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My email hacked

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Aug 5. 2 Replies

For any of you that I might have exchanged emails with in the past - my email account has been hacked and is sending out messages full of of weird random text or offers of anatomical enhancement I…Continue

Monsterfest 2013 Promo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Oct 28, 2013. 9 Replies

Last month I made and animated a Triclops, and helped Alex Machin make and animate the Mantis monster, for this trailer which is now posted on their website and on Youtube.  I didn't have anything to…Continue

Tags: stopmotion, monsterfest, mantis, triclops

Hot Jriggity Dog! Dogonauts kickstarter just launched.

Started this discussion. Last reply by crazy chris Jul 6, 2013. 20 Replies

Ok, this is not MY stopmo film project, but one I've been looking forward to seeing for a long time.Many of you will know about Justin and Shel Raasch's film in progress - looks like photography is…Continue

Landscape diaramas

Started this discussion. Last reply by stephen dirkes Sep 1, 2013. 6 Replies

Here's another post about something that isn't quite stop motion, but these miniature landscapes by Matthew Albanese are built pretty much the way we might do sets for outdoor scenes.  Of course, he…Continue

 

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First blog post

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 2:21am 24 Comments

So, looks like any member can have a blog here!

If I were blogging, maybe I would say how I finished my part of the animation on a short film by Isabel Peppard called Butterflies, and link to her production blog...

http://butterfliesanimation.com/

So if that worked, it should be a link.

Trying something else - A Direct link to a time lapse video posted on a page of the butterflies blog.…

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At 5:35am on June 28, 2012, Donna Yeatman said…

Hey Nick!

That's actually not my puppet, i was just hurriedly making a profile the other day and didn't have time to get my photos organised. I'll be putting up my own work soon though.

That short you worked on looks great! Have you got a studio in Melbourne?

At 4:18pm on July 9, 2012, Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam said…

Hey Nick! We really appreciate your work and your tutorials!

At 1:03am on July 10, 2012, Donna Yeatman said…

I just found your video on liquid latex build up for hands, it's very helpful! I'm about to try it out for the first time now. Just wondering if you can paint the skin colour onto latex after it's dried or does it have to be mixed in before hand?

At 12:21am on July 25, 2012, vitriol said…

Hey Nick,
Would you be open to selling a couple of sets of your "T" and Slot style Tie-down's?

I'd rather buy a couple off of you to test, before I source the tools to make my own.

At 5:35pm on August 17, 2012, Production of the Mind said…
Hey Nick, its Horis573 if you look at my photos you can see the puppet I wanted to show you on Youtube when I commented on your video."Lizard Ape"
At 10:50am on September 5, 2012, Justin said…
Just wanted to say thanks for the info.. It was helpfull.
At 11:22am on March 9, 2013, Fairy of Darkness said…

Thank you for all Nick!

I'm glad about all what you show! Thank you so much!

At 11:29am on April 14, 2013, RastaByDay NinjaByNight said…

Hi, i'm currently making a Life sized realistic, raptor head puppet for stop motion, that involves recycled cushion foam, Aluminium wire(for the armature frame) glue, plywood, liquid latex, screws, washers, and paint, do you think that all purpose glue will be good for sticking the foam to the wire and the plywood? P.S You're awesome, and my project is inspired by the building of your amazing Dragon head puppet. I will post the finished project, and and animation to go with it, on your page. I hope you read this and i hope you enjoy the results.

At 5:34pm on May 5, 2013, Nadia said…

Hi Nick, I wanted to thank you for your tutorials.  They really are the best sources around for puppet fabrication, especially for beginners like me.  So, again, thank you!

At 12:52pm on May 20, 2013, RastaByDay NinjaByNight said…

You are the best, you are an inspirartion to me. Please accept my request that i sent you 3 months ago

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Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Hani 1 hour ago. 18 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

Tags: adobe, removal, rig

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson on Friday. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

Tags: clay

LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Liddon on Tuesday. 13 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

DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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14 year old wants a stop motion camera

Started by Amanda in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by gustavo arteaga Nov 17. 14 Replies

My son is almost 14 years old.  He has done some stop motion on his 3Ds with his lego figures, although there is no sound.  He is asking for a real stop motion camera for Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.  He doesn't have his own personal…Continue

Tags: first, stop-motion, Christmas, camera, teen

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