
"very good. well done seriously good stuff.  the music / sound design fits so well this piece.  Yeah I didnt notice any flicker either...  "
Aug 9, 2016
James Krysa posted a discussion

New Stopmotion animation teaser trailer.....

Awesome Anthony... I love the new StopMoAnimation trailer cut with music,  even though none of mine is in the trailer lol.  good stuff :)   James.See More
Aug 9, 2016
James Krysa replied to Thomas Nicol's discussion Winders site live!
"this is awesome device. I can see now thats how you did your rabbit character for the entry.  amazing.  I may buy one of these myself.  James.  "
Jun 13, 2016
James Krysa replied to Bobby's discussion Canon EOS dslr
"Good advice Nick. Well I'm relatively new to all this but I bought a new Canon EOS 1200D or T5 recently to use with DF, it was the cheapest option for me and it works fine. I still have to sort out a manual lens."
Apr 27, 2016
James Krysa replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM
"I had an amazing time working on my baby spring jam. Anthony you have been an amazing support, it has to be said. Thank you so much :) I am really excited that so many creative people took part in this great project. I am really excited to see the…"
Apr 24, 2016
James Krysa replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM
"Yeah I was really impressed myself to see the rough cut, well done to everyone guys.  some of your animations really blew me away.  I learnt so much from this challenge.  Very frustrating at times lol but all good fun and cant wait to…"
Apr 23, 2016
James Krysa commented on Thomas Nicol's video
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Spider Test

"nice, you inspire me to want to start animating pretty much anything.  good timing.  where do you develop your sense of timing , do you use video reference to aid you? "
Apr 22, 2016
James Krysa replied to Chris Johnson's discussion Nikon D3300
"I did briefly think of getting this Nikon camera myself. but opted for the canon D1200 today actually, did also consider the D700 and the D750, I went for the cheaper option which was a good deal, the package you quoted for the Nikon sounds very…"
Apr 20, 2016
James Krysa replied to Thomas Nicol's discussion Winder Rigs Beta Testing
"Thomas that is absolutely amazing animation mr. I can see that machine is really great too.      "
Apr 18, 2016
James Krysa commented on Jonathan Zito's photo
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"looks amazing. I am inspired.  I loved the idea of the buttons there, did you do the lights on his face in post production? or did you use some kind of LED light?       "
Apr 17, 2016
James Krysa replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM
"Does the animation have to include a floor at all?  because I am using my mantlepiece, which is not white, as a set to stand my subject on, with the white wall behind, and I have zoomed in to cut out the floor is that ok?  As I didnt use…"
Apr 16, 2016
James Krysa replied to Adam Taylor's discussion Video reference
"That is a really interesting question, I would also like to know if anyone uses video reference.  I need to go back to filming myself, I think it's really important to act out the idea, the actions, movements, get a feel of what it is your…"
Mar 13, 2016

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 10:00am on December 6, 2015, Thomas Nicol said…

Yeah, to some degree; I've just worked with basic 1:1 by volume formulas, but I've gotten some usable pieces out of it.  Have not yet gotten up the courage to take a crack at foam latex, though.

At 12:56am on December 7, 2015, Thomas Nicol said…

Check out some of Smooth-on's stuff if you're interested; I don't know if it's the best choice, but I've gotten some good milage out of some Eco-flex 30 I picked up a while back.  You could do a lot worse. You just mix equal parts of A and B, wait a few hours, and hey presto, you got rubber.

The main things I've learned about silicone are: 

  • There are two main kinds: platinum cure, and tin cure. Tin cure is cheaper, but platinum cure is what you want for puppets.
  • There's a lot of stuff that inhibits platinum silicone from curing (including tin silicone!), so read up on that before deciding what to use for a mold.  I've used a different sort of platinum silicone, but really, a hard material would be better for casting a soft rubber object.
  • Silicone does not stick to anything except more silicone -- but then it really sticks.  Get the right sort of mold release if you're casting silicone in silicone.
  • Beyond that, the internet has a wealth of info on it, and I hear Smooth - on is really good at answering questions.  Go forth and research!
At 9:14am on December 7, 2015, Thomas Nicol said…

Oh, sorry, no -- Smooth-On is a company http://www.smooth-on.com/

The silicone I've used for puppets is this: http://www.smooth-on.com/index.php?cPath=1130

At 2:45pm on December 7, 2015, rioforce said…

Thanks for commenting on my page about my video. I'm glad that you felt the emotion I put into Sola Luna. Animation is awesome, but when animation has attributes that affect the viewer, it is even more awesome. Again, thank you. :)

At 7:47pm on December 10, 2015, Santino Vitale said…

Hi, James.

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I just got home from work (my day job) and found that my email had gotten away from me 

To answer your question: I am self taught. I've just kinda picked stuff up through trial and error and a lot of reading this site. 

At 3:12pm on December 13, 2015, Paul T. McGilvray said…

thanks dude! You're comment means a lot to me! The webs were fucking annoying haha. They are made from super thin strands of polypropylene, and they kept getting stuck to my models haha. Any time a character had to move, it would gradually begin destroying the set! 

Yeah, having a team really helped. I am no master of sound, so my sound designer was great, and the actors were a fun lot to work with. I have my horror stories with actors, being a mostly live action filming kinda guy. But everyone was great! Online sites such as this are great to connect with people to give you advice on your projects, and Facebook often has pages dedicated to aspiring voice   actors and such, as well as there are good websites where you can recruit. 

At 8:17pm on August 10, 2016, Marc Spess said…

Thank you James, I love clay puppets the most, but I don't necessarily like animating them the most.

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