Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fun with Plastic!!!

Super Mega Busy here at the Studio and we've been making all sorts of crazy chaos. One of the things that we've been working on heavily is a series of free how-to videos for the Stop Mo beginner and intermediate builder/animator. One of the reasons for this is that there just is this massive void that separates a beginner builder from an expert. Unless you know someone or interned for a studio, you just end up missing a lot of this information. Hopefully we can bridge the expanse and get more people animating. It would be a shame if the next Leonardo Da Vinci never had a chance to try their hands at Stop Mo.

So here's a video of how to cast plastic puppet heads and custom toys:

We Also had our friend Steve Weintz from Famous Monsters Magazine stop by and pour some plastic "Zombie Dad" puppet heads. We filmed him working and posted it up on YouTube for all to see.

1 comment:

  1. Just a quick comment, not really a critique, but when mentioning a website you no longer have to say the "WWW" part. It's assumed that any email address that ends with ".COM" will start with the "HTTP://WWW." header. Firefox adds it by default, I'm not sure about other browsers but I would imagine they do the same thing. As a matter of fact, on the actual site itself, it says "http://stopmotionmagazine.blogspot.com and then a bunch of other stuff, but there's no "www." in there. The omission of that part is something I've noticed recently. No websites seem to have "www." in any part of their URL any longer.

    Here's an explanation about that: