Brandon Ayers
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Missing Link Trailer

Started Nov 8, 2018 0 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5VC7nCv_YLaika's Missing Link trailer dropped today! Look hilarious.Continue

ParaNorman Costumes

Started this discussion. Last reply by grecodan Sep 16, 2012. 3 Replies

Article on the Costumes that I found today. Gives some nice tips and hints as to how they pulled some things off.Continue

SMA Mobile

Started this discussion. Last reply by CraftCadet Oct 6, 2012. 1 Reply

Thanks for having a mobile site, it makes viewing SMA on my "stupid" phone much, much easier.Continue

 

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Brandon Ayers replied to Count Croc's discussion Keeping motivation
"I have a ton of unfinished projects as well as one project that's been going on for over 10 years. I too would like to hear from others who suffer from this and have been able to work around it. I think my biggest issue is that a new idea takes…"
13 hours ago
Brandon Ayers replied to Mozen's discussion Had to make a character for Character Design Class in Animation School - I made a clay puppet and her duck
"Appealing design! I like it. Nice action shot as well."
Friday
Brandon Ayers replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Animation Workflow
"Yes, go through the reference footage and find some key / extreme poses. The X-Sheet, which I've never used a traditional one, is exactly used to plan and help you remember what happens when. Put notes that help you. Like, Arm Fully Extended on…"
Friday
Brandon Ayers replied to Margie McGinty's discussion a slow start to my pre project
"Is that plumber's epoxy to hold the shape? What gauge wire are you using for the arms? Looks like you are using the same gauge all the way around? You'll want the legs / lower half to be stiffer than the arms usually. As you don't…"
Dec 18, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Keith Adams's discussion AnimaShooter
"Thanks for the link. I'll see if I can give it a test soon and get back to you."
Nov 28, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to grecodan's discussion acting exercise
"Here is a great list over at 11 Second Club. http://www.11secondclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4773"
Nov 26, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Peter Ellis's discussion Laika's "MIssing Link" Trailer
"They are making animated films with a mix of stop motion and cg. Bringing the best of both worlds? I think their target is the world, not us, so they are making it look as good as they can. I will refrain from any judgement until I've seen it.…"
Nov 12, 2018
Brandon Ayers posted a discussion

Missing Link Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5VC7nCv_YLaika's Missing Link trailer dropped today! Look hilarious.See More
Nov 8, 2018
Brandon Ayers commented on Peter Ellis's video
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DSLR vs iPhones Camera 2018

"I've only seen a couple but have subscribed. Need to go through them. Thanks for taking the time to make and share these."
Oct 31, 2018
Brandon Ayers commented on Peter Ellis's video
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DSLR vs iPhones Camera 2018

"Thanks for that. You misspelled speak at the end by the way. :P I have a DSLR and just haven't even attempted to test my iPhone. I see it's pointless for me. cheers."
Oct 29, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to grecodan's discussion I'm back, and this is the current project.
"Looks great! What's the final puppet going to look like?"
Oct 29, 2018
Brandon Ayers commented on Peter Ellis's video
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Stop Motion News - New Stop Motion/CGI Technology discussed

"This seems like a big waste to me personally, a gimmick like you said Peter. It's easier to just animate in a 3d software than set all this up. You still have to build the 3d armature. This is just motion capture software after all.... If you…"
Oct 15, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Dylan Lee's discussion Video tutorials for needle felting puppets?
"I have found this so far! https://locaellaobjetos.com/blog-2/"
Oct 12, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Yorwick's discussion Stop Motion Armatures in the US
"Thanks Simon for the tips. If I order it I'll post a detailed review. For your comment, I am currently looking into a supplier from China for the drilled steel balls. The only thing that I have a hard time finding are the joint plates.…"
Oct 10, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Yorwick's discussion Stop Motion Armatures in the US
"Wow thanks. I'm going to try one of these kits out. I love how you can order individual parts as well."
Oct 3, 2018
Brandon Ayers replied to Fabian's discussion What's a free software for rig removal
"Doh, it's been too long since I've used them! Thanks for the correction. There is another software, that I can't think of, a french based software that's free as well."
Sep 27, 2018

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Building a home studio

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 2:24pm 14 Comments

I am about to begin my journey into stop motion at a serious pace. I have been researching and doing more research into the tools that I will need to achieve my goals. What I'd like is some advice and to see if I am on the right track. Currently my budget isn't very high, so I will not be getting a DSLR to begin with. Later on when I've gotten much more experience and have built my sets and puppets for my short film (which I've been planning since 2007) I…

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Count Croc replied to Count Croc's discussion Keeping motivation
"The same goes for me. I have story boards full of films about gladiatorial battles, sci-fi…"
7 hours ago
Mozen replied to Mozen's discussion Had to make a character for Character Design Class in Animation School - I made a clay puppet and her duck
"Well thanks!"
9 hours ago
Tim Allen posted a discussion

5 Day Stop Motion Animation Workshop with Tim Allen in London (May 2019)

My first ever 5 day stop motion workshop is coming to London! After lots of travelling around the…See More
10 hours ago
Brandon Ayers replied to Count Croc's discussion Keeping motivation
"I have a ton of unfinished projects as well as one project that's been going on for over 10…"
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