Stop-Motion Animation Arts

News updates and tutorials about clay and stop motion animation. Includes message boards, image galleries and resources for stop motion/puppet film makers.

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The Stop Motion Magic Network* - Community for animators to promote their works and related skills. Free membership with features to post their profiles, portfolios, resumes, videos, photos, and also, communicating and networking with other animators.
StopMotionAnimation.Com* - Message Board, informational, resources, library, and how-to instructionals.

  • Miles and Jules Studio - Independent studio in Australia utilizing stop motion animation techniques. Included arts are many behind the scenes photos and general overview description arts of methods used in producing their stop motion projects which arts is outlined in their online journal.
  • The Puppetry Home Page - Lists information and resources; covering traditional puppetry, animatronics, and stop animation motion puppet animation.
  • The Art of Stop-Motion Animation - A sample chapter of an in depth how-to animation book covering the basics of stop motion animation animation production. Appendix includes list of internet resources, animation books, schools, animation equipment, tools, and supplies. Published animation by Thomson Course Technology (www.cours[PDF]
  • Ray - The official website of the pioneering stop motion animation animator. animation Before computer animation, he gave life animation to puppet animated creatures, animation aliens, and monsters. All animation the latest news on his current animation projects.
  • Two Left Hands - Boutique animation studio in France showcasing a variety stop-motion of stop motion mix media animation methods combining stop-motion puppets, cut-out photo, computer enhanced, and pixelation.
  • From Art to Finished Puppet - An Interview with head of the puppet department on Tim Burton\\'s "Corpse Bride". Provides general overview descriptions and some photos about the creation of the animation puppets used in this 2005 Academy Award nominated stop motion feature film
  • Stop Motion E-mail Forum - Community for discussing the craft with other hobbyists stop-motion and professionals.
  • Nick Hilligoss - Animator from Australia who has done many creative stop-motion stop motion stop-motion shorts which have won awards. His stop-motion photo album site shows stop-motion you some behind-the-scenes and stop-motion fabrication methods overview in the creation stop-motion of animation stop-motion puppets.
  • AnimatorHD (formerly AnimatorDV) - A PC based software for single frame capturing stop-motion in the creation of stop-motion and time-lapse animation. stop-motion Digital still cameras support, Canon live view, and stop-motion multiview capable for 3-D stereoscopic animation.
  • The Seventh Voyage.Com - Site which is dedicated to the films and creations of animation stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen. Updated regularly.
  • Michael Davy Film & TV - Distributor-supplier of a more user friendly 3 part arts foam latex animation system. M.D. Foam Latex can be arts used for casting stop animation motion animation puppets. Listed arts under "products" then go to "latex animation products".
  • John Wright Modelmaking - A special effects shop in England that designs and fabricates arts miniature models for use in puppet animation, offers ball and arts socket joint parts for do-it-yourself armature fabrication, and they also arts engineer custom stop motion animation armatures.
  • STIKFAS - This is brand name of jointed model assembly stop-motion figures/toys. One animation can pose them in a variety stop-motion of positions. With minor animation modification, they are usable stop-motion for stop motion animation methods.
  • Stop Motion Animation Central - Website includes tips, advice, reviews and some tutorials. arts Emphasis is animation on Lego, Stikfas, and jointed toy arts figures animation.
  • Animate Stop Motion - Free video hosting site for stop motion animations animation allowing participants stop-motion to upload their videos for viewing animation and then receiving comments stop-motion and feedback.
  • The Clay Animation Home Page - Resources, discussion group, materials and supplies links, and stop-motion other information for those wanting to learn about stop-motion stop motion clay animation.
  • Clay Animation & Sculpture - Stop motion animation movies and pictures created with clay. [Some pages from this site not viewable with some browsers]
  • Stop Motion Works - Provides information and how-to technical tips on animated puppetry, with FAQ, gallery of work, and news items from the industry.
  • Stop Motion Pro - For Windows PCs, a mid-priced frame capturing program animation for professional stop-motion level stop motion animation, clay animation, animation pixillation, and cut out stop-motion animation techniques.
  • At Last, Foam Puppet Fabrication Explained! - Article from Animation World Magazine. An overview of stop-motion the general arts methods used in stop motion puppet stop-motion fabrication starting from design, arts then machining jointed armature, stop-motion sculpting, molding, and foam latex rubber arts casting.
  • MovieStuff Transfers - For those shooting stop motion using Super 8 animation film format, stop-motion this company offers low cost film-to-digital animation transfers of your Super stop-motion 8 animation. Film is animation transferred to miniDV tape format and stop-motion ready for animation downloading to your computer.
  • MonkeyJam - A freeware digital pencil test animation program for Windows. It also has additional features that can be used for stop motion animation, clay animation, cut-out animation and the creation of traditional puppet films.
