Melissa Neuburger
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  • Endicott, NY
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Set Materials

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Oct 4. 1 Reply

Hey everyone,I was wondering if anyone had tips for materials or videos on building rooms. My set consists of three rooms: a 1950s style kitchen, a child's bedroom, and a foyer. Thanks!MelissaContinue

Hair for Silicone heads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 11. 3 Replies

Whats the best way to attach hair to a  puppets head? I've looked into wefts and and hand punching but I have no experience with either.Continue

Tags: silicone

Best way to have a puppet walk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Neuburger Jan 31. 6 Replies

I'm gearing up to start a year and a half long project in which I try to improve my stop motion skills. The last project I did, my puppet had a cardboard spool supporting her as I created the…Continue

Tags: rotoscoping, method, down, Pin, Puppets

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Set Materials
"So much depends on the style you want to adopt for your project. But in terms of materials, you can do a lot with MDF, carving and shaping. I am sure I saw some lovely 1950s kitchen pieces, including a fridge, on this forum, and I think much of this…"
Oct 4
Melissa Neuburger posted a discussion

Set Materials

Hey everyone,I was wondering if anyone had tips for materials or videos on building rooms. My set consists of three rooms: a 1950s style kitchen, a child's bedroom, and a foyer. Thanks!MelissaSee More
Oct 3
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Hair for Silicone heads
"Hand punching hair is good for thin or balding hair, as you can see the scalp through it. To make a punch, take a sewing needle and cut or file off half of the eye. You then have two prongs, a miniature fork. The ends should be sharp for penetrating…"
Jul 11
Melissa Neuburger replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Hair for Silicone heads
"Thank you!"
Jul 10
StopmoNick replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Hair for Silicone heads
"The only thing that sticks to silicone is more silicone, so if you are glueing hair on, use that as glue.  Or don't stick it directly to the silicone. One way I tried was to make a thin shell over the bald silicone head, using very fine…"
Jul 10
Melissa Neuburger posted a discussion

Hair for Silicone heads

Whats the best way to attach hair to a  puppets head? I've looked into wefts and and hand punching but I have no experience with either.See More
Jul 10
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Sculpted Puppets

My puppets have been sculpted and are ready to be casted in silicone!See More
Mar 6
Melissa Neuburger replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Best way to have a puppet walk
"Thanks so much, this is super helpful."
Jan 31
Melissa Neuburger replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Best way to have a puppet walk
"Thanks I'll look into these more."
Jan 31
Melissa Neuburger replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Best way to have a puppet walk
"Thank you! I do have access to After Effects and Photoshop."
Jan 31
StopmoNick replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Best way to have a puppet walk
"There is another thread going right now showing T-nuts in the puppet feet for tie downs - a kind of nut made for putting into a piece of wood.  The looks like a good simple way to make tie downs. I sometimes use a flat square nut on top of the…"
Jan 30
Evan DeRushie replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Best way to have a puppet walk
"There are great resources on this site- in the tutorials menu at the top there's the "Original Handbook" with a lot of topics covered. Here's one on tie-downs:…"
Jan 30
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Melissa Neuburger's discussion Best way to have a puppet walk
"If you have access to a program like Photoshop or After Effects, then using a rig might be the way to go. This is basically a weighted base supporting an arm that can be articulated. The end of the arm should have a piece of square brass tubing on…"
Jan 30
Melissa Neuburger posted a discussion

Best way to have a puppet walk

I'm gearing up to start a year and a half long project in which I try to improve my stop motion skills. The last project I did, my puppet had a cardboard spool supporting her as I created the illusion of her walking. This time, I plan on trying to create my puppets so that they can support their own weight. But if they can't, I'm not sure exactly how I should go about making sure they stand 'on their own'. I know of the pin down method but I don't really understand how to do this without…See More
Jan 29
Melissa Neuburger updated their profile
Jan 29

I am an Animation & Illustration and Film & Video Arts dual BFA at SUNY Fredonia. For the next year and a half I will be working on my own stop motion piece. I have made one stop motion short but I hope to improve even more in the coming years! 

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Finished (almost)

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 9:34am 0 Comments

I still need to add the hair and make one more head. But by the time summer is over, I plan on having them dressed and ready to go! For my first puppets, I'm really proud!…

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Making the puppets

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 9:32am 0 Comments

Sculpted Puppets

Posted on March 6, 2018 at 10:59am 0 Comments

My puppets have been sculpted and are ready to be casted in silicone!

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Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on this email( mabawuah9@aol.com ) for the full details,
Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.
Mrs Abiola.

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