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Eddie Torres replied to Eddie Torres's discussion First time.
"Hey, Thanks for replying, also, don't sell yourself short with, "...All of which is a long rambling answer..." cause what you said make sense and the best answer I've gotten. Yeah, I mentioned 3D printed armatures or wired…"
5 hours ago
StopmoNick replied to Eddie Torres's discussion First time.
"I guess custom armatures are by definition a one-off deal, and can be simple or complex, so it's like what is the length of a piece of string.  But stock armatures have prices.  Have a look at some of the off-the-shelf armatures…"
6 hours ago
gustavo arteaga commented on Jonathon Breitner's video
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The Machine

"I love his machine. So matter of fact."
8 hours ago
gustavo arteaga commented on nelson fernandes's video
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El Castigo

"Me recordó a un dicho que hay por aquí; "No good deed ever goes unpunished". Un final triste pero muy común. A decade later this film hasn't aged. Great stuff."
9 hours ago
Eddie Torres posted a discussion

First time.

Hello everyone, as you all can tell I just joined. Before doing so I researched stop motion animation puppet/armature. I knew what stop motion animation was, growing up, watching TV shows and movies (darn it! I just dated myself...well at least it's not carbon dating. obviously I'm not yet expir-..wait, nope still here.) I have a home machine shop in my garage, I mean what else do you put in a garage? A car? I'm not an animal! When I was approached by a neighbor kid, who's a film school student…See More
14 hours ago
gustavo arteaga commented on Sal Elder's blog post Completed horror short
"This is so good.! Well funny."
19 hours ago
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Evie Metz replied to Evie Metz's discussion Replicating clay sculpt with a silicone mold
"Thanks so much Simon, very helpful to hear! "
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First time. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, as you all can tell I just joined. Before doing so I researched stop motion animation puppet/armature. I knew what stop motion animation was, growing up, watching TV shows and movies (darn it! I just dated myself...well at least it's not carbon dating. obviously I'm not yet expir-..wait, nope still here.) I have a home machine shop in my garage, I mean what else do you put in a garage? A car? I'm not an animal! When I was approached by a neighbor kid, who's a film school student…Continue

Started by Eddie Torres in BEGINNERS. Last reply by Eddie Torres 5 hours ago.

Replicating clay sculpt with a silicone mold 5 Replies

For a character that I want to portray in different stages of their life, young and older age, I think a good direction might be to sculpt the head in plasticine clay and then make a mold from which I can melt more plasticine and replicate another time or two. Having the original sculpt replicated in clay will allow me to adjust the features, add wrinkles and signs of age, while maintaining the same sense of one person. I would then make an ultra cal mold of each clay sculpt to later cast in…Continue

Started by Evie Metz in BEGINNERS. Last reply by Evie Metz yesterday.

Baby's first ball and socket armature 2 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm planning on buying in my first ball and socket armature in the near future so I can work on my character animation, and I'd like to invest in something of a good quality.Do you have any recommendations?There are a few I'm leaning towards, and if you have any feedback from your own experience with them, things you've heard, or just the look of 'em, it would be super helpful.My top choices (so far) are: …Continue

Started by chol_slumbo in ARMATURES. Last reply by chol_slumbo on Tuesday.

HALLOWEEN is the theme for STOPMO JAM 3. Deadline is SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 145 Replies

Get ready for STOPMO JAM 3!This time the theme is everyone's favorite stopmo time of the year: HALLOWEEN!So what is a STOPMO JAM?It is a series of short animated ideas that all relate to the theme. We've done Spring and Run in the past, this time it's Halloween!Puppets can be made of clay, paper,…Continue

Started by Anthony Scott in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Fex Nov 26.

Black Friday??? 1 Reply

With black Friday sales coming up, does anyone have recommendations for studio must-haves or sites with good prices for supplies?Especially looking to branch out from morezmore.Continue

Started by Jenna Fritz in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 26.

Tripod for cellular 1 Reply

HiI want to create stop motion videos as an hobby so I'm looking for a tripod for my cellular phone (xiaomi redmi note 8)Do you have any recommendation for a one ? ( I need a specific model recomendation ! )I want to buy really a good one and my budget is about 50$ to buy from Amazon.Continue

Started by Elad Elad in BEGINNERS. Last reply by Phil m Nov 23.

Using PVA glue or gel medium in ultra cal mold before casting silicone? 2 Replies

Hi friends,Anyone have any experience with this? My ultra cal mold of a puppet head has some flaws in the surface, air bubbles and such. Before pouring silicone into the mold, could I use something like a PVA glue or a matte gel medium to paint a layer or two onto the ultra cal surface to smooth out those flaws first? Or would that make matters worse?Thanks in advance for any tips.Continue

Started by Evie Metz in BEGINNERS. Last reply by Hans Jacob Wagner Nov 23.

Please Introduce Yourself 617 Replies

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

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Pietro Rotelli Nov 15.

Blog Posts

Completed horror short

Hi all, here is a short comedy/horror film I recently completed. It was originally meant for Halloween, but better late than never! I hope you enjoy it.

Posted by Sal Elder on November 30, 2021 at 10:48pm — 2 Comments

Halloween 30 sec version

Here is the longer version of my StopmoJam3 entry.  My idea of what would fit into 15 seconds was a bit unrealistic, so although I did manage a brutally cut-down version to submit, this 30 second version is more like I had imagined it would be.  One shot that was mainly a means to get from a black frame at the start (as required for the Jam), using the cape to fill the screen, had to be cut from the Jam version, so I used it for the title here.…

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Posted by StopmoNick on October 17, 2021 at 6:45pm — 4 Comments

SMJ3: Shooting notes

The set met my expectations visually, but foam core does not stand up to animation. It bent, curled and moved at the slightest touch. It would have been better to mount it on plywood to stiffen it.

I used tungsten lighting ('cuz that's what I have). Light coming from the direction of the moon was filtered with a blue gel normally used to correct for daylight. Lights from inside the room were bare tungsten. White balance was set in the camera for tungsten. I had hoped for a more…

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Posted by Dave Cooley on October 10, 2021 at 2:06pm

NEW Film idea (Let it Slide)

Hey, so remember when I talked about my film idea "AMNESIA"? Well I scrapped the script. It's gone. It's dead. I decided that I wanted to make something more original and interesting, so I started writing the script, and designing the characters for a new film that I am fully passionate about, it is called "Let it Slide". It's about a kid named Nathan who visits his uncle, who runs a restaurant that sells sliders. Nathan tries to pitch the idea of adding breakfast sliders to the menu to his…

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Posted by Kevin McMillan on August 19, 2021 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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