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working on royalties

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson May 29. 15 Replies

i have had a great opportunity to make an animation for a music video but the guy i am in talks with mentioned payment would be done through royalties.my question is, has anyone done any work that is…Continue

Tags: royalties, work

rig removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark hancock Mar 18, 2013. 16 Replies

can you help me with something?i want to know about removing rigs from frames.i have a rough understanding and i have done it before but i was not sure it was the 'right' way or the quickest way.the…Continue

Tags: editing, removal, rig

eye sockets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy Apr 5, 2013. 6 Replies

i am well under way with the making of my armature, if you have not seen my stuff heres a link http://home-before-dark.blogspot.co.ukbut i was…Continue

Tags: puppet, motion, stop, tips, eyes

making jeans

Started this discussion. Last reply by harmony Jun 16. 25 Replies

hello, i am in the process of making clothes for my character. does anyone know how i can make some jeans? i have cut up an old pair of my jeans but i can not get it to stop fraying when i sew pieces…Continue

Tags: jeans, trousers, clothes, costumes, puppet

 

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harmony replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"Every fabric store carries denim. Shirting denim would be best because it is a lot thinner. I cant imagine regular denim looking right. Here in LA I can name five places off the top of my head that sell it. Nationally, Joann's fabrics has it."
Jun 16
Joe (Dinoman217) replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"where can I get denim fabric from?"
Jun 15
Marina Papa replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"I founded something jeans-like in socket shops, nylon."
Jun 15
harmony replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"I didn't read through everything so this might be redundant. There is a glue like substance called fray check. It stops all fraying and is mostly invisible when dry. I'm sure you've made the jeans by now, but for future reference,…"
Jun 14
StopmoNick replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"There is a liquid stuff at the big fabric stores that you can paint on the cut edges, after you sew the seam and trim off the extra, that stops it fraying.  Like a fabric glue basically, but called something like fraystop.  Before I found…"
Jun 12
PupCup replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"The Doll's Dressmaker by Venus Dodge has a range of clothing patterns.   It was helpful to me and I found it in a public library. Maureen "
Jun 12
Suraya replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"I recently replicated a pair of jeans for a puppet. There are a few pictures here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yaminationstudios/at-issue-a-short-film-from-drew-roper/posts/752953 If you use a textured cotton with a slight stretch and the…"
Jun 11
Mike replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"I'm not sure if this would help for jeans specifically, but I was recommended this book a little while back for making small clothes in general. Apparently it's the go to book for a lot of people who make clothing for puppets. Maybe it…"
Jun 11
StopmoNick replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"I'm pretty sure there are a couple of books at Amazon on making doll clothes for Balljointed dolls.  They may be for bigger scales like 18" or 24" tall, but you can scale them down.    So far, doing a quick search, I…"
Jun 10
Joe (Dinoman217) replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"anybody know where to find fabric paterns?"
Jun 10
Don Carlson replied to mark hancock's discussion working on royalties
"When working with friends, I tend to trade skill for skill. Or knowledge for skill. That's when there's no budget, though. When there is a budget,  we work something out beforehand, I render them a 320x240 pixel preview of the work,…"
May 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to mark hancock's discussion working on royalties
"My rusty experience in TV (in the 90's!) was never not getting paid - I worked for the big studios mainly. But I found that it often took ages for my invoice to be settled - long after I had sweated over this or that effect and it was in the…"
May 29
Jack Liddon replied to mark hancock's discussion working on royalties
"Mike knows what he's talking about. Getting paid on the back end is usually a sign you're about to get screwed over. Not all people are scumbags, but red flags should pop up when they say you'll get paid "when the deal is…"
May 29
Mike replied to mark hancock's discussion working on royalties
"I've been paid "off the waterfall" as it's sometimes called, and by "paid" I mean a different, expletive word. Not for animation, because that's mostly new territory for me, but for other art and design…"
May 28
StopmoNick replied to mark hancock's discussion working on royalties
"I like the way you think, Stephen!  I'm sure there are landlords out there who are happy to get "deferred rent", or to just let you live there for the "experience" of being a landlord... not.   This original post…"
May 28
stephen dirkes replied to mark hancock's discussion working on royalties
"I've only heard of getting "points" a term referring to payment based on a percentage of ownership ( percentage of profit ) on larger/ commercially distributed projects such as feature films and TV projects. Never heard of music…"
May 26

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Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:45am 0 Comments

i have finally clothed my puppet, have a look-see.

http://home-before-dark.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/seams-to-be-done.html

clothing your puppet part one

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 2:44am 0 Comments

hey i have just added a new post to my blog showing how i am clothing my puppet, check it out.

 http://home-before-dark.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/well-call-it-practice.html

awesome short animation

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 7:18am 0 Comments

check out this amazing short film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5K2HUg11sQ

Home Before Dark

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:08am 0 Comments

this blog shows the process of my solo film Home Before Dark.

it is all still in pre-production, but check out the link below

http://home-before-dark.blogspot.co.uk

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 3:11pm on June 19, 2012, Steven Garrett said…

Nice blog Mark!

I like the Flynn brother system you are using for your head sculptures.........I think it has inspired a lot of people including myself.

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how do you animate doll eyes with no hole?

Started by Dawn Brown in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hi guys,I have a question that no doubt many have run into before. I want to use doll eyes in my stop-mo puppets. The doll eyes come with a stem in the back, that's easy  to grind off so now they are round. But how do you animate them without…Continue

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Stop Motion Camera Slider Rig

Started by Christopher Olsen in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by Christopher Olsen 3 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue

First Snow on crowdfunding portal!

Started by Karolina Čížková in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Karolina Čížková 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi stop-motion lovers! Stop motion film First Snow from Czech Republic is on crowdfunding compaign - on Hithit.com!Here is the link:https://www.hithit.com/en/project/339/prvni-snihTHANK…Continue

Tags: czech, republic, tradicional, snow, first

Camera Count

Started by Michael in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe.  I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count.  Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue

Camera Shake Problem

Started by Haruko Napochka in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Haruko Napochka yesterday. 8 Replies

Hello, everyone! My name is Haruko Napochka, and I am totally newbie here. Mostly, I've been making/learning cut-out, but thanks to your web site, I've started experimenting wire armatures and tie downs with my paper marionettes.Today, I've just…Continue

Tags: multi, plane, problem, basic, camera

Nice creepy dark carnival type stopmo in American Horror Story: Freak Show opening credits

Started by Strider in STOP MOTION ON VIDEO. Last reply by Philmation on Saturday. 7 Replies

Just saw the premiere tonight, and was amazed to see stopmotion in the credits. Oh, some weird sexual stuff going on, mostly between skeletons - just a heads up. Continue

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