Kevin Lee O'Brien
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Animated Beanie Baby

A plain old TY beanie baby that I modified with some armature. This was going to be a full stop-motion short but had to change apartments in short notice.
Mar 1, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien posted a video

Dimensional Differences?

This is a stop motion animation that incorporates a series of pre-photographed black and white copies. The music is by Andrew Bird and the song is called Can...
Jan 30, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Sean O'Hara's video
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Barbie's Having a Bad Day: Grocery Shopping - A Stop Motion animation by Shakycow

"hmmm I always thought barbie was anorexic, but her groceries prove otherwise."
Jan 30, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Thomas Harnett O'Meara's video
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Mot Mouldys Flea Circus

"Great, basically a dido on what everyone else was saying."
Jan 30, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien posted a video

bread animation test

This was made with colored yeast dough and scrambling it about. I bet this method of breadnimation could be used to make camo with different shades of green....
Jan 20, 2013
Don Carlson commented on Kevin Lee O'Brien's video
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Dance Pants 2 : Dance Romance

"I think the main thing is controlling your medium...Whatever works,  definitely take the proper precautions and don't freeze your hands off, but run with it! Always nice to see new ideas on here."
Jan 16, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Will Horne's video
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May Movement Example

"The story is Coraline may have missed saving a soul. I really do like the puppet with it's pink yarn hair, maybe some eyebrows would help convey emotions."
Jan 15, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Will Horne's video
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Stretch Test

"Gotta stretch that armature so it doesn't get rusty"
Jan 15, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Kevin Lee O'Brien's video
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Dance Pants 2 : Dance Romance

"Good to know, I guess you could also use dry ice... but those are better for bombs ;)"
Jan 15, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien posted a video

Translucent Morpher

Made from thin sheets of lightweight plastic and hot glue for stability. I think I will improve on this in the future with paint that moves and changes in op...
Jan 15, 2013
Don Carlson commented on Kevin Lee O'Brien's video
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Dance Pants 2 : Dance Romance

"That's a cool idea too. And you can freeze any melting parts with a can of compressed air held upside down."
Jan 14, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Kevin Lee O'Brien's video
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Dance Pants 2 : Dance Romance

"I got them wet with cool water and when it freezes it stays up all by its self. I'm the first to ever develop such a technique... Maybe cause it sucks working in those frigid temps. Next I would like to work with ice because you can cut ice and…"
Jan 14, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Hi I'm Kevin O'Brien I was assembled in a factory in the future and was sent back through time to determine what is historical robot footage and what is stop-motion/animation. The robot overlords will be very disappointed to know…"
Jan 14, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien replied to vitriol's discussion Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - Behind The Scenes
"These pictures are true treasures, I remember being both horrified and amazed by the first 3 hellraiser movies as a kid."
Jan 14, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Lauri Harju's video
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Stop motion experiment IV

"I really like wire woven look over the armature, kinda reminds me of brothers quay."
Jan 14, 2013
Kevin Lee O'Brien commented on Hsuan-Kai Chang's video
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Hoho on the road 在旅途中

"So life is one big shopping spree?"
Jan 14, 2013

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Dragonframe Live View looks like thermal camera!

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Buckner 7 hours ago. 9 Replies

Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 20 hours ago. 18 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

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 21 hours ago. 240 Replies

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

Fitting components inside a slush cast head

Started by Anthony Leigh in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Anthony Leigh yesterday. 6 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

Now Taking Commissions...

Started by Paul O'Brien in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue

Tags: services, armatures, animation, puppets

Puppet casting in flexible polyurethane

Started by Jack Spiggle in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 3 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

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