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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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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
Steve Boot posted a video
Mar 31
Will Tebo commented on Steve Boot's photo

once upon a blue moon

"Very cool. I almost thought it was CG!"
Mar 29

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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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Uneven streets

Started by Anne Koreman in STOP MOTION SETS. Last reply by Don Carlson 3 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi there, I have this very specific problem with my medieval set, and was wondering if you guys had any ideas;I'm building quite a massive 1:9 scale medieval street, with cobblestones. I found a great way to create the stones using gluegun, but, I…Continue

New Stopmotion Animators looking for Teacher?

Started by justin rasch in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Don Carlson 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hey Guys!  Its been a while but I have been hard at work on KUBO and the 2 Strings at LAIKA.I just am dropping in to let you guys know that I have been taking private stopmotion animation students on recently and it has been working great!!I have…Continue

A few basic questions about casting in platinum silicone

Started by Dylan Lee in NEWBIE CORNER 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello all,I'm just getting started with casting molds after experimenting with rubber latex for a little while. I still have a couple of things to pick up at the art supply store, but I plan in the coming days to experiment with casting a…Continue

Tags: rebound, paint, cast, silicone

Questions about a camera setup, and getting started in stop motion

Started by Porter in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick 18 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello,I just started researching stop motion animation about a week ago. I purchased a book called "The art of stop motion animation". I'm just barely researching and barely know anything about this medium yet. I want to begin practicing the medium.…Continue

Stop Motion's charm and its impact on CGI - Dissertation Idea, Would like opinions and advice from Stop-Motion fans!

Started by Cam Mitchell in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Kit 19 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm an animation student fom DJCAD art school in Scotland, I'm studying animation and am about to enter my 4th year... which means dissertation time!Being a big fan of stop-motion, I wanted to use it as the central theme of my…Continue

Tags: Motion, Stop

Cut paper feed back.

Started by Bethany Williams in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Bethany Williams yesterday. 9 Replies

Hey guys.I have just about finished a cut paper animation and I would really appreciate some feedback about what I can change. There is no title to begin with hence the blank 5 seconds at the beginning. I know I need to adjust some sound levels and…Continue


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