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Narrow Joints

Started this discussion. Last reply by philthethrillkill Nov 18, 2013. 8 Replies

Does anyone use/know of a method to make very small joints for a ball and socket armature?  I'm talking about knee joints in particular, so they can actually be hinge joints if that makes it any…Continue

Tags: armatures, knee, joint, armature, small

Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Hartman Oct 29, 2013. 1 Reply

I've been trying to find a good way to get parts for a ball and socket armature I'm constructing.  Over at stopmotionstore.com (animateclay), I saw that they were selling all of these different…Continue

Tags: rods, steel, bearings, barbells, socket

Silicone Casting Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Hartman Apr 10, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm trying to find something I can use to block off parts of the mold, so I can cast the head of a puppet with two solid chunks of color.  I am using Ecoflex 00-30, and when I tried painting it into…Continue

Tags: ecoflex, curing, smooth-on, mould, mold

Seeking Stop-Motion Summer Internship

Started this discussion. Last reply by Warren S. Mar 13, 2013. 3 Replies

I've been on the lookout for stop-motion internships during the summer.  Many studios don't seem to have any internship opportunities posted on their websites (if they exist at all).  I'm currently…Continue

Tags: internships, internship

 

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philthethrillkill replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"hot  needles into mardi gra beads with bigger ones hollowed out mealted  and streached"
Nov 18, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"This is the camera with skinny emu legs, nothing but wire in there.  I don't think I could have done joints that thin, even with thin chain plates, because the Allen key heads on the screws stick out on one side, and the nut sticks out the…"
Nov 17, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Thanks, all! I think I'll just end up using wire.  It might make animating slightly more difficult, but I've got to get moving with this project. I think the ones on the stop motion shop would still be too wide, anyway.  In the…"
Nov 16, 2013
susanna replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"you could also check out the joints that are used in glasses, they can often be tightened and are tiny.  or tim spring, who makes really small joints: http://www.stop-motion-armature-components.com/ ; "
Nov 15, 2013
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Perhaps the best thing is the threaded rods with integral balls - no threadlock or brazing necessary! Reasonable value too."
Nov 15, 2013
Paul replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Don't think I had ever visited the Stopmotionshop before! Some pretty nice stuff there!! "
Nov 15, 2013
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Have you looked at the 5mm ball and socket joints from Julian Clark? http://www.stopmotionshop.com/5mm-ball--socket-joint---double-222-p.asp They are 13mm x 8mm x 6mm. Or is that still too big?  "
Nov 11, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"I use chain plates, from drive chains from motorcycles or machinery, when I need really thin thin ball joints.  They are made from a hardened steel so can be thin but still strong.  Not sure about bicycle chains, if they are strong enough…"
Nov 11, 2013
Jonathan Hartman posted a discussion

Narrow Joints

Does anyone use/know of a method to make very small joints for a ball and socket armature?  I'm talking about knee joints in particular, so they can actually be hinge joints if that makes it any easier.  Most of what I see (aside from feature film armatures) are tremendously bulky.  I'm fairly inexperienced with ball and socket, so if it seems unlikely that I'm going to be able to pull it off, please let me know.I would need these joints to be significantly narrower than 1cm.Now that I'm…See More
Nov 10, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures
"Nevermind, guys!  After several hours one eBay, I was able to find some assortments for a decent price.  If anyone else is interested, I can link to some of the sellers."
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman commented on Richard Svensson's photo
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Arsinoitherium

"So you make a shallow mold from the pelt sculpt out of plaster, then pour latex into it?"
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman posted a discussion

Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures

I've been trying to find a good way to get parts for a ball and socket armature I'm constructing.  Over at stopmotionstore.com (animateclay), I saw that they were selling all of these different lengths and diameters of pre-threaded rods and balls.  Unfortunately, mostly everything is sold out.  I eventually found a video explaining that they had purchased a lot of barbells usually used for jewelry.Does anyone have any good leads on similar supplies online?  I'm having trouble finding suppliers…See More
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman commented on Will Horne's photo
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Priory Tree (s)

"Awesome!  What did you use for the leaves?"
Oct 9, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to JohnBen Lacy's discussion Kapa-line Substitute?
"Did anyone ever end up getting any quotes for shipping or the alternate material?"
Apr 17, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Silicone Casting Question
"I ended up just using sculpey.  From what you're saying, it seems that Chavant would work just as well.  It worked out really well, by the way.  It's very clean.  Next time, I want to try a silicone with a shorter…"
Apr 10, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Silicone Casting Question
"Kleen Clay or Chavant NSP (non sulphur plasticine) are both fine with platinum silicones. I have been sculpting in Chavant, using Kleen Clay for the dividing wall, and casting in Ecoflex 00-30. I also used Kleen Clay to plug a leak in my mould when…"
Apr 4, 2013

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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 16 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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Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Nobby - The Dinosaur

Started by James Wilkinson in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StampMotionStudio yesterday. 11 Replies

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

Tags: felt, foam, frame, tentacle, nobby

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

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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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