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Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Downey Oct 9. 3 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Change to look of site?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Scott Jul 2. 17 Replies

Since yesterday, the whole look of the site has changed... or is it just me?  It is now a wide blinding landscape of pure white, such as Scott of the Antarctic would have faced!   Text is in…Continue

My email hacked

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Aug 5, 2014. 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


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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...

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.…


Comment Wall (14 comments)

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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Hello All Must Read

Started by Bryan Allgood in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Bryan Allgood 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi All.I am new here and new to stop motion animation.I have just bought my first basic armature kit.My hope is to learn as much as possible.Mainly:How does one add clay and sculpt?It comes with eyes,how do you add them?bRYAZZ. Continue

What is the best for my application? StopMotionPro7 or Dragonframe?

Started by Darren Nemeth in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by StopmoNick 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am going to start an animation project of sorts and am looking for input. I have a hobby collecting old nitrate motion picture film and will start to transfer them digitally early next year. Most will be heading to YouTube for free viewing before…Continue

Mild steel vs tool steel vs brass (with stainless balls)

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in ARMATURES. Last reply by Strider 18 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi guys, I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about making sandwich plates out of brass, instead of mild steel? I understand that whatever material you use for the plates should be softer than the ball itself.I imagine tool steel is used in…Continue

Software for making a workshop

Started by Marcs in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Marcs yesterday. 10 Replies

Hallo friends,i will make a stopmotion-workshop at my University. I usually work with dragon frame and ask them if there are temporary licenses for the students. But there is just the option to buy licenses a litte cheaper. The students have to do a…Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 270 Replies

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


Started by Alex Sdraub in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Alex Sdraub on Wednesday. 2 Replies

i just watched last animation on youtube by StopmoNick the SteamWalkerTest and it is awesome on any point of view!Continue



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