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At 5:22am on May 9, 2017, Michael Hulas said…

Hey Nick, I just found your U-tube channel and I almost spit out my coffee laughing so hard at the video you made of the latex hands, and the puppet of Bin Laden. Great tutorial, and totally halarious. And also I hope you except my invitation. Mike.

At 3:26am on January 28, 2016, Adam Dowling said…

Hi sorry to pester you, but I would really appreciate your help. I have you seen you help so many many people on this site over the years, but I have a really confusing problem. I have been doing stop motion for many years now, but only since last year have I tried to make it a profession, but one thing in stopping my work looking professional is the bad flickering in my films. I’ve tried everything. Im using a canon, so I decided to buy a high quality Nikon lens adapter, so I can mount the older style manual aperture lens. I then bought a older style manual Nikon lens, to override the the aperture, but I still have the exact same flickering! It really doesn’t make sense and I have tried nearly everything. Do you any suggestions , thanks for your time I really appreciate it.

Also here is my setup:

 

  • Using Dragon Frame
  • Using Dedolights
  • Using a canon E0S 600d, with very pricey Novoflex adapter E0S/ NIK NT
  • Using a Nikon manual aperture 55mm Macro lens
  • Wearing black clothing
  • Room with no other light coming through over than dedolights.
At 6:56pm on June 6, 2014, Daniel Freire said…

 Hi Nick Hilligoss! My name is Daniel, I'm from Curitiba - Brasil. I'm a big admirer of your job. I'm working now with stop motion and your jod is a great reference for me! Sorry for my bad english. By

At 7:01am on April 15, 2014, Metalmadcat said…

Hi Nick, don´t mean to bother. just so you know I left you a private message on monday, I´d be very thankful if you could reply whenever is possible. Thanks.

At 1:23pm on August 26, 2013, Cait said…

Hi Nick.  Your puppets all look great!  I am interested in making a latex puppet, but it's a creature and doesn't have the luxury of hiding aspects of it's creation with clothes.  This is my first time attempting a latex puppet.  I was searching online for good sources for really in depth instruction.  Would you know of any books that cover the topic in detail?  I sent a friend request to message you this question, but then realized I could just comment it.  Anyway, much appreciated.  Be well!

At 10:03am on June 19, 2013, RastaByDay NinjaByNight said…

accept my request, i'm a 13 yr old animator and you inspire me.

At 12:52pm on May 20, 2013, RastaByDay NinjaByNight said…

You are the best, you are an inspirartion to me. Please accept my request that i sent you 3 months ago

At 5:34pm on May 5, 2013, Nadia said…

Hi Nick, I wanted to thank you for your tutorials.  They really are the best sources around for puppet fabrication, especially for beginners like me.  So, again, thank you!

At 11:29am on April 14, 2013, RastaByDay NinjaByNight said…

Hi, i'm currently making a Life sized realistic, raptor head puppet for stop motion, that involves recycled cushion foam, Aluminium wire(for the armature frame) glue, plywood, liquid latex, screws, washers, and paint, do you think that all purpose glue will be good for sticking the foam to the wire and the plywood? P.S You're awesome, and my project is inspired by the building of your amazing Dragon head puppet. I will post the finished project, and and animation to go with it, on your page. I hope you read this and i hope you enjoy the results.

At 10:50am on September 5, 2012, Justin said…
Just wanted to say thanks for the info.. It was helpfull.
At 5:35pm on August 17, 2012, Production of the Mind said…
Hey Nick, its Horis573 if you look at my photos you can see the puppet I wanted to show you on Youtube when I commented on your video."Lizard Ape"
At 12:21am on July 25, 2012, vitriol said…

Hey Nick,
Would you be open to selling a couple of sets of your "T" and Slot style Tie-down's?

I'd rather buy a couple off of you to test, before I source the tools to make my own.

At 1:03am on July 10, 2012, Donna Yeatman said…

I just found your video on liquid latex build up for hands, it's very helpful! I'm about to try it out for the first time now. Just wondering if you can paint the skin colour onto latex after it's dried or does it have to be mixed in before hand?

At 4:18pm on July 9, 2012, Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam said…

Hey Nick! We really appreciate your work and your tutorials!

At 5:35am on June 28, 2012, Donna Yeatman said…

Hey Nick!

That's actually not my puppet, i was just hurriedly making a profile the other day and didn't have time to get my photos organised. I'll be putting up my own work soon though.

That short you worked on looks great! Have you got a studio in Melbourne?

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