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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Shanks FX Practical/Stop-Motion Effects

Started by Roger Beck in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

I thought that some folks here might be interested in this…http://www.moviemagicnow.com/There are some really cool practical effects that are covered.Here is an example video…Here is his…Continue

Tags: Shanks FX, Stop-Motion, Practical Effects

Rig removal with a camera move

Started by Christopher Olsen in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 5 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue

Tags: move, camera, removal, rig

Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 5 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

The Woods Where We Played

Started by Christopher Olsen in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All I'm setting up a small lab for an animation elective at the University of Newcastle with some copy stands for cut-out and drawn animation and I'm trying to get the lighting right.  I'd really like to go LED or fluorescent (because they last…Continue

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