  • FrameThief - This is an inexpensive shareware stop motion animation stop-motion program for arts the Apple/Macintosh platform, that enables the stop-motion users, from novices to arts professionals, to capture and stop-motion create animation.
  • Stop Motion Film - A resource and informational website from Germany about animation stop motion animation. Also, there is an English animation version of this site.
  • I Can Animate - Designed for all ages, a software product especially animation designed for arts stop animation on the Mac OS animation X. Includes a variety arts of features for the animation creation of animation. The program has arts earned various animation recognition awards.
  • Brickfilms - A large site and community for stop-motion animation stop-motion using lego bricks. Includes a film database with stop-motion 1000+ films, a forum and an encyclopedia.
  • - A source for beginners, seasoned professional and people in between animation who want to upgrade their skills and knowledge in film animation and video and includes tips and tricks about stop motion animation production.
  • Armatures - Plastic jointed coolant hose parts that have other arts applications, including for use as doll and stop arts motion armatures for "built-up" puppet constructions.
  • Crux Animation - Brief overview about animation field including stop motion, animation basic description of cameras, equipment, and software.
  • Animation und Puppenbau - Juergen Kling - Studio in Germany offering stop motion animation production stop-motion services, ball-socket armatures, puppetmaking, sets, props, and modelmaking. stop-motion There is also English version of this site.
  • Do it Yourself Foam Latex Puppet Making 101 - This video or DVD tutorial is available for arts purchase which shows the general basics of constructing arts a stop motion animation puppet using the clay arts sculpting and molding method, foam rubber latex casting, arts seaming, and final painting of the puppet.
  • iStopMotion - Easy to use Stop Motion animation software for Mac OS X. Allows you to use your computer and DV camcorder or USB webcams to capture single frames for stop motion or time lapse applications.
  • Building Ball-Socket Armatures - Description and photos showing the construction of stop motion animation animation puppet armature joints using common tools and basic metalworking methods.
  • Dragon Stop Motion - Stop motion software for Mac OS X which stop-motion interfaces with arts digital still cameras and Hi-def camcorders stop-motion (with HDMI output) for arts single frame capturing of stop-motion high resolution animations. Also compatible for arts standard definition stop-motion capture using DV camcorders.
  • Menagerie Productions - Fantasy and paleo sculpture, one-of-a-kind commissions, character design animation and maquette creation for special projects. Also experienced animation in stop motion model fabrication, covering the entire animation process from design through armature construction, molding, foam animation ca
  • Darkstrider: Explorations in the Art of Stop Motion Animation - Information about the European style of puppet animation in the arts more purer form where characters are stylized, surreal (as puppets), arts and are not represented as photo realistic. Site also includes arts ongoing diary of experimentations with stop motion methods.
  • The Lone Animator - An animator and puppet fabricator with gallery of photos showing animation how different puppets are created, primarily using latex and foam animation rubber.
  • Frames - Animation software for stop motion and clay animation techniques and arts emphasis on creativity exploration in educational curriculum. Online documentation and arts training manuals.
  • Clay and Stop Motion Animation How-To Page - News updates and tutorials about clay and stop animation motion animation. arts Includes message boards, image galleries and animation resources for stop arts motion/puppet film makers.
  • The Art of Stop Motion Animation Website - Overview about stop motion animation and general how-to animation aspects. Covers arts films and television shows using stop animation motion. Also, behind the arts scene photos of professional animation animator's work.
  • iKit Movie - Stop Motion animation program (for Windows/PC) with included sound effects animation and background music tracks that allows exportation of finished animation animation within software.
  • Clay Animation Made Easy - Example of clay and stop motion animation stop-motion used in an elementary school curriculum. Educators using stop-motion this tactile animation medium to help encourage language, stop-motion mathematical, logical, spatial, collaborative and creativity skills.
  • Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen - The life and career of the special effects, stop-motion animator.
  • La Pate à Modeler Animée - A clay animation site using digital still camera animation to record animation the animation and includes basic, finished animation animations. Includes some tutorials animation showing how it was animation done. The site is in French animation and has animation English translation.
  • Animation Toolworks - The LunchBox Sync is a dedicated frame/image capturing device that animation provides instant feedback for animators. Uses include syncing for pencil animation tests or stop motion, also for demo reels, previews, animatics, animation reference tests, student projects, festival entries
  • Mind Over Pixels - Animator Jason Gottlieb\\'s online weblog containing clips in arts stop motion, arts CGI, and traditional animation and provides arts useful tips and tutorials arts for aspiring animators.
  • The Clay Animation Station - For beginners/students, general information about getting started in clay animation. stop-motion Includes tips, tricks, and resources.

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