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Nice creepy dark carnival type stopmo in American Horror Story: Freak Show opening credits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philmation Oct 18, 2014. 7 Replies

Just saw the premiere tonight, and was amazed to see stopmotion in the credits. Oh, some weird sexual stuff going on, mostly between skeletons - just a heads up. Continue

Institute Benjamenta and Svankmajer's Alice on blu-ray

Started this discussion. Last reply by vitriol Oct 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Why didn't it occur to me to check for this sooner? Blu-ray is perfect for Svankmajer's films, with all their…Continue

Conan the Barbarian - and --- Postmodernism??!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Owora Sep 6, 2013. 10 Replies

I know, Conan as good of a movie as it is has no stopmotion, but this is the Story subforum, and this post is about story. Well, and also about a subject we've talked about many times in the past (this post is dedicated to Uncle LIO )The other day I…Continue

Koura the Animator - Ray's dark alter-ego?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oldschooler Jun 22, 2013. 70 Replies

I just watched Golden Voyage and couldn't help but notice a few things - not sure if anyone ever pointed this out before or not, though I know I'm not the…Continue

Lighting Control Thread

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Jun 8, 2013. 5 Replies

This is an attempt to condense the information from the original massive lighting control thread on the old board, which was long and meandering and filled with a lot of non-essential info (though some of it was quite good). I want to try to just…Continue

Frankenweenie Pistachio commercial

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Feb 23, 2013. 8 Replies

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Why are people asking questions on their own blogs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Dec 13, 2012. 3 Replies

Every now and then I browse through the personal blogs on this site just to see what people have been up to, and lately I see a lot of people who have never been on the message board itself (at least never posted there) making a blog and asking…Continue

ParaNorman puppet assembly clip and a question (or two.. )

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Catizone Feb 9, 2013. 18 Replies

I wonder why it looks like they remove the legs and insert straight steel rods in their place? Unless I missed something, it looks like the rods were still in when the rubber was poured. Possibly they were just pouring a skin that was then pulled on…Continue

 

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Strider replied to Yagan's discussion Little prince new version (with CG and STOPMO)
"Not available for me either in the US, but I found a trailer:  Takes a while before the stopmo starts (about halfway through the trailer or so) but it looks amazing!! "
19 hours ago
Strider replied to Yagan's discussion New starewitch box set with 5 DVD
"Thanks Yagan - our friendly stopmotion ambassador from France!  "
21 hours ago
Strider replied to Savannah Winchester's discussion Stove-burner flame, pot full of water, and lighting / shock bolt special effects
"Nice!! Thanks for explaining Antonio. Yeah, that looks like some good stuff - useful for water animation if you get the clear silicone ones. "
Thursday
Strider replied to Savannah Winchester's discussion Stove-burner flame, pot full of water, and lighting / shock bolt special effects
"Orthodontic silicone bars huh? Interesting. I looked them up and it looks like they're for holding dentures in place (if I found the right thing). Is it like a really soft squishy silicone gel? Can you cut pieces of it and animate them? "
Wednesday
Strider replied to Will Tebo's discussion Lolly (college short film)
"Sweet!!  Sorry - couldn't resist. That came out real nice!"
May 18
Strider replied to Katty's discussion My graduation project, what do you guys think?
"Glad to hear it!! You're already off to a great start,looking forward to whatever else you do! "
May 16
Strider replied to Kat Messing's discussion Loose joints on action figure toy
"I've seen some people posting action figure animation on the board, but they don't seem to talk on the board much. I don't know if any of them have discovered tricks for using regular action figures or not - most of them don't…"
May 14
Strider replied to Savannah Winchester's discussion Lighting for Practical Light Sources - How to stop flicker
"I discovered the main culprit causing flicker in my house was the heater kicking on. I had to adjust the thermostat so it wouldn't come on until the shot was done, so I was getting colder and colder throughout the shoot, but my lighting…"
May 13
Strider replied to Savannah Winchester's discussion Stove-burner flame, pot full of water, and lighting / shock bolt special effects
"Oh, but be careful not to leave the hair get mixture in place overnight - I did that on a plastic window and it dried there and ruined it. Had to make a new window from glass and do the shot over (several times before I got everything right).…"
May 12
Strider replied to Savannah Winchester's discussion Stove-burner flame, pot full of water, and lighting / shock bolt special effects
"The only one I have an answer for other than conjecture is the water splashing into the pot. I just mentioned this in another of your threads (that I thought was brand new but after answering I see it's a year old and already has several…"
May 12
Strider replied to Savannah Winchester's discussion Glass cups, bottles, etc.
"What worked for me was to sculpt them from super sculpy and make simple silicone block molds (just pour the mold box full and let it set up as a solid block, then slit it up one side afterwards, preferably in a wavy line - (google for tutorials if…"
May 12
Strider replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Home set up for silver soldering
"Simon, I can't tell if you just dislike the idea of the extractors, or if you're not clear on how they work? My vacuum cleaner needs to be a lot closer than 6" to the floor, but it does the job nicely. I suppose I could use a far…"
May 10
Strider replied to Erik van Schaaik's discussion Under The Apple Tree (2015) - Official trailer
"Thank you for posting this!! Looks like it's going to be an amazing film. "
May 10
Strider replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Home set up for silver soldering
"Hey LIO - nice to hear from you in here!! On the subject of open window ventilation, it's best if you can have one open window with a fan in it pulling air out (not in) and a window open across the room to let air in. An inlet and an…"
May 10
Strider replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Home set up for silver soldering
"Ah ok, I know what you're talking about with the high and low temp silver soldering - and the low temp isn't strong enough for armature work. I also know that at hardware stores that carry equipment for this, the low temp silver solder…"
May 9
Strider replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Home set up for silver soldering
"Actually, I still don't really understand the difference between silver soldering and brazing, but if brazing is done using big oxy acetaline torches and rod rather than wire, then I guess what I've done is technically silver soldering.…"
May 9

