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Krampusnacht Freeky Film Festival

Hey all! After years of attending/screening at/jurying for film festivals, I'm taking a crack at running my own, consolidating the best aspects of my favorite festivals into one event. So I'm…Continue

Started Mar 21, 2019

Winders site live!
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Winders are really simple, versatile rigging tools, which give stop motion animators easy, precise control over linear…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Nicol Jun 13, 2016.

Winder Rigs Beta Testing
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I think I've got my laser-cut winder design just about locked in; I've cleaned up and streamlined the design a bit since I last posted about it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Nicol Jan 28, 2017.

Haze Effects
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Is there a way to give the appearance of volumetric haze in a stopmo scene?  The straightforward way seems doomed to failure in a stopmo environment (unless there's some magical haze product out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Oct 13, 2015.

 

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Eye of Cthulhu

Cthulhu puppet construction (currently being painted)

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Expresso-Skull

I'm working on learning to make silicone puppets, and had a reasonably successful experiment embedding armature wire inside the face to allow for posable expression -- got some pics of the process here.

Subsequent trials will have the wire embedded closer to the skin's surface (the "lower lid" wires especially are difficult to reach), and have more of the wire hugging the surface contour…

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Posted on September 14, 2012 at 9:26am — 4 Comments

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