Ray Harryhausen Interview

Ray Harryhausen Inte...

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A brief clip of stop motion animation master Ray Harryhausen from the mid seventies

Lightroom Tutorial

Lightroom Tutorial...

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A 17 minute demo in which I show how I use Adobe Lightroom to process a folder full of images for use in a stopmotion ...

StopMoTec Armatures

StopMoTec Armatures...

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How to build a simple armature with Jurgen Kling's StopMoTec Armature Kits. Stopmotec armatures are kits that utilize a plug-in method for wire joints. The wires ...

Puppet Fabrication

Puppet Fabrication...

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How to finish a puppet using Jurgen Kling's StopMoTec Armature Kits. Stopmotec armatures are kits that utilize a plug-in method for wire joints. The wires may ...

Wire info

Wire info...

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 One of the hardest things about learning stopmotion is trying to figure out what materials to get, where to get them, and then exactly how ...

Lasers

Lasers...

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Shot with a Fuji 4MB Finepix digital still camera. Images were manipulated in Photoshop 7.0 by adding line, color, a simple gradient and slight motion ...

Jumping Rig

Jumping Rig...

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You can wire a puppet for a simple jump and then remove the wire digitally in software. Jumping rigs are most often made with wire ...

Frontback Light

Frontback Light...

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Front/Back Lighting by Nick Hilligoss Frontlight-Backlight is an alternative to blue or green screen which preserves soft edges and transparency. Take each frame twice. Once with the ...

Tie Downs

Tie Downs...

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An animated demonstration on how to make your own puppet tie downs and use them effectively. It's best if you watch this one a couple ...

Hiding tie-down holes

Hiding tie-down hole...

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You might recognize the image above from Nick's Tie-Downs; The Animated Movie, which caused something of a sensation around these parts recently. He made it ...