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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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Copy stand lights

Started by Jane Shadbolt in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by gustavo arteaga yesterday. 3 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

Lighting packages...Where to begin?

Started by Stuart Bury in CAMERA & STAGE yesterday. 0 Replies

I've always just worked with clamp lights from a hard ware store. They've been ok on really small productions, but I might be landing my first decent sized gig. It's time to step up my game.For those of you who use professional grade lights, what do…Continue

Shopping trolley

Started by Marnik in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Marnik yesterday. 16 Replies

Hello all!I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They need to be strong enough to support a clay puppet in each one (although I could get round this by rigging them…Continue

DIY moco rig

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What's the English name for the tools to punch hair in the puppet's skin?

Started by Jet Zhang in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 2 Replies

I remember there was a thread about the tool, but can not find that article. Anybody know that? Thanks!Continue

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