August 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Developing Practice in Character Animation - February - May 2012

https://vimeo.com/45723279

This reel consists of work from my Developing Practice module. I produced a series of animation exercises using character animation as my main study. I used everyday objects, plasticine and an abstract puppet to use for the animation tests. I also did frame by frame drawings in my sketchbook as an exercise to study movement, body language and characterisation. 

 

 

Added by Dan Templeton on August 30, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

Current Animation Showreel.

https://vimeo.com/44112583

Here is my current animation showreel, with some work from first & second year on my BA Animation degree course at UWE, and work from previous projects. Please send me any comments if you have any and hope you enjoy it! My animation work consists of Stop Motion & Flash animation.

Added by Dan Templeton on August 30, 2012 at 6:55am — 1 Comment

JAWS×Danboard(Japanese famous character)!

Hiro has just uploaded an exciting movie!

Please have a look at it.

It's a TV-CM for JAWS.

Added by kitazaki@dw-f.jp on August 27, 2012 at 4:20am — No Comments

90 Second Film Website - September 2011 - January 2012

http://guardiananimation.weebly.com/

Here is the website link for the production studies 90 second film that I was part of. We learnt to work as a team to produce a 90 second film. Our team produced a stop motion film. We tried to keep it as simple and short as possible. From pre production to final outcome, it took us about 12 weeks to make. The film is called "Guardian", about a choir boy being stalked by a gargoyle that comes to…

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Added by Dan Templeton on August 23, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

New Dragon puppet

Hi all. I have been away for a long time doing other stuff and have been hankering to some stop mo for some time. Never seem to get the time but this summer holiday i decided to have another go a making a stop mo puppet. I have been playing with Sculpy's  Bake and Bend again and came up with this idea for making scales. My Idea for the dragon was to look like a toy that would come to life.

Here a shot of my finished Dragon Puppet all made from Sculpy's Bake and Bend polymer…

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Added by CraftCadet on August 23, 2012 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

New Head with Urethane Foam Layer Finished

I have been working on a new head, built on the principles Nick Hilligoss showed in his wonderful videos.  It isn't for animation, but for the head of a staff for a class "Speaking Scepter" -- only the child who holds the scepter can speak.  I used a balsa wood core, with eye sockets drilled out, also ear, eyebrow, mouth, nose and neck holes which were filled with epoxy putty so the balsa wouldn't break.  Afterwards I covered the head, except for the eye sockets, in a thin layer of epoxy…

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Added by MartindeMadrid on August 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Laika "This Little Light" & written breakdown of tools, material and technique!

link to -Laika behind the scenes film "This Little Light"  If you haven't seen it yet take a look. There is a wealth of information here to inspire your own stop motion set build!

The link also provides a written breakdown of the material and some of the techniques used to build this…

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Added by Gary Honer on August 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Building a home studio

I am about to begin my journey into stop motion at a serious pace. I have been researching and doing more research into the tools that I will need to achieve my goals. What I'd like is some advice and to see if I am on the right track. Currently my budget isn't very high, so I will not be getting a DSLR to begin with. Later on when I've gotten much more experience and have built my sets and puppets for my short film (which I've been planning since 2007) I…

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Added by Brandon Ayers on August 14, 2012 at 2:24pm — 14 Comments

My new rig for Stop motion animation!

Hi!

I made a new rig for SMA.

It's very smooth moving for using the used industrial equipment.

The upper rig is all my work .

Added by Toshikazu ISHII on August 13, 2012 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

piece at a time is finally finished

HELLO HERE IS A LINK TO ME STOP MOTION ENJOY AND I WOULD LOVE SOME FEEDBACK  http://joey-goodchild.wix.com/animations#!video-portfolio 

ALSO SEE IT HERE ON YOU TUBE  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9c0k4_hLgo&feature=plcp

 

 

 

would love some feedback.. remember its a very low budget film and i didnt do it…

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Added by Joanne Goodchild on August 8, 2012 at 3:44am — 1 Comment

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