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At 9:31pm on June 8, 2012, LIOs Nephew said…

In past, Uncle LIO went into depth speculating reasons why search engines (their indexing bots) not able to do deep search of SMA.com. Old glitchy forum scripts or some hidden coding gone haywire maybe. Probably why same reason Archive.org cannot fully detect the deeper pages. If there is any good to that, maybe that not searchable thing has maybe help prevent SMA.com from being hacked & spammed.

At 10:06pm on June 8, 2012, LIOs Nephew said…

Signing-up: I see template has elements of the social-schmocial sites. Not saying that's bad. Signing up, it asks a bit more personal info, such as location and BIRTHDATE. Signing up here, I was not sure my birth or age would be displayed and so I lied when I was born :)  I also tried to put my real birthdate, born in year 2000 (I'm just a kid) and the sign-up form rejected it.

At 10:15pm on June 8, 2012, LIOs Nephew said…

There seems to be 2 ways to post ... one is 1) REPLY & other is 2) COMMENT.

1) With 'reply' type post, a warning about 15 minutes editing minutes left to edit comments.  In the heat of keyboarding emotional debates, commentary, & opinions, many times I know posters have gone back to re-edit, change, or delete. But only 15 minutes window period to re-edit? I feel under pressure :(  Wonder if that editing time can be extended.

2) With 'comment' type post .... it looks like there is no editing feature of your post/comments, BUT it allows you to delete the entire comment. Look at the 'x' in upper right corner. That feature similar to facebook. You just delete comment & rewrite if you want.

At 11:11am on August 7, 2012, trikfx said…

Hi Mike!

At 11:26am on August 7, 2012, trikfx said…

Not too bad.  Took my Son last month to Prague to meet the crowd there; planting seeds in his head...  Opera Season doesn't go full tilt for another month, so I'm home dickering about.  Almost done setting up my little smithy in the garage...  Hope all is well!

At 5:28am on September 13, 2012, Laurie MacKeigan said…

Hi Strider, 

Thanks for all the info, it wasn't overload at all, just what I was looking for.  Andy had told me that there were adaptors for lenses, I have an Olympus e520, and one Canon lens (50mm) a Tiffen 62 mm, and another Canon 135 mm.  These are all really manual, from my old 35mm cameras, so I'm pretty sure they'll work.  Do I have to find an adaptor specifically for canon to olympus, or do they make generic ones?  Just started looking into this, notice they range from $10-150, so there must be some differences..  I wanted to peruse what was allready on here for info before I started a redundant discussion post.  Attempted to get Sophi to do the research part, but she's just into the creative stuff, so it's up to me to figure out the nuts and bolts of this venture, sigh, when I want to make models too!

I'm thinking you were watching the Gumbi show, my eldest daughter is 13, so she started off with the Gumby movie.  Man, I think she watched that movie at least once a day for a solid year when she was a toddler.  Now that I am learning a bit about animation I kind of wish we still had it, I would look at it with a different eye (specifically, that epic swordfight scene...)  

