Wes Wood of "Animation toolkit" has a kickstarter well under way for his film "Pooch proposal", I haven't seen him post anything on here (I might have missed it) so I thought I'd put up a link for…Continue
"I've had a few Amazon shipments that were posted from Germany, so EU postage can't be that high!
Same with me Simon, not rural but Australia's copper wire "broadband" in general is pretty poor. For 720p of…"
"My problem is not the online availability, it is that I live in a rural area with rubbish broadband. It is often only possible to watch YouTube videos about 5 seconds at a time. I might try to watch the film one night when I can't sleep. 2am we…"
"I hope this is another sign that DVDs are dead. It cost me $2 to rent. If I wanted to watch it again in my lifetime, I could rent it again many times before spending more than it would cost to own. I have a small collection of stop-motion films on…"
"I looked on their site and found where I could order the DVD at a very reasonable 10 Euro - I would pay up to 20 or 25 E. But shipping to Rest of the World is 45 Euro, which unfortunately is a deal breaker. So I may have to look at the pay per view…"
"I'd say the 60D is a good option for stopmotion, I used one for one of my projects and thought it was great, don't know how it holds up for stills photography though. I know a couple of people with the 650 and that also seems…"
"I had a very similar reaction to the replacement faces in Boxtrolls, there were times where it even took me completely out of the action because I was thinking "how did they let THAT slip by?" But I have a theory that they did it…"
"I agree. There were some shots where it was very obvious what was going on with the faces. Compared with the smoothness of the body animation, it was a bit jarring. Although I do think it was partially the design of the characters. Lord…"
"To be honest I felt like the replacement faces were more noticeable in The Boxtrolls than they were in Paranorman. Maybe that's just me? I was always impressed by how much effort they and other studios put into replacement faces, but despite…"
"I thought the scene was done the way Nick outlined, with puppets composited into layers. The fact that there are some CG characters is...I guess...okay. But then I'm another Fantastic Mr. Fox fan, so I'm biased anyway toward old-school…"
"I was planning a crowd scene with all puppets, but re-dressing the same ones and compositing them in layers. That way I cold animate a manageable half-dozen or so at a time, and make 8 puppets look like 40. But there were still limits to…"
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 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
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
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