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working on royalties

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson May 29, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

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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, 2014
Joe (Dinoman217) replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"where can I get denim fabric from?"
Jun 15, 2014
Marina Papa replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"I founded something jeans-like in socket shops, nylon."
Jun 15, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Joe (Dinoman217) replied to mark hancock's discussion making jeans
"anybody know where to find fabric paterns?"
Jun 10, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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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

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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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