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8 tips and tricks to create your own Stop-Motion masterpiece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Ellis Mar 6. 2 Replies

Hi guysI’ve recently started my own YouTube vlogging series and I’m showing what I get up to on a regular basis. Mixed in with Stop-Motion tutorials and content.take a look at my latest…Continue

Tags: tutorials, stop-motion, motion, Stop

Dan of the Dead available to watch for free on YouTube

Started Feb 24, 2016 0 Replies

Hello all We've finally made Dan of the dead available for everyone to watch for free on YouTube. Please have a watch and let me know what you all think. Thanks for watchingPete…Continue

Tags: casting, moulding, scenes, silicon, resin

Dan of the Dead at Viewster Film Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Ellis Sep 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi allDan of the Dead is in it's first ever film festival. After almost 4 years in the making!!! It's an amazing feeling to finally have it out there for all to see and more importantly... VOTE!We…Continue

Tags: danofthedead, viewster, festival, animation, stop-motion

 

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Peter Ellis replied to Santino Vitale's discussion 80's Monster Music Video
"That's fantastic, lovely puppet, well animated and great concept. Thee whole thing works very well indeed "
Oct 16
Peter Ellis commented on Peter Ellis's video
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Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

"Yeh it’s all a bit strange. Maya or even Blender with it being free. Especially if they’re “trying to cut budgets” which I don’t agree is the case as I’ve stated in the video. I’m so happy people are behind…"
Oct 15
Brandon Ayers commented on Peter Ellis's video
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Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

"This seems like a big waste to me personally, a gimmick like you said Peter. It's easier to just animate in a 3d software than set all this up. You still have to build the 3d armature. This is just motion capture software after all.... If you…"
Oct 15
John Oakley commented on Peter Ellis's video
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Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

"Well, the beauty of this system (if you can call it that) is that you probably wouldn't need a skilled CGI animator..."
Oct 14
Peter Ellis commented on Peter Ellis's video
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Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

"Yeh I think you’re right John. Though I still think big companies wouldn’t go to the trouble of wasting space to have these systems in place. Instead of just using skilled CGI animators who know the technology. It’s a great…"
Oct 13
John Oakley commented on Peter Ellis's video
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Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

"I'm just an interested amateur. I don't know anything about the professional industry except what I've seen and heard in various media. But if I had to guess, I'd say that SMODO isn't aimed at individuals or even very small…"
Oct 13
Peter Ellis posted a video

Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

In today's brand new concept. Stop Motion News. I talk about a new technology on the market soon called SMODO. This is combining Stop Motion and CGI together...
Oct 12
Peter Ellis replied to KurT's discussion coloring/painting platsil- gel
"Another way to colour the silicone is to add a tiny bit of oil paint into the silicone. With it being oil based, it won’t dry out and is very effective.  I use it on all my silicone moulding. Check out my 5 minute stop motion challenge on…"
Oct 6
Peter Ellis replied to Wifey Blocks's discussion FRAMING - Tips and Tricks
"I agree. The rule of thirds is common in most films but breaking it is fine if it helps the audience see the vision of the film.  I always think as if im the audience watching the piece for the first time. Remembering that over the well…"
Oct 2
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Zombielife Stop Motion Animation

"I know. So many people do it. Makes me lagh "
Oct 1
Dennis Heinzeroth commented on Peter Ellis's video
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Zombielife Stop Motion Animation

"It's funny because it's true! LOL"
Oct 1
Peter Ellis posted a video

Zombielife Stop Motion Animation

Zombie Life is a video that everyone can relate to. In this modern day where everyone is constantly on their phones. It only seemed fair to make a video on h...
Sep 30
Peter Ellis commented on Eric Scott's photo
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"This looks great! You’ve started well. My first armature was wire. These I haven’t used but do look fabulous. I am looking forward to seeing what you animate. If you want to get tips and tricks on how to animate etc. Check out my Stop…"
Sep 27
Peter Ellis replied to Fabian's discussion What's a free software for rig removal
"Also look at Gimp. It’s another alternative. Though Krista is the best free one out there"
Sep 14
Peter Ellis posted a video

#stopmotionchallenge 5 Minute Stop Motion Challenge

If you have a challenge for me, then please add them to the comments below! Best one will be done next :) Hello, yes i'm back from my break I suppose you can...
Aug 28
Ian Harding commented on Peter Ellis's video
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The best “WHAT THE FLUFF” ever. Stop Motion Style

"Hey, Peter!, That was great and fun just like magic hey!!! :)"
Jul 29

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Dan of the Dead - Kickstarter Project

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 1:27am 2 Comments

Hi Guys,

Well the moment has come for me to plug Dan of the Dead to all you Stop Motion fans out there. It's Zombilisious! It's been almost 3 years in the making, whilst working around my "real" job. Please take time to look at Dan of the Dead Kickstarter and if you can help fund this project I would be a very happy guy. From one animator to another, I bring you Dan of the Dead…

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Zombie has arrived - Dan of the Deadf

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 1:00am 2 Comments

Hi all,

Oh have I got some news to tell you lot!!! Firstly I have my Emotimo rig for filming pans, tilts and slides. But you're not bothered about that! You've just read "Zombie has arrived" - so without further ado, here is the first of many Zombies in Dan of the Dead.…



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Set construction and Zombie update

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 11:04am 0 Comments

Hi all

Hope you're all well? I have been busy the past week getting the set built. I am hoping in my next blog to have a completed set ready for Dan to explore!!!

Early last week I started to make some smaller props to dress the public toilet set. Can you guess what they all…

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Animation tests and script update

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 10:30am 3 Comments

Ok, so i've been on holiday and had a well earned rest! I got a lot of writing done for Dan of the Dead, the whole plot summary is practically worked out.



I'm meeting up with Daz later this week to catch up on everything zombiefied. Hopefully we'll have something gruesome to post soon.



In the meantime i've been doing some animation tests with Dan, I want to get his character movements spot on so you'll see a lot more of these little tests over the next few…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 4:26am on June 18, 2012, Jeff Lafferty said…

Thanks for the friend invite Peter.

At 4:28pm on September 5, 2012, John Horabin said…

Hey Pete- hope all is well in your undead world- best wishes from another TB3 stopmo freak- ever in London?

John

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