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Stopmotion Pricing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Carlson Jun 2, 2017. 12 Replies

Just wanted to see if anybody could help me figure out with pricing for a long term stopmotion project I might be getting on board for. The client wants videos that are in line with this style:…Continue

Build up, Foam Latex or Silicone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Dec 29, 2016. 5 Replies

Hey guys. Just looking for some advice. Ive been asking around and reading everything I can on here to learn as much as I can before I do anything with foam latex or silicone because they seem to be…Continue

molding/casting plastic figures to make puppets

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jan 24, 2015. 12 Replies

Ive been looking at trying some molding and casting lately with different objects for props and puppets and what not for some stopmo videos im working on. I have some plastic figures of dinosaurs and…Continue

 

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Don Carlson replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Didn't mean to get too off topic, but just wanted to show what you can do on a low budget. That tub cost me $5. A cyclorama for professional photography can cost between $100 and $300. The lower your overhead, the less you have to charge your…"
Jun 2, 2017
Don Carlson replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
Jun 2, 2017
Don Carlson replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
Jun 2, 2017
Don Carlson replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Edit: You may have to modify these tubs somewhat with a box cutter."
Jun 2, 2017
Don Carlson replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Hi VanillaGorilla, Depending on how big your set is, you have several options, and all of them inexpensive, with the same result.The first you might consider is a white plastic tub with rounded corners. These are available in home furnishing…"
Jun 1, 2017
vanilla gorilla replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Thanks for the links moonshine. I think im already following you on instagram! And thank you too, simon and nick. I have most of my equipment already and most of my costs are minimal being mostly clay and wire and such. However i cant seem to find a…"
Jun 1, 2017
StopmoNick replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"I don't think I could animate 6 minutes in one week!  A good day is 12 to 16 seconds.  But I do shoot at 24 or 25 fps on ones.  A simpler style or lower frame rate could let you get more done.  Some days might be 2 shots,…"
May 16, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Just to add a couple more thoughts. If you bid too low, and can't make reasonable money on the contract, you are stuck, because you can only negotiate downwards. Most clients do not want the cheapest job, they want a good job, so bid at a level…"
May 15, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Great work, Moonshine! Really terrifying...is that what kids watch these days?! An approach to working out how to charge is called cost-plus. This is where you work out what it costs you to make the product, then add your time plus a bit to go back…"
May 12, 2017
Moonshine Animations replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Sure~ The company markets these toys called, Stikbots. My job is to basically make them an action series with their products. Shorter Episodes: Season 1 episode 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkOUxTc6gUg Season 4 episode 7:…"
May 10, 2017
vanilla gorilla replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"Right on, thanks for that info man! Do you seriously animate up to 6 minutes a week!? Thats an insane amount of work. I was stressing out over a minute and all the work behind that. But $2000+ a week is really good money. Do you have a link to the…"
May 10, 2017
Moonshine Animations replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Stopmotion Pricing
"I animate a weekly web series that runs about 3-6 minutes per episode. The company pays me $2000 for the 1st minute and then $84 for every additional 5 seconds. Definitely factor in the pricing and the duration of your work. I've been animating…"
May 10, 2017
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Stopmotion Pricing

Just wanted to see if anybody could help me figure out with pricing for a long term stopmotion project I might be getting on board for. The client wants videos that are in line with this style:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMbgwA4DuLoI have to get back to the client with a reasonable price per minute and am unfamiliar with the actual industry standards for stopmotion animation. Just curious if anyone would have any suggestions for what…See More
May 10, 2017
Simon Tytherleigh replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Build up, Foam Latex or Silicone?
"I am not sure you are right in assuming that foam latex is an easier process than silicone. Foam latex requires careful filling of the mould at some speed then baking in an oven, which stresses plaster moulds. When I was doing it professionally, I…"
Dec 29, 2016
StopmoNick replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Build up, Foam Latex or Silicone?
"I tried platinum cure silicone over cushion foam and it did soak in. But I know that with tin cure silicone, you can cast in foam latex, then trim it back, and cast again over that with the tin cure. They did that for Corpse Bride and it did reduce…"
Dec 25, 2016
vanilla gorilla replied to vanilla gorilla's discussion Build up, Foam Latex or Silicone?
"I spoke to someone that suggested that if i did try silicone that i should try tin cure gi 1110 and ask for the transluscent catalyst. In order to keep it light though, i should build up a cushion foam body around the armature that will fit in the…"
Dec 24, 2016

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