The official Ray Harryhausen Armacreature stop motion armature kit in stock and shipping now. Make more than just a humanoid - enough parts to make dinosaur, quadrupeds and more! Supplied in a cool 16mm film can!
"Remarkably fast-moving episodes, considering the subject matter! Those were a heap of fun, nice work. And, I guess, thanks to the pirate who put them on the toob, I am not in the UK so I would never have seen them otherwise."
"P.S it's also worth mentioning that if you build to 1/6 scale you can utilise ActionMan and GI Jo clothes - if you type 1/6 scale clothes into ebay you will see a huge selection come up - a lot of which are aftermarket.
Just a thought
It's a funny thing (scale) and what size to make a puppet. We usually work to approx 1/6th scale (the size of an ActionMan/Gi Jo). We always allow for the head to be a bit larger than life otherwise it looks like a…"
"Looking good Dana, you get a really good sense of scale in this pic as you are stood next to it. Interestingly, the Frankenweine Puppets are the same size. I think it's a really good size to work to (approx 30cm). "
I suppose it all comes down to budget and size of set. We shoot a short series for CITV called Compost Corner on a 6ft x 4ft set. Here's our lighting rig:
1 x 300W Arri Key Light (the Sun)
1 x 300W Arri Fill Light (used with a large…"
Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.
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
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
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
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
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