Hardening the fabricHello everybody! I've recently started to learn some dressmaking for puppets, and although I've more or less managed to modify patterns to fit my puppets and get decent results, I'm still having a problem with the stiffness of the fabric.I know there are people who insert wires in the hems, or glue a wire mesh on the inside. I've also read that some people use much more classic sewing methods like interlining or starching to stiffen it.I'm open to try any option, but I'd…Continue
Hello guysI have a questionin this short film, how did the animator change the eyes of the puppets to look like a CGI, even though the Puppet was Stop Motion?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDWVcFpYUEContinue
Hi, As you can see from the picture I'm having trouble finding a material which I can cover the ball and socket and hinge armature (mostly brass and steel) with, which the clay will hold on to, so it doesn't crack and fall off all the time as it does here. I'm currently using black fabric tape. Is there any sort of thing I can cover the metal with which will do the job?How do Aardman do it? I guess they have clothes on don't they. Any help would be amazing!Cheers,Jacob…Continue
Hi everyone,I'm looking for an accurate motion control in order to get clean background plates for the rig clean up.I can't go for an expensive crane so I'm looking around the option available on dragonframe website.I tried the Noxon but I had some issues. No "0" point and hard to make it right with a firmware pb. Specifically the focus module. And after two test it broke down...Then last week I went for an Edelkrone system (latest Slider Module with head plus and focus module) but their is a…Continue
Posting for a friend/co-worker. I am helping out with wire armatures. Donate if you can!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soulstice/soulsticeContinue
I just made a claymation for my friend to advertise his pants that he made. It was a 1 minute long video for instagram. Since he posted it, Ive received a couple dms asking how much I charge for an animation. I haven't every really done any work for anyone I don't know before, so I was wondering what a good amount to charge is. I discussed a project with one company where there would be 2 characters in 1 set. It would be around 20 - 30 seconds long. My stop motions don't look super clean or…Continue
Hello to everyone!For my thesis I have to explore, in the field of psychology of perception, the reasons why the character of realness in CGI's movies won't never be comparable to those of stop-motion.The specific field is Psycholgy of visual communication and the thesis is based on the fact that stop-motion animation is a form of art so special, in terms of representing realness, that CGI can't never reach it.I have also to compare a picture of a frame in stop-motion with one in CGI but I…Continue
I don't understand why I can't find any usb leds that are computer controlled.The keyboard and the mouse I've got have both lights that are software controlled.So it should be possible - right?I would love to be able to orchestra animated lights in like dragon frame. But DMX dimmers lights etc seem so expensive and complex...Why is it that there's no USB controlled leds on the market?Continue
Painting the concrete block wall consisted of first painting a base layer of gray then adding black and brown washes for depth and color. White was dry bushed on to further bring out the texture.
Liquid acrylic ("craft") paint was used throughout.
The walls were assembled using rubber bands and some wedges that define the angle of the walls to…Continue
Though having a set is not required for StopMo Jam, I am using one that will be part of a larger production later. But it wasn't built yet, so here's how I did it:
Pete Ellis also shared some more ideas on set construction here recently.