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Chiodo Brothers mention StopMotionAnimation.com

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Scott Jan 7. 3 Replies

I just picked up three of the 4 DVDs being offered by the Stan Winston School of Character Arts on stop motion training by the Chiodo Brothers. Not sure which disk it is but I think it is on the…Continue

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Anybody have the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strider Dec 20, 2012. 5 Replies

I was wondering if anybody had the DVD "How To Build Minature Sets for Stop Motion". At just $28 for the download I thought it might be a useful gift to myself.Seems like there are some descent…Continue

Tags: set, Minature

Fon Davis Miniature Maker Interview on YouTube

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Cole Dec 7, 2012. 2 Replies

This a great interview showing some miniatures Fon Davis has worked on. The interview is part of a new series called "Make: Believe" and it is about the people who bring fantasy to life with…Continue

Tags: Miniature, Davis, Fon

Question on Face Replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Copeland Feb 20, 2013. 7 Replies

I have a small question about the face replacement technique similiar to what was used in Coraline. The face was split below the eyes and there is a very visible seam. Was this line cleaned up in…Continue

 

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Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM
"Came back from my beach vacation all charged and ready to get started. I built an animation table this weekend and will be doing camera, lighting and software tests this week. I'll start a new thread as I move along with my film as I am sure…"
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Steve Copeland replied to Adam Dowling's discussion Lens Flicker, tried everything to solve it! Please Help.
"Sorry I can't help on the flicker but I have to say that it actually works to your advantage in the duck bathroom scene in your show reel. Gives it a very freaky flickering light effect. I hope you figure it out as I have the 500D camera and i…"
Jan 28
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM
"I suppose the super short time frame is a blessing. If it was a long time then I would end up getting over complicated and never finish. I made a few storyboards and a schedule and it will mean no more coming home from the day job and hitting the…"
Jan 26
Steve Copeland replied to Anthony Scott's discussion 1st Ever StopMotionAnimation.com STOPMO JAM
"Wow. What a great idea to do a jam! It may be the motivation needed to get people like me to actually do something. I have the idea, I have the camera and I have the software but to complete everything else in 66 days will be a challenge."
Jan 25
Anthony Scott replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Chiodo Brothers mention StopMotionAnimation.com
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Steve Copeland replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Chiodo Brothers mention StopMotionAnimation.com
"At 1:02 into the first disc "Also a great resource for stop motion is a website called stopmotionanimation.com and it is run by Anthony Scott a fantastic stop motion animator...." " I recommend you go there for anything." "
Jan 7
Anthony Scott replied to Steve Copeland's discussion Chiodo Brothers mention StopMotionAnimation.com
"Thanks for sharing that Steve. How generous of Stephen Chiodo to say that."
Jan 6
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Chiodo Brothers mention StopMotionAnimation.com

I just picked up three of the 4 DVDs being offered by the Stan Winston School of Character Arts on stop motion training by the Chiodo Brothers. Not sure which disk it is but I think it is on the first one and Stephen Chiodo mentions StopMotionAnimation.com as a valuable resource for new animators and he praises Anthony Scott for the site.The entire training set is 8 disks and nearly 24 hours long and it is starting to blur in my memory plus I like to drink when I watch them so I will confirm…See More
Jan 6
Steve Copeland commented on Dawn Brown's video
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House of Monsters Behind the Scenes: Building Sets

"Thanks for the idea of mixing the two clays. I have mixed to get different colors but never to change properties. I am not sure I have even seen Ultra Light. Is that what you used for the wood beams and for the table in the "props video"?…"
Aug 20, 2014
Steve Copeland replied to Steven Topham's discussion Advanced tie down methods
"Thanks Nick, that is a super great reply. Much needed information in a clear response. I too have wondered different reasons for different types. "
Aug 19, 2014
Steve Copeland commented on Dawn Brown's video
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House of Monsters Behind the Scenes: Building Sets

"That set looked very professional. Won't the sculpey street tiles crack when you drill for tie-downs? I suppose you have extras that you can replace them with and probably easier than filing holes. Really amazing detail and character in the…"
Aug 19, 2014
Steve Copeland replied to Joe (Dinoman217)'s discussion 3d Print Armatures
"I reprinted my sandwich plates making them half the thickness so they flex more. It is working and I shot a few frames with it but it is still way to loose and I am sure it is because of the horrible sanding job I did on the ball. It was nice to…"
Jun 25, 2014
Steve Copeland replied to Joe (Dinoman217)'s discussion 3d Print Armatures
"Sorry Strider I should have posted a link. Taylor says that the balls are about 1/4 inch in his puppets. My printer cost me $1999 and a roll of filament costs $48, each ball joint with plates, I print comes to about 2 cents worth of material. My…"
Jun 20, 2014
Steve Copeland commented on Austin Taylor's photo
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Robot just needs fingers

"The ball I printed is about 5mm and the t-rex head is only 2 inches long. It was just such a cool model I wanted to try and make it move. I have great resolution at 100 microns but the ball at that size is just so rough. I agree larger scale would…"
Jun 20, 2014
Steve Copeland replied to Joe (Dinoman217)'s discussion 3d Print Armatures
"Austin Taylor printed his puppets with joints and animated them. I am trying to do some tests but so far all have failed. Mostly because I can't get he plastic smooth enough for fluid motion but I could see somebody with a better skillset than…"
Jun 19, 2014
Steve Copeland commented on Austin Taylor's photo
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Robot just needs fingers

"This is exactly what I have been trying to do over the past few weeks since I got my 3D printer. I have been testing a small ball and socket inside of a T-rex skull. However I am using PLA and can't  get the ball as smooth as needed. Th…"
Jun 18, 2014

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