July 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Corpse Bride Photo Shoot

If you are like me you are a massive Stop Motion nut, so I fort

it would be a good idea to share with you guys some Photos I took of my

collection of these beautifully made Jun Planning dolls from Tim Burton’s

Corpse Bride. Based on the stunning Puppets made by Mackinnon and Saunders used

in this visually inspirational Stop Motion film.

Made to the size of the real

puppets, I know that these dolls are the closest thing I will ever get…
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Added by Daniel James on July 26, 2012 at 5:51am — 3 Comments

Puppet Head

Even though I don't have any latex, I went ahead and experimented with making a puppet head armature.  It has a core of balsa wood, with twisted 20ga wires for lips, nose, ears and eyebrows (epoxied in), two 16ga wires set into an epoxy putty plug in the neck and covered in a thin layer of epoxy putty.  The thing is quite light, and I am hoping the epoxy plugs and covering will overcome any problems with the balsa being too soft to stand up to the stress from bending the wire while…

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Added by MartindeMadrid on July 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Zombie has arrived - Dan of the Deadf

Hi all,

Oh have I got some news to tell you lot!!! Firstly I have my Emotimo rig for filming pans, tilts and slides. But you're not bothered about that! You've just read "Zombie has arrived" - so without further ado, here is the first of many Zombies in Dan of the Dead.…



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Added by Peter Ellis on July 25, 2012 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

"EOS M", Canon's first mirror-less DSLR

I hope that "EOS M" will be acceptable to remote shooting by PC.

http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/special/helloml-eos/pc/index.html

Added by Toshikazu ISHII on July 24, 2012 at 6:51pm — 6 Comments

Jump Right In

Well after this summer I have a greater respect for the patience and skill it takes to be a stop-mo animator! This is when I decided after years of reading and researching I would jump into making a real puppet with wire armature and tie downs etc. I have been teaching 7 and 8 year olds for 27 years and as an end of year project we make clay animation movies for the last 5 years. I break them into groups of 4 or 5 and they write a script based on something that they have learned in second…

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Added by marilyn goodman on July 20, 2012 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

Robot Ape armature concept

Just started a new project for a display for the Anifest Animation Festival in October here in the UK, and I thought it would be cool to share the process of the build up.

I'll start with the initial CAD design process, laser cutting, proof of concepts etc. Then follow on with final CAD designs, manufacturing and post processing of components ready for full build up.

The final build should be around 25cm / 9" high, using ball and socket modular joints through out - plus I'm…

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Added by Julian Clark on July 19, 2012 at 1:55am — 11 Comments

"Eat At Joe's"

This is a test-of-concept and test-of-techniques experiment using mostly recycled materials (cardboard from boxes, a plastic bag for the windows, etc.) to construct the environment.  I still have a LOT to do on it, like paint the mortar lines and brick shadows, make interiors for the apartment on the second floor and café, finish the street and sidewalk, maybe put a  ledge…

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Added by MartindeMadrid on July 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

very anoying

does anyone know how to get a nikon d5100 to work on stop motion pro studio hd, for some reason its not picking up my camera.. yet the stop motion pro website said the d5100 is compatable.. all i keep getting is stop motion pro i not picking up any nikon camera.. it has live view 

 

the stop motion pro website is no help .. i saw the tutorial for a nikon d5000 and that worked with the software.. there only thing i can thing of is that some one on the website didnt cheak if the…

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Added by Joanne Goodchild on July 5, 2012 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

#R³bots Project

Hi everyone.

As a stop-motion enthusiast I'm developing my own puppets. I've come to a stand that now is the time to share them with the world. So, please check them out here: http://www.behance.net/warco

As I'm starting I just hope to get some feedback, so feel free to ask anything.

Here is a small preview.…

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Added by charlie dontsurf on July 5, 2012 at 6:38am — 4 Comments

A great day!

From now on... This day will be known as "Particle consistent with Higgs Boson Day"!

So happy!

Sorry, to go off-topic... But, I know we have many Science lovers here! :)

Added by Paul J. McConnochie on July 4, 2012 at 2:54am — 5 Comments

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Added by LIOs Nephew on July 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Set construction and Zombie update

Hi all

Hope you're all well? I have been busy the past week getting the set built. I am hoping in my next blog to have a completed set ready for Dan to explore!!!

Early last week I started to make some smaller props to dress the public toilet set. Can you guess what they all…

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Added by Peter Ellis on July 3, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

My StopMotionAnimation.com blog...

Hi Everyone!



First, I want to say that I think the new site is excellent. This is just what we needed. Well done to Anthony for making this excellent move.



Next, my plan for this blog...

My goal is to use this blog to keep people up to date with my progress in converting the buildings I have bought in Denmark, into film and animation studios. Also, to keep you up to date on my progress with various film projects which feature stop motion and stop motion…

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Added by Paul J. McConnochie on July 2, 2012 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Stop-motion set, finished!

Hey everyone!

I thought I would share with you some pics of a stop-motion set I just finished, and some explanation of the process in the hopes it can be useful to anyone.

See it here:
http://www.inbetweening.com/2012/06/08/how-we-did-it-building-our-set/

I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
Maya

Added by Maaay SS on July 2, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Puppet and storyboard for HOTPANTS

Hot pants got you didn't it?  Well, that is my word for "short shorts" (get it?).  I have been casting about for a subject which would be appropriate for a 15 second clip, and finally came up with one I like.  The idea is for an advertisement for my animation studio (I have  thought of stealing Nick's "Humongous Studios" or maybe "Acme Studios"), that is if I ever manage to get it off the ground.

The clip will begin with a man ("Joe") walking back and forth in front of his restaurant,…

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Added by MartindeMadrid on July 2, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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