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Yeah, good point about the thread.

Sorry folks!

McKinlay said:

I'll put you on the list, Kevin! As soon as I make a list, that is. ;)

I guess I should start a thread where I can answer more questions without hijacking everyone's "hello"s. I'll provide some more information about silicone there.


I thought i'd repost again (sorry).

Hello my name Lewis, 32 year old animator, I went to Glamorgan university and study CGI but i found it just wasn't for me. I've always loved Stop motion since in i was a kid watching Postman Pat and growing up with  Wallace and Gormit but never thought i'd ever be doing it myself. any way me and my girlfriend Hazel have started are first stop motion short Film which we HOPE will have finished this year 

Anyway i'm going to stop talking about me (it all me me me) 

I'm looking foreword to meeting and chatting to you all

Lewis and Hazel 

Hi everybody! I'm Agustin Chapa. I'm Spanish but actually I'm based in Shanghai (China) working as photographer.
I come from very different disciplines such as graphic design, 3d, retouching, and actually photography.
In 2006 I was managing a very little company in Spain doing collectibles miniatures based in movies characters. My company was the first one using 3d printable technologies for this purpose but due to the so expensive prices of manufacturing at that time I decided Don't keep forward. At that moment I was available to give better quality than the most important brands on the market. One day I read about LAIKA studios and how they actually are taking advantage of this technologies. That catch my interest in the stop motion industry since I have some background than certainly can be used in a stop motion production. So I hope guys I can enjoy in this site and learn a little bit more about this beautiful animated art.

Hello everyone and thanks for having me here. I've decided I better stop lurking around because this is a great resource that I look forward to being a part of.

I'm new to stop motion but not new to animation - I've been "involved" in animation at some level or another since 1993. I've worked on all sorts of random projects ranging from station ID bumpers and logo spots for broadcast, 3d modelling and animation for corporate video, multimedia training and web delivery and in the past two or three years have been developing the tradigital and puppet based 2d animation side of my brain with Toon Boom's range of products.

I'm here to continue to broaden my animation repertoire and stop motion is one heck of a mountain to climb...but a worthy effort. I thank you all for what I've gleaned from here already and promise to contribute back where I'm able and share my development with you all. I've spent the last year and a half slowly investing in the pursuit by way of software, lenses, lighting kits and chroma screens and am now onto the first few puppets and all that involves, stage construction, camera dolly rig building and model making for a mass army project I hope to have finished up for this coming winter - a spoof bit that I'll just be floating out on YouTube. A personal project, nothing earth shattering but fun on a mini epic sort of scale.

I'm finding more and more that I'm yearning to get back to the roots of animation where the charm still lives through the artistry. And of course even in stop motion we see technology coming to the forefront - but to me it's a bit of a relief. I CAN wrap the processes involved today such as replacement face puppets (which make so much sense to me) - I couldn't fathom how it used to be and quite frankly likely couldn't cut it to do it the old fashioned way with hand sculpted everything for every frame.

So that's me. Just a little one-man, home-based studio (in our 13th year in business) that would love one day to bloom and grow but for now I'm happy with the work I do. Happier that it allows me to play an active role in my growing children's lives so I'll never complain about my lot in life.

What do I dream of at night? Arc motion control......wouldn't that be nice to play with?

Hi Animatters, I'm new here, and just learning as many others... I just was reading your post and made me think how many people we share a similar dream. Thant's beautiful.

Welcome here I hope to see your works.

All the best

Hi guys,

I'm really new at stop motion. Give me 2-3 years, I am planning to open a Stop Motion Production back in my home country. Currently i'm working as an expat in other country, trying to collect money in pursuing my dream.


I am a CG animator by trade, trying my hand at stop motion. I animated the Geico Gecko for 5 years, have worked on 3 Feature Films and 3 AAA Game titles. I always wanted to animate with my hands, with a love for all the holiday stop motion animations of my childhood.

Armature parts are hard to come by! Going to really get into ball and rod armatures, investigating as we speak! Buying stuff from the UK could get very expensive. 

Slowly but surely gathering up camera stuff and stage equipment, learning my armature, can't wait to get started!!!

Looking forward to meeting the artists here!!


Hi, there!

YOYO will make a series of stop motion animes. As a big fan of stop motion, I believe it will be a wonderful and interesting thing to do. I will invite
comments on our videos from you guys.

I believe I will get to know quite lot of experts of stop motion anime here and friends with common ineterests. I hope you'll enjoy the productions of YOYO.

Hi there!  I've been lurking on these forums and want to give a big thanks to everyone for all the helpful information.

I'm a trained composer living in Seattle, WA.  I've always been a restless composer, wanting music to be more tactile.  I'm always moving from craft to craft, completing one project and then moving to a different medium (building furniture for my home, quilting, knitting, composing music, sculpting, ceramics, painting, you name it).  

Drifting through all of these crafts suddenly began to make sense when I realized the possibilities of stop motion animation.  I can have it all--the music, sculpting, photography, sewing, building...everything!  On a somewhat personal note, I have Attention Deficit "Disorder" and, paired with stop motion animation and all of its components, it feels like an advantage rather than a disadvantage for me.

I'm currently working on creating a stop motion short to a Piano Trio that I wrote and had performed last year.  The piece is just under 5 minutes long, with no spoken words, and two characters and two rooms to create.  It may be ambitious for my first piece, but am looking forward to all the trial and error.

Anywho--longwinded introduction, really just want to thank you all again for all the information that you share on this site!



Ha! My wife always harrasses me......she says "Your hobby is having hobbies". Like you - sculpting, music, painting, ceramics, wood working, moldmaking, lifecasting, radio control, photography, sewing, knitting and loads more ON TOP of general's all coming together now so who's laughing there honey? Huh? (She doesn't read this forum so I can get away with that ; ) I think we've all got some degree of "Disorder" as you say. I know mine is somewhere on the OCD spectrum.

Welcome! I look froward to being inspired by you as I have been by so many others here.

Ha ha...

I always said: if you like stop motion and are married, then there are two moments for working in it: before the 5 first years of relationship or fifteen years after.

before 5 because then all is forgiven and after 15 because already nothing matters!

Animatters said:

Ha! My wife always harrasses me......she says "Your hobby is having hobbies". Like you - sculpting, music, painting, ceramics, wood working, moldmaking, lifecasting, radio control, photography, sewing, knitting and loads more ON TOP of general's all coming together now so who's laughing there honey? Huh? (She doesn't read this forum so I can get away with that ; ) I think we've all got some degree of "Disorder" as you say. I know mine is somewhere on the OCD spectrum.

Welcome! I look froward to being inspired by you as I have been by so many others here.

Hi everyone,
I wondered if I may take this opportunity to post a link to a project I am trying to get off the ground.

I'm hoping someone will grab this chance to be part of a project which will be a great experience, plus something you'll enjoy. If the goal is successful a film about raising awareness of Parkinson's will be in production and will be a great resource for future health and social care.

The reason why I’ve decided to make a film on Parkinson’s is because the last six years I’ve have watched the disease change my mothers way of life completely. Whilst PD has brought some of the most difficult times to my mothers life the support she has received from others, who are also suffering from PD have enriched her life greatly. My own observations of PD is that it remains very much a silent illness and I feel an obligation to give it a voice using real life experiences. My aim is to raise awareness of the daily challenges that people with Parkinson’s face, such as the little things, such as making a cup of tea, that many people take for granted.

Only four days to go before it's times up.
Thanks for your time.

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