Wish I had more time to research today, but duty calls.

Thanks for your help.

At 2:52pm on September 17, 2012, Laurie MacKeigan said…

Wow Strider, you're doing all the work for me, it's awesome!!  After a very busy weekend (had a bday on Saturday) I'm finally getting back to the project.  So no go on the plug for the camera (the battery does last a long time), I guess I can deal with that.  I was thinking what's the big deal about having a plug, but then I thought, duh, you have to move the camera to change the battery, which means you'd have to do an entire shoot on one battery or else have some discrepancy in the film, correct?  I suppose it's pretty impossible to get it in exactly the same position.  See, it's starting to make sense, it will make more sense when we actually get set up and start doing it, I suppose.

So my only other option is this Tiffen lens that came off my old 35 mm pentax k-1000 (loved that camera!)  It is an FD mount lens, 62 mm, I'll look and see if I can find a converter for it.  I'm pretty sure I have more questions but I'm not thinking of them right now, need to reread and absorb a bit.

Thanks again for sharing your rather extended knowledge.

At 5:34am on September 20, 2012, Laurie MacKeigan said…

OK, thankful that the parts so far are in our budget, going to order the adaptor and remote today.  You were right that was a tiffen filter on the lens, but still can't see a name on this dang lens anywhere, have no idea who made it, hope it works with the adaptor.  My other option was to hit up friends with old cameras for lenses.

So now for the computer part, cringing.  I have a pc here that was recently put together and so has nothing on it, would I be able to use that, or do I need to have a laptop, and what are my options for software (besides Dragon?)

I'm being terribly lazy using you for a reference, I promise I'll do better research myself soon.  I'm a baker and my business is super busy right now (autumn in new england is busy time) plus we homeschool, so trying to get into the swing of things.  As I mentioned before, everyone wants to make models and stories, no one wants to do the boring technical work, sigh.

At 1:56pm on April 7, 2013, Wilker said…

i read your blog virtually the whole afternoon, and wanted to say thanks for all the useful information you share with people!

i wish you all the best and kind regards! 

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Link list - Handy links to useful information on the forum

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Trying something out here - using the blog to list useful links for easier  finding later. This way you can link directly to whichever part of the thread contains relevant info, plus list what the main subject is as opposed to just an often misleading thread title. Can also  list keywords to help refine future searches. 

 

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Freeeeedoooommmmm!!!!!!

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

For anybody who might suffer from internet addiction (as I apparently do) I've discovered a really niftly little app called Freedom, which allows you to switch off your internet connection for a period of time you specify - up to 8 hours at a stretch - so you can actually get some work done. 

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Puppet Putty

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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About Puppet Putty

Started by Antonio J. Cebrián in CLAY. Last reply by Don Carlson 54 minutes ago. 9 Replies

Hey, Don. I'm interested in trying your Puppet Putty clay. In the webshop there is a "translucent white", but I need "normal white". Do you have a "not translucent white?And another question: How much is shipping to Spain? How many blocks are the…Continue

Tags: clay, animacion, plastilina, putty, Puppet

Discrepancy in quality between After FX preview and rendered movie file

Started by Joe Blaxland in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Joe Blaxland 10 hours ago. 23 Replies

Hello,The title sums up my problem really, but just to be clear I will elucidate. When working in After Fx CS4 with the pictured settings, the image is rich in colour and…Continue

Tags: rendering, FX, After

Mystery Clay (Pro-Clay vs. Monster Clay)

Started by Jason Whetzell in SCULPTING. Last reply by Don Carlson 12 hours ago. 11 Replies

I really love waxed based clays like monster clay but I've always wanted it to be harder.I got a gift bag recently from my local FX shop (Frendsbeauty) and it had the perfect square of clay in it called..."Pro-Clay"They told me they discontinued it…Continue

New starewitch box set with 5 DVD

Started by Yagan in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Yagan 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi there !New starewitch box set with 5 DVD :…Continue

Little prince new version (with CG and STOPMO)

Started by Yagan in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Yagan 13 hours ago. 3 Replies

Just to show you a video about the new "Little prince" From st Exupery Moviehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZVwa4yBuSDITrailer and clip…Continue

Home set up for silver soldering

Started by Roos Mattaar in MACHINE SHOP. Last reply by Roos Mattaar yesterday. 32 Replies

Hi there,Not a very much used part of the message board it seems here, but seems most appropriate for my question...I finally have a great space to use as my own stop motion workshop/studio, hooray!I have done some ball and socket armature making…Continue

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