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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 George Dolan's discussion Original Music
"Hey George,  I followed your link and listened to all your tracks.  The ones I liiked are Hansel and Gretel Texture, loved that, Event In Slow Motion,  loved the drama, Lead The Way, loved the mystery, intrigue, drama, tension, love…"
Apr 4
James Krysa replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 20th Anniversary for StopMotionAnimation.com
"nice message Steve.. Just wanted to agree with you on the stop mo jams...  I loved being involved with that  process..  and I needed the motivation there to.  I think it was great that Anthony gave us all the opportunity to do…"
Apr 3
James Krysa replied to Strider's discussion That time the message board was white for a while...
"Hey Nick, Yeah Black is best, I agree, you got good eye, according to netflix though orange is the new black lol..  sorry going off topic here, a little bit of ego blowing going on now..  lol...  you blew me away with your adam and…"
Apr 3
James Krysa replied to Adam Loomis's discussion Looking for Armature Inspiration
"Hey Simon,    thanks for the info there on Machine Mart, I did just join up and found the milling machine, so far,  raises more questions now, and now I doubt lol.. that was so helpful though, saved me the head stress of looking for…"
Apr 3
James Krysa replied to Troy Stith's discussion Bringing Doodles To Life
"I just read your message reply on there again Don, and that's excellent feedback there.."
Apr 3
James Krysa replied to Sergio Roda's discussion Need help with Stop Motion college work
"I love your concept drawings.. very cool.. good luck with it all.. sorry I can't help I am just starting myself..  but I am sure there's a few that will give you good advice / help on here...   :)"
Apr 3
James Krysa commented on Hiro Minegishi's photo
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Spider. weaving

"the animation is awesome... looks really magical ... something to be proud of..  :)"
Apr 2
James Krysa commented on Jastrow's photo
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Micro-sculptures, and inspiration for my upcoming feature animation

"inspiring.. I want to try my hand at torturing myself to create at this scale.  there is something special about working that small...  "
Apr 2
James Krysa commented on Iulian Demetrescu's photo
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Test_0012

"love the design.. so sweet... he made me laugh..."
Apr 2
James Krysa commented on Iulian Demetrescu's photo
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Test_0015

"wow...love the details... awesome quality  :)"
Apr 2
James Krysa commented on Joseph Wallace's photo
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Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) - Sparks

"very interesting look to these characters, like the style.. and the lighting... "
Apr 2
James Krysa commented on L Carter's photo
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Silver Robot [Front View]

"Also very cool .. "
Apr 2
James Krysa commented on L Carter's photo
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Silver Robot [Back View]

"love the design.. I be interested in seeing what it looks like moving... what inspired you to come up with that design / shapes ?"
Apr 2
James Krysa replied to J. Kling's discussion Stop-Motion-Summer-Camp 2019 / Germany
"looks like a great workshop..  :)"
Apr 2
James Krysa replied to J. Kling's discussion Stop-Motion-Summer-Camp 2019 / Germany
"I think this sounds awesome event. I would definitely be interested in going if I could.. sounds like an adventure..  :)"
Apr 2
James Krysa replied to Adam Loomis's discussion Looking for Armature Inspiration
"Hey Adam,  Just finished reading your blog.  Very interesting..  I think it's a great opportunity you having this grant and I hope this leads to a thriving animation community for you and others to make stopmotions..  I wish…"
Apr 2

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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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