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Ning, which hosts this site, has been wanting me to upgrade to Ning 3.0 for years now. The current site operates on Ning 2.0 which has bee…

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

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…

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Please Introduce Yourself

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

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BEGINNERS

a good place to start

655 on Tuesday
Reply by Phil m

ANIMATOR TALK

experienced animators

145 Oct 22
Reply by Hans Jacob Wagner

YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT

what r u working on?

520 yesterday
Reply by Fex

STORY

script, storyboarding and storyreel

11 Dec 18, 2020
Reply by jhonwick

ANIMATION TOOLS

what's a surface gage? (and other tools)

86 Oct 15
Reply by Hans Jacob Wagner

STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS

Dragonframe (and other frame capture software) and vfx

191 Nov 12
Reply by Hans Jacob Wagner

CAMERA & STAGE

animation camera, lighting and motion control rigs

234 Oct 1
Reply by StopmoNick

SOUND

Lip-sync, sound effects and music

21 Mar 10
Reply by Anthony Scott

ARMATURES

ball & socket and wire armature discussion

152 Nov 6
Reply by Greyguy

MACHINE SHOP

metalwork tool & talk

6 Dec 14, 2020
Reply by Richard Baker

SCULPTING

sculpture information and advice

36 Apr 8
Reply by Mathew Lott

HAIR & COSTUME

materials and technique

27 Nov 13
Reply by Justin Kuhn

CASTING

foam, silicone and resin

81 Jul 13
Reply by Hans Jacob Wagner

CLAY

clay puppet construction

31 Jun 7
Reply by Hans Jacob Wagner

GENERAL PUPPET MAKING

other puppet fabrication issues

193 yesterday
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

STOP MOTION SETS

set design and construction information

75 Sep 8
Reply by Owen

MODEL DEPARTMENT

miniature prop discussion

35 Feb 15
Animating bubbles?
by Daria Adamczyk

MATTE PAINTINGS

glass matte paintings and backgrounds

13 Nov 17, 2020
Reply by Ron Blade

GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS

other special fx used in stop motion

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STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION

134 Sep 5
Reply by Austin(aka penguinboy)

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If you have a question or are looking for answers, you'll find a wealth of information here on the Message Board.

BEGINNERS a good place to start
ANIMATOR TALK experienced animators
YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT what r u working on?
STORY script, storyboarding and storyreel
ANIMATION TOOLS
 what's a surface gage?
STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS Dragonframe and VFX
CAMERA & STAGE camera, lighting and moco rigs
SOUND lip-sync, sound effects and music 
ARMATURES ball & socket and wire 
MACHINE SHOP metalwork tool & talk 
SCULPTING sculpture information and advice 
HAIR & COSTUME materials and technique 
CASTING
 foam, silicone and resin 
CLAY clay puppet construction 
GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 
other puppet fab issues
STOP MOTION SETS set design and construction
MODEL DEPARTMENT
 miniature prop discussion

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GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 
STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION 
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