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O Apostolo online

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Nov 10, 2014. 7 Replies

O Apostolo has been released online as a pay for view.  I haven't had chance to watch it myself yet, but what I have seen looked pretty good.…Continue

pooch proposal on kickstarter

Started Oct 11, 2014 0 Replies

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

Boxtrolls - its not all stopmotion!

Started this discussion. Last reply by grecodan Oct 17, 2014. 10 Replies

So it turns out some of the crowd scenes in Boxtrolls are filled with CG characters, you can read more about it here -…Continue

model makers needed (london)

Started Apr 27, 2014 0 Replies

A company in London advertising for model makers, I don't know them myself but looks good so I thought I'd share…Continue


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Steve Boot posted a video
Just found this really nice Harryhausen tribute film on vimeo called "Thanks Ray". Its by Payton Curtis and Julianna Cox. If you haven't seen it, it's well worth a watch.

Thanks Ray from Payton Curtis & Julianna Cox on Vimeo.

Thanks Ray

A stop motion tribute to the legendary special effects master, Ray Harryhausen. Ray's creations and imagination had an immense influence on my early life. Unfortunately, Ray passed away on May 7th 2013, but left behind a wealth of material that will…
Sep 28
Steve Boot commented on Anthony Scott's video

THE LITTLE PRINCE - Official International Trailer #2 (2015) Animated Fantasy Movie HD

"This looks amazing!  Hopefully it'll get also get a UK release."
Sep 5
gustavo arteaga commented on Steve Boot's video

Testing. Music Video for The Slow Show.

"I am glad he found a way out. That hill and blue sky sure looks like a better prospect!"
Aug 22
Steve Boot posted a video
Hey guys my friends made a music for his mates band and he's got it into the Bristol Encounters festival. There's a prize for the one that gets the most likes on Vimeo, if fancy taking a look here's a link if you enjoy it please give him a like and share it.

Testing. Music Video for The Slow Show. from Paul Flannery on Vimeo.

Testing. Music Video for The Slow Show.

Stop-motion music video for The Slow Show song ‘Testing’. The themes of loneliness, depression and agoraphobic behaviour are visited through both the song and character of Jan, a man cocooned in the four walls of his flat, struggling with his demons…
Aug 21
Steve Boot commented on Thomas Nicol's video

The Moose Emergency

"Great puppets, great set, excellent animation!  Really nice work, very impressed!"
Aug 20
Steve Boot replied to Emma Scheltema's discussion Help! Advice on camera set up for whiteboard animation
"What animation software are you planning on using?  Like Nick already said the 400d doesn't have live view, you would need 450d or above.  You should be able to get 450d pretty cheap second hand, maybe for around…"
Aug 20
Will Tebo commented on Steve Boot's photo

once upon a blue moon

"Wow, congrats!"
May 30
Steve Boot commented on Steve Boot's photo

once upon a blue moon

"Happy to announce that my film is going to get it's premiere at the Edinburgh film festival in on the 24th June (where it will also be up for the "McLaran award") and it'll then be flown half way round the world to the…"
May 30
Steve Boot replied to Erik van Schaaik's discussion Under The Apple Tree (2015) - Official trailer
"Amazing work, looking forward to seeing the finished film!"
May 22
Steve Boot commented on Leonardo Ponzano's video


"Brilliant!  Really lovely bit of animation acting. "
May 22
Funski commented on Steve Boot's photo

once upon a blue moon

"Nice mate, the robot looks cool!!"
May 12
Steve Boot commented on Emma McCann's video


"That's a fantastic film, you've done an amazing job (and so did the sound guy)"
Apr 14
Mike commented on Steve Boot's video

"Once upon a blue moon" clip

"Ha! Very cool. I'm excited to see more. "
Apr 3
Twin Tales commented on Steve Boot's video

"Once upon a blue moon" clip

"Wow looks awesome! Love the smooth animation and also the the lightning and the blue look of it."
Apr 2
Will Tebo commented on Steve Boot's video

"Once upon a blue moon" clip

"Wow! Looking forward to seeing it."
Mar 31
Dave Hughes commented on Steve Boot's video

"Once upon a blue moon" clip

"This is cool, really like the scenery you've created :) "
Mar 31

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once upon a blue moon

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:27pm 0 Comments

So I've remade my robot and he's ready to go on the set.  

Here's a screen shot of the robot on set with the little blue alien.…


once upon a blue moon

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 2:19pm 8 Comments

I've decided to change to name of my short from "Washed up" to "Once upon a blue moon" (that title might well change again), since the action is now set in outer space.  

I've been busy making a spaceship from a garden water spray bottle with some deodorant sticks and some cheap plastic binoculars for boosters…


washed up

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:02pm 0 Comments

I've made a mold for my robot hands, I'm just using whats quick and and available so it's made out of silicone.  Probably not ideal as its going to be a silicone on silicone mold, but I'm assured that as long as I spray on lots of J wax (or whatever release agent in the cupboard) it should be okay.

I didn't mix some of the catalyst into the silicone well enough so it didn't go off.  Luckily one of the more experienced maintenance crew was able to save it (you can see the colour…


washed up

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 3:40pm 3 Comments

We're just winding down on a new series at work and its becoming unusually quiet, so I came up with a really simple idea for a short mini series.  The idea was to make it as simple as possible, one set and a couple of easy to make characters.

My idea was about a robot and a crab living on a small remote island, so I quickly mocked up the robot character.…


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Haze Effects

Started by Thomas Nicol in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS. Last reply by Ernest Skocdopole 5 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Is there a way to give the appearance of volumetric haze in a stopmo scene?  The straightforward way seems doomed to failure in a stopmo environment (unless there's some magical haze product out there that maintains a perfectly consistent density…Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole yesterday. 261 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Thomas Nicol on Tuesday. 18 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Greyguy on Tuesday. 46 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Santino Vitale on Tuesday. 11 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue



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