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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Simon Tytherleigh's discussion Tips for Davinci Resolve?
"At last I have found the solution for rig removal in DR! It is obvious really, but my previous experience with AE had led me to think of Fusion as a standalone program, when it is a page integrated into Resolve. I expect rig removal can all be done…"
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Lazy Reader - New Episode of Puppet Show Based on Stop Motion

Hi guys!A friend in need is a friend indeed, this is the all times moral that teaches you a lesson. Check out a new episode of Jolly Battle puppet show based on stop motion.See More
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Tatu P replied to Tatu P's discussion Canon eos R or RP?
"Quality video shooting specs, like better video colour depth would be one. But for that you need external drive, and stopmo firmware compromises some video shooting things. So RP was my choice."
Monday
StopmoNick replied to Tatu P's discussion Canon eos R or RP?
"I usually go to DP Review to see what they say - they would have reviewed the two cameras, and have all the specs.  I don't see much reason to go for the R."
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Matthew Dean replied to Tatu P's discussion Canon eos R or RP?
"Is there any reason to buy the “R” over the “RP” other than the +4 megapixels? Trying to determine if the R is worth $900 more?"
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Tips for Davinci Resolve? 18 Replies

Has anyone got any tips they could share for working in Davinci Resolve? I am just getting into it, and it seems fairly good for stop motion. Interested to hear from anyone who has some experience with the program.Thanks!Continue

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 55 minutes ago.

Lazy Reader - New Episode of Puppet Show Based on Stop Motion

Hi guys!A friend in need is a friend indeed, this is the all times moral that teaches you a lesson. Check out a new episode of Jolly Battle puppet show based on stop motion.Continue

Started by android_jolly in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT on Monday.

Canon eos R or RP? 13 Replies

I am planing to bye new camera, and it seems that Canon EOS R or RP is way to go. Has enyone some experiences about those?Stopmotion Firmware is something that seems to be great for Dragon. But does it maes up the video shooting options? "The shooting screen cannot be displayed with resolution of 1920…Continue

Tags: R, eos, Canon

Started by Tatu P in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Tatu P on Monday.

How to 12 Replies

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

Tags: Costume

Started by Victor Villalba in HAIR & COSTUME. Last reply by StopmoNick on Sunday.

Please Introduce Yourself 611 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 Matthew Kite on Saturday.

Video compositing & green screen key framing 13 Replies

Hey guys, A project came up where I'll have to do some green screen + video compositing in after effects/premier. This is not a subject I have experience with yet... Would anyone be able to share some resources on how I could learn this more in detail?Thanks in advance!Continue

Started by Dornex in BEGINNERS. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 6.

I make Lego animations! 1 Reply

Hello. I make Lego stop motion videos (brickfilms) on my YouTube channel! If you have any tips you can give me on how to improve my animation skills, please let me know! (Keep in mind Lego figs have a limited range of movement)https://youtube.com/c/SeanHenneberryContinue

Started by The Meh Enthusiast in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 4.

Latex Build-Up Puppet Head 2 Replies

Hello,I'm watching StopmoNick's amazing youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uG-ZIOXZ7w and currently making both methods of a puppet head, one using a hardened interior (epoxy putty and in my case some bakable sculpey in place of the wood) with a dislocated jaw and the other with foam and dislocated jaw.As in his video, I'm using latex with acrylic paint for the surface. After enough layers, my latex dries looking very…Continue

Started by Evie Metz in BEGINNERS. Last reply by Evie Metz May 3.

Blog Posts

camera rig for product video made with mostly 3D printed parts

Camera sits on a block which is 3D printed and hot glued with just a small drop.  Lazy Susan with pointer and armature for product.  Background held up with supports.

Posted by John T. Vonachen on May 2, 2021 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Off-Grid Animation Studio

Hey Folks!

I own an animation studio called Springtime Jellyfish, http://www.springtimejellyfish.com and I've spent the last year and a half milling my own lumber and constructing an off-grid tiny house animation studio in the woods of upstate NY. I've calculated out what I need for solar and it's EXPENSIVE, so I've started up a gofundme to cover the costs of the solar system. Please give it a look,…

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Posted by Cait on April 30, 2021 at 7:50am

SMJ3: Painting the set

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…

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Posted by Dave Cooley on March 16, 2021 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Does anyone have any experience using arri 150s for stop motion animation? I thought it was my other lights but its actually the arri which produces this flicker and occasional shift in light.  I h…

Does anyone have any experience using arri 150s for stop motion animation? I thought it was my other lights but its actually the arri which produces this flicker and occasional shift in light. 
I have tried everything. shooting at 1 second, changing fuse and bulb, covering up the back of the…
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Posted by Jacob Lee on March 9, 2021 at 4:33am — 19 Comments

 
 
 

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