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Silicone painting with 'Tinsil Gel 10'.

Started by Matthew Bradley in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Ethan Bartholomae 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm currently undertaking a project at university to make a stop motion plesiosaur puppet. The current plan is to cast into a polyester resin mould with a condensation cure silicone, 'Tinsil Gel 10'. My question is, what is the best method, and the most inexpensive, to paint my cast? My favoured solution from what I've found would be to thin the silicone I have (Tinsil Gel 10) with naphtha (or lighter fluid) and add silicone pigments. However, the complications I have is I know platinum based silicones don't stick to other platinums, but is this the case for tin based?Psycho paint is said to adhere all platinum's, and I've read 'Sil-poxy' can adhere all tins, but I really would like to avoid having to buy more materials, especially as 'Pyscho paints' and 'Sil-poxy' are expensive and aren't easy to get here in the UK. Finally, would anyone have any idea what the library life is of Tinsil Gel 10? Just found midway through writing this that tin based silicones don't last too long! I'd like to hear others thoughts, and to get some conformation on this subject. It's all very overwhelming as I'm still all quite new to the world of stop motion. I'll have another question on the armature soon! Thank you!Continue

Tags: tinsil, puppet, painting, silicone, Casting

Testing the 3D printable winders

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

Here is a quick video I made to compare two winders, one with an all-metal rack and the other which is fully 3D printed with a rack reinforced with an M6 threaded rod.Continue

1 minute film finished

Started by StopmoNick in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StopmoNick 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

I just posted what was meant to be an entry for the One Minute Film Club (FB group) which gives you a little less than a month from the time you get the new theme until the deadline.  Not surprisingly, I didn't come close to finishing on time - this was the January competition due Feb 2nd and I rushed, but couldn't rush enough.  I was still making puppets and sets when the due date passed.    The theme was "Animal" and once I had the idea, I wanted to go ahead and do it anyway.  Anyway, here it is.  WolfMoonH264 from Nick Hilligoss on Vimeo.Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Ed Riccardi yesterday. 555 Replies

Use this space to tell everyone about yourself and your interest in stop motion animation.Continue

Tragic Magic, my stop-motion film

Started by Geoff Clark in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by James Krysa yesterday. 11 Replies

Hello Everyone,   I'd like to share the finished version of my stop-motion film that I recently completed in October.  Tragic Magic tells the story of Greygaunt the Wizard, who is trying to teach magic to Tadwick, his apprentice.  They get interrupted by the arrival of Death, who is looking to collect a soul.  Will their combined magic skills allow them to defeat Death?   Here is the link on vimeo to the film: https://vimeo.com/305589331So far, the film has been shown in several film festivals, and a few awards.  Two scheduled screenings have been cancelled, I'm sure others have experienced this disappointment. The film took about 4 years to make (but I didn't work on it every day). Almost all work done by myself. I had some fantastic help on voice acting, wardrobe and sound design from a few friends.  Please have a look and enjoy. Cheers!--Geoff ClarkContinue

3D printable winders for stop motion

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in ANIMATION TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. Last reply by James Krysa yesterday. 1 Reply

I have been involved with beta-testing a new product, a fully 3D printable set of winders for stop motion animators. I think they are really well-designed and a proper tool for animating. At $20 for the download, they represent great value.They have a 3D printed rack reinforced with an M6 threaded rod, and some other good features. Have a look at my video review:Continue

Legend of the Golden Fishcake- download free

Started by John O'Lone in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by John O'Lone on Sunday. 6 Replies

Hi AllThere are 100 free downloads of my movie, worked on by several on this forum, here:https://legendofthegoldenfishcake.vhx.tvUse code FREEFREEFREEStay safe!JohnContinue

House of Monsters Kickstarter Budget Breakdown

Started by Dawn Brown in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Ed Riccardi on Sunday. 12 Replies

Hey everyone, I have been asked to share our preliminary budget from the House of Monsters Kickstarter campaign from a few years ago. This was our early plan for how the funds would be spent. One of these days I would like to update this to reflect what we ended up spending. I can tell you, the Kickstarter rewards ended up costing 3x what we planned. International shipping killed us. We did not end up renting a stage, and rolled those funds to the rewards and materials and supplies. Also - we brought on a famous actor for the voice over when we were well into the project, and he was not budgeted here. We went over budget considerably, but I hope this serves as a good starting point for anyone considering a crowdfunding project. Thanks.Continue

Stop Motion build up Puppet Tutorial

Started by Herb Fabits in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Herb Fabits on Friday. 1 Reply

Hello, i hope you are all doing well! This is the third Episode of my 4-Part Tutorial of "Making of build up Stop motion Puppets". Now the puppet gets his Latex skin! Check it out and leave me a commend if you have any question!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmn2m1cNzFAContinue

Canon EOS + Nikon dragonframe combo... Im talking about the "flickering"

Started by Mark Francombe in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Mark Francombe Mar 25. 8 Replies

Just a quick question.I'm just starting out on this stop-motion journey (after a 25 year break, I should say, used to be a Bolex 16mm guy in the 80s).Now I'm not too up to date, and not willing to pay out straight away for a super dooper expensive cam, just yet. So initial experiments will have to be with my cheap n cheerful Canon 1300D.Now I will be shooting very small, not quite macro, but want to get a macro lens. I have the chance to snap up a simple Canon EF50mm f2,5 lense locally.. but then I noticed the note on the Dragonframe site regarding using an adaptor + Nikon lens to avoid the "flicker".So my question is, how obvious IS this flicker.-.. should I not bother with this lens at all, and wait out to find a suitable (cheap) Nikon... (Whatever that is...? As I said...NooB) or will this one do for a start?Thanks in advance.MArkContinue

Tags: flicker, dragonframe, canon

 
 
 

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Testing the 3D printable winders

Here is a quick video I made to compare two winders, one with an all-metal rack and the other which…See More
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