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article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Sep 4. 1 Reply

Glotime,tv have just shared an article about our work, which I'm really pleased with, so i thought i'd share it here- Glotime is the new tv channel, the baby of Sylvia and Dee Anderson-…Continue

Orc! Episode1

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Horabin Sep 2. 5 Replies

hiya, been ages since i shared anything here, but i just uploaded this to vimeo, and thought some of you might like it- this is a project in which i collaborated with a graff/ model artist called…Continue

At The End of Everything Else- stop motion and theatre in London

Started Apr 1 0 Replies

Hiya, I've just been to the first performances of 'At The End of Everything Else' a theatre piece for children currently on at the Unicorn Childrens theatre, Tooley Street; London Bridge, London- The…Continue

Fred for the short oscar?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Jan 19. 6 Replies

anyone know if Fred by Misha Klein got a nomination for the short animation oscar?if not, he was robbed.Continue

 

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Don Carlson replied to John Horabin's discussion article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv
"Very nice, man!  I have to see those robots in action. :D"
Sep 4
John Horabin posted a discussion

article on Skatedog up on Glotime.tv

Glotime,tv have just shared an article about our work, which I'm really pleased with, so i thought i'd share it here- Glotime is the new tv channel, the baby of Sylvia and Dee Anderson- (thunderbirds, captain scarlet, etc)...I'm producing content for the channel, but they came and interviewed me about the process and life, and I am really pleased with the results-hope some of you like it- click the link below to see it…See More
Sep 4
John Horabin commented on Don Carlson's photo
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"okey doke, i'll contact marc then... thanks Don."
Sep 3
John Horabin commented on Don Carlson's photo
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"i think I'm going to want to try some of this too Don, in the flesh colour- let me know if you will ship to uk, a single pack...I'm teaching a year long animation course this year for the first time, it would be great to have more cutting…"
Sep 3
John Horabin replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"Thanks Mike, yeah eventually, but poor old Webbo is a struggling artist (aren't we all) so it wont be really soon- he is building some really big vehicles though, and i've a much bigger moco rig now and want to do some ILM dykstraflex…"
Sep 2
Mike replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"This was really fun! Love the world! It made me feel nostalgic for the days when I used to play AD&D, Warhammer, etc... Used to love painting the figures, and making elaborate scenes to play in. I'd probably still be doing it if I knew more…"
Sep 2
John Horabin replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"thanks Don, interesting lens pointers, I will investigate further- nearly all of this was shot using the Canon 22mm pancake STM Lens, due to the motion control, to try to keep focus depth where it was wanted- although, when it came to it, we shot…"
Sep 2
Don Carlson replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"Edit: Surprisingly, using a telephoto apparently does not affect the depth of field if you use the same framing and F-stop as you would with a wider angle…"
Sep 2
Don Carlson replied to John Horabin's discussion Orc! Episode1
"Nice work! I liked the lighting, animation, and sound. A couple things you can do to make it more apparent that we're in the scale of the orc's world or the camera is the viewpoint of one of them, is to shoot from an orc's-eye-level…"
Sep 2
John Horabin commented on StopmoNick's photo
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"Nick- he is completely contactable on twitter- he is one of the most busy tweeters ever- sure he'd offer an opinion if you posted it to him via that "
Sep 1
John Horabin posted a discussion

Orc! Episode1

hiya, been ages since i shared anything here, but i just uploaded this to vimeo, and thought some of you might like it- this is a project in which i collaborated with a graff/ model artist called WEBBO, who has a studio pretty much next to mine- his schtick is to take tiny 25mm orc warhammer figures, and convert them into kinda squat party/ techno orcs, also building them ruined buildings and crazy mutoid waste company style vehicles...he sells these at art events in London...He wanted to…See More
Sep 1
John Horabin commented on StopmoNick's photo
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"i have to say, that's a triumph right there, instantly recognised, and beautifully realised, not that i expect any less- but, nice work.... "
Aug 30
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"yeah, cant remember when the rotobrush first appeared but its a hell of a tool- still takes time n effort and sometimes 2-3 goes to get the result you want, but its vastly quicker than masking by hand on a moving shot- i did that once, wasted days,…"
Aug 27
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"if i was doing this, i thin k i'd be tempted to try and seperate the original shot into 2 layers using the rotobrush if you can be bothered to do this, it'll mean the cthulhu foreground layer being extracted from the background first, then…"
Aug 27
John Horabin replied to Santino Vitale's discussion Slow Motion in Stop motion
"Hey Nick, after effects will blend frames intelligently too, if needed- you have to be sure to turn on the frame blending icon for the project above the timeline, then turn on the frame blending button for layer you want to manipulate- the trick…"
Aug 26
John Horabin replied to Randy Boyum's discussion Behind The Scenes at Random Animation
"i love this very much, and wil show it to next weeks stop motion class- for a student its really useful , short- AND funny. Many thanks. "
Jun 18

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At 12:40pm on June 9, 2012, Strider said…

Hey John! Glad you told me who you were - I didn't remember the name! Welcome "over here!"

At 3:02pm on September 25, 2012, Grace Diggens said…

Yeah! I've skimmed through a few threads and it looks pretty awesome. Hopefully I'll get a proper look some time tomorrow!

At 12:57am on October 10, 2012, Bianca Ansems said…

Hi John, I saw you showcasing your work a couple of months ago at LAC. Good to see you here :)

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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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Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue

Tags: slush, head, cast, mould, latex

Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 12 hours ago. 20 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Spiggle 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post so be gentle =3. Im looking to do a simple, 1-3 min (roughly) stop motion "exercise" just to see what I can do. I've made the storyboard, am attempting an anamatic and I am almost ready to start making…Continue

Tags: silicone, polyurethane, flexible, puppets, Casting

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 16 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

Tags: flicker, no, cheap, lighting

Nikon D3200 and D3300 in Dragonframe 3.6

Started by Dyami Caliri in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS yesterday. 0 Replies

I just wanted to let you all know that some of the entry-level Nikons are now supported in Dragonframe. They are very popular cameras, and fairly inexpensive, so they may be a good choice for starting with stop motion animation.If you own…Continue

Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

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