Sean O'Hara
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Showreel - looking for critique, comments, advice, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carolina Veirano May 1, 2015. 1 Reply

For the past few years I've been focusing more and more on building my YouTube page and I figured I was long overdue on making a showreel for myself.I'd love to hear any comments, critiques, thoughts…Continue

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Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jan 5, 2014. 3 Replies

For a little over a year now, I've been making short and fun Barbie videos on YouTube and I've grown a decent following. My problem is that I'm ready to move on and make better animations and, while…Continue

Thoughts on what materials to use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 26, 2013. 11 Replies

I'm about to embark on a new, big project, but I've hit a wall on trying to figure out what something should/ could be made out of.The piece will largely be b&w and made out of clay with…Continue

Where do you get your supplies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean O'Hara Sep 19, 2012. 6 Replies

As the title says - I'm curious where everyone buys their supplies.I'm finding that the deeper I try to dive into stop motion and puppet making, the required item lists become more and more specific…Continue

 

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Carolina Veirano replied to Sean O'Hara's discussion Showreel - looking for critique, comments, advice, etc.
"Funny stuff :)"
May 1, 2015
Sean O'Hara posted a discussion

Showreel - looking for critique, comments, advice, etc.

For the past few years I've been focusing more and more on building my YouTube page and I figured I was long overdue on making a showreel for myself.I'd love to hear any comments, critiques, thoughts or even simple observations you may have.Eventually, I'd love to move on from Barbie (her movement limitations are a constant hinderance), but, for now, it seems to be what my fan base wants.https://youtu.be/waulxf1jJugSee More
Apr 27, 2015
Sean O'Hara replied to Keith Mullin's discussion Film Festival Results
"Congratulations on your numerous awards. Looking forward to seeing the piece when it's available for show."
Apr 27, 2015
Sean O'Hara replied to Marnik's discussion COLD MEETS
"Very entertaining - loved the style and the humor was perfect."
Apr 27, 2015
Sean O'Hara commented on Sean O'Hara's video
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Barbie's Fifty Shades of Pink - a Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey

"It's great to be back animating and I thank you for your comment. I wouldn't say that I no longer care about pleasing my mainstream audience... especially since I recreated one of the most anticipated movies. I will say that, after taking…"
Nov 21, 2014
Don Carlson commented on Sean O'Hara's video
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Barbie's Fifty Shades of Pink - a Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey

"First things first: I can not believe that S&M has gone mainstream because of...of all things...a book. I mean, the Kama Sutra never made mainstream people want to go out and experience each other 50 different ways. At least, not on the mass…"
Nov 18, 2014
Sean O'Hara posted videos
Nov 17, 2014
StopmoNick replied to Sean O'Hara's discussion Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)
"Sorry, that was my cheat, an intermediate mould and plasticine cast.  Not much of a cheat, since it is extra work.   Just wondering, would a Barbie body have enough flex in it to get it out of a hard mould, if the seam lines were well…"
Jan 5, 2014
Sean O'Hara replied to Sean O'Hara's discussion Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)
"Hmm. Time to work on my sculpting abilities then. And here I was hoping there would be some secret cheat I could use....guess I should have known better. Many thanks."
Jan 4, 2014
StopmoNick replied to Sean O'Hara's discussion Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)
"Sometimes I've made a temporary soft mould of alginate from a hard original object, poured melted plasticine into that, then cleaned up the plasticine cast and made a plaster mould from that. (Alginate is a powder, made from seaweed, that mixes…"
Jan 3, 2014
Sean O'Hara posted a discussion

Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)

For a little over a year now, I've been making short and fun Barbie videos on YouTube and I've grown a decent following. My problem is that I'm ready to move on and make better animations and, while I don't want to lose my fan base, Barbie dolls aren't articulated or sturdy enough to show my full talent.I've dismantled many figures and recreated their limbs with twisted wire and foam, but that only works when they're wearing long sleeves and pants (something Barbie rarely does).What I need is a…See More
Jan 3, 2014
Sean O'Hara posted a video

Barbie's Having a Bad Day: A Thriller Parody for Halloween - A Stop Motion animation by Shakycow

Not everything is rose tinted for the pink loving superstar, sometimes she simply has a bad day while doing ordinary things. Stay tuned for her continued mis...
Oct 30, 2013
Sean O'Hara replied to Mastermind Films's discussion Substitute for Tie downs? Any?
"If the table is thick and you can't move your set to something either thinner or (preferably) that you can drill through, your best option would be to use a sturdy rig of some sort."
Aug 22, 2013
Sean O'Hara replied to Mastermind Films's discussion Substitute for Tie downs? Any?
"It doesn't matter as much the diameter of your puppet, but how much it weighs, how tall it is, and how much stress will be held by the feet. I would recommend Crazy Glue or something similar as hot glue is bound to pop at the most inconvenient…"
Aug 22, 2013
Sean O'Hara commented on Dieter Wagner's video
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RC Shot001 FINAL

"Nice work and it matches perfectly the RC style you were trying to emulate. One question I have though, and I apologize since it's not animation based, is where you bought/ how you made the puppet. I'm guessing the mouth shapes are…"
Aug 15, 2013
Sean O'Hara replied to Andrew C's discussion Skeleton Puppet
"Here's a closer shot of one of my skeleton's hands. The humerus 'bone' is actually a small aluminum tube (then coated with sculpey iii and baked) used to connect the larger wires of the body to the ones I used in the…"
Aug 8, 2013

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My puppets are method actors who prefer to improv

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:42pm 2 Comments

When I first began venturing into animation, I often read tales from professionals who would talk about how they're merely guides making suggestions and that their puppets live and breathe on their own... that, in essence, the animators were the puppets and the puppets were the ones in control.

For the longest time, I never understood that. I thought of puppets as inanimate objects being moved exactly as the animator saw fit.

That belief only grew as I became a computer…

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