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Looking for Voice Acting

Started by Eli in SOUND. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

I am working on a new brick film tentatively titled, "Gotham Heroes" and will need voice actors for the following characters.Disclaimer: Characters marked with a * could be removed from the film, so please note that when applying.Needed Voices:Batman/Bruce WayneRobin/Dick Grayson*Alfred PennyworthEdward Nigma/The Riddler (Please note that this is an original take on the villain. He will most likley have a sort of style to his voice)ThugsBane*The Penguin*Commissioner Jim GordonAdditional Voices (This is recording stock phrases I will ask for as I write the script. No gender prefrence.)Also, if you'd like, submit your voice and I may have to include more characters.Continue

Tags: acting, voice, lego, Brickfilm, Batman

How to? : Slimey, gooey texture to puppet body

Started by Savannah Winchester in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi Folks,I'm gearing up to start a project involving a couple of wormy puppets. I mostly have experience with foam latex build up puppets, which is how I was planning on making these creatures. There's some flexibility with overall shape - but what I'm really hoping to achieve is a worm/caterpillar like texture.I'm wondering if any of you have ideas on how I might achieve that texture? I'd like it to be a bit more exaggerated than these photos - evoking a gooey-ness or suppleness if you touched/squished it and/or a transparency to the body. I would happily accept any advice you might have to offer!Appreciate you all!Continue

Please Introduce Yourself

Started by Anthony Scott in CHAT BOARD. Last reply by Lillie Fischer on Wednesday. 568 Replies

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

Looking for animator for short song(s).

Started by Michael Hearst in JOBS & PROJECTS. Last reply by Lillie Fischer on Wednesday. 15 Replies

Anybody know anybody who might be interested in animating a few super short songs (like 20-40 seconds-ish) that I've been working on to go with a kid's book I've got coming out in the fall. Think School House Rock, but much shorter. Super goofy, fun, and educational. My budget is slim, but I can certainly pay a little something. And, of course, I'm hoping to turn it into something bigger that will pay much more.Continue

Tags: animator, for, looking

Reccomend a camera for 11yr old lego brick film enthusiastic beginner

Started by Evan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick on Monday. 1 Reply

My son has been really enjoying making brick films using a webcam for a few months now and is keen to make more but he has already reached the cameras limitations and is becoming increasingly frustrated by not being able to adjust the depth of field or get close up to the characters.he needs a good camera that's simple to use (11yr old boy) and very cheap so probably second hand no more than £150What can you guys recommend?Continue

Salt Lamp Sub?

Started by Georgia Madden in MODEL DEPARTMENT. Last reply by Simoemerich Nov 21. 6 Replies

Hi there,I'm looking to animate a Himalayan salt lamp crumbling and was wondering if anyone has any ideas for materials I could use to build a mock (but realistic looking) lamp I could break apart? Ideally, it would be something lightweight and semi-transparent??Cheers, Georgia :-))Continue

Tracked Motion Control Rig with Model Mount

Started by Julian Smith in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Julian Smith Nov 21. 17 Replies

After much searching in regards to building motion control rigs, I found this site and message board.I'm slightly overwhelmed by the information but I'm hoping that I can get some help from yourselves.As I mentioned in my introductory post, I'm currently in the process of setting up a post company.  It's taking a while, but I want to have a motion control setup suitable for shooting elements for set extensions and models.It will be a motorised tracked system with a boom, and a head with 6 axes.  Attached to a synchronised model mount.I have the design ideas, but I need help with yer actual designing and finessing.It also has to be able to support heavy cameras.  I was thinking of either the Ursa Mini Pro 12K or the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.Continue

How to enable this Panel in Dragonframe 4

Started by Gianmaria in STOPMO NEWBIES. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 17. 5 Replies

Hello, I'm stuck cause I can't enable this panel: Can you please hel me? thanksContinue

Tags: dragonframe

How to attach hair to a latex-painted puppet head?

Started by Evie Metz in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 17. 1 Reply

Hi there!I made a puppet head with bake-able clay that I have now painted with liquid latex. I have some craft doll hair and I'm wondering what options I have for adhering this to the latex, any glue recommendations? Hoping to use something clean looking where you can't see the glue so much afterwards. One more question! Any tips for getting wavy hair? I found both curly and straight hair at the store but I wanted something in the middle. Anyone experience this and find a solution? Puppet is about 12" tall.Thank you friends!Continue

Tags: puppetmaking, glue, attaching, hair, puppet

What material do I use for mold making? (seeking professional advice)

Started by Alzoman7 in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Nov 17. 9 Replies

Hi there. I’m a new here, so I would appreciate any professional advice. I have four questions about mold making and casting, so I’ll split it up by numbers. 1) I’m making a mold for a monster that is roughly 10.5”-11” tall, and I started my using ultra cal. However I found that some of the finer details in the impression have broken off. Additionally, Ultracal mold is really heavy and hard to move around. I'm considering switching to a PU resin like Smooth-On 326. I feel like this alternative would retain details better and be much lighter. Please tell me what you think about this alternative. 2) If I add metal powder to the PU resin, will it make the mold stronger?3) When casting the character in silicone, I know that people normally inject more silicone into the character mold to fill (like Ecoflex) My question is, can I save on silicone if I first pad my puppet with foam around the body, and then coat the body with silicone before placing it in the mold to cast?4) Between DragonSkin, Plasti-gel ,and Ecoflex, what silicone do you prefer?Continue

 
 
 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Eli's discussion Looking for Voice Acting
"Have you tried local actors? I suspect you will get the sort of talent you are looking for there,…"
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"I'm just asking Peter Montgomery on FB if it is ok to share his foam & latex worm puppet…"
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