Offers general animation curriculum including stop motion and also available, online courses.
The LunchBox Sync is a dedicated frame/image capturing device that provides instant feedback for animators. Uses include syncing for pencil tests or stop motion, also for demo reels, previews, animatics, reference tests, student projects, festival entries, and web animation.
Studio in Germany offering stop motion animation production services, ball-socket armatures, puppetmaking, sets, props, and modelmaking. There is also English version of this site.
A PC based software for single frame capturing in the creation of stop-motion and time-lapse animation. Digital still cameras support, Canon live view, and multiview capable for 3-D stereoscopic animation. (formerly AnimatorDV)
Article from Animation World Magazine. An overview of the general methods used in stop motion puppet fabrication starting from design, then machining jointed armature, sculpting, molding, and foam latex rubber casting.
A large site and community for stop-motion animation using lego bricks. Includes a film database with 1000+ films, a forum and an encyclopedia.
A filmmaking community and forum devoted to the art of stop motion in the specialty area called 'Brickfilms' or Lego movies.
Description and photos showing the construction of stop motion animation puppet armature joints using common tools and basic metalworking methods.
A studio in Barcelona, Spain that also does stop motion animation. They have examples of their work and behind the scenes photos.
News updates and tutorials about clay and stop motion animation. Includes message boards, image galleries and resources for stop motion/puppet film makers.
Stop motion animation movies and pictures created with clay. [Some pages from this site not viewable with some browsers]
Example of clay and stop motion animation used in an elementary school curriculum. Educators using this tactile animation medium to help encourage language, mathematical, logical, spatial, collaborative and creativity skills.
This video or DVD tutorial is available for purchase which shows the general basics of constructing a stop motion animation puppet using the clay sculpting and molding method, foam rubber latex casting, seaming, and final painting of the puppet.
Digital image capture software for capturing stop motion animation, motion graphics and visual effects.
A Sydney based animation company that does mixed media, puppetry, live action, motion graphics, clay animation and stop motion. Video clip animation samples at their website.
Animation software for stop motion and clay animation techniques and emphasis on creativity exploration in educational curriculum. Online documentation and training manuals.
This is an inexpensive shareware stop motion animation program for the Apple/Macintosh platform, that enables the users, from novices to professionals, to capture and create animation.
Designed for all ages, a software product especially designed for stop animation on the Mac OS X. Includes a variety of features for the creation of animation. The program has earned various recognition awards.
Stop Motion animation program (for Windows/PC) with included sound effects and background music tracks that allows exportation of finished animation within software.
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.
A special effects shop in England that designs and fabricates miniature models for use in puppet animation, offers ball and socket joint parts for do-it-yourself armature fabrication, and they also engineer custom stop motion animation armatures.
A clay animation site using digital still camera to record the animation and includes basic, finished animations. Includes some tutorials showing how it was done. The site is in French and has English translation.
Studio located in Turkey that does work for animated TV series including commercial advertisement and music videos. You can see examples of their work and behind the scenes photos.
Russian animator, director, and instructor. Special emphasis in the clay animation techniques. Finished work examples shown including explanation of the process. Website is written in Russian text but can be converted using online language translators.
Distributor-supplier of a more user friendly 3 part foam latex system. M.D. Foam Latex can be used for casting stop motion animation puppets. Listed under "products" then go to "latex products".
Independent studio in Australia utilizing stop motion animation techniques. Included are many behind the scenes photos and general overview description of methods used in producing their stop motion projects which is outlined in their online journal.
Animator Jason Gottlieb's online weblog containing clips in stop motion, CGI, and traditional animation and provides useful tips and tutorials for aspiring animators.
Plastic jointed coolant hose parts that have other applications, including for use as doll and stop motion armatures for "built-up" puppet constructions.
For those shooting stop motion using Super 8 film format, this company offers low cost film-to-digital transfers of your Super 8 animation. Film is transferred to miniDV tape format and ready for downloading to your computer.
Animator from Australia who has done many creative stop motion shorts which have won awards. His photo album site shows you some behind-the-scenes and fabrication methods overview in the creation of animation puppets.
A source for beginners, seasoned professional and people in between who want to upgrade their skills and knowledge in film and video and includes tips and tricks about stop motion production.
This is brand name of jointed model assembly figures/toys. One can pose them in a variety of positions. With minor modification, they are usable for stop motion animation methods.
Website includes tips, advice, reviews and some tutorials. Emphasis is on Lego, Stikfas, and jointed toy figures animation.
In the UK, this organization offers workshops, school and holiday classes for all ages and abilities.
Community for discussing the craft with other hobbyists and professionals.
A resource and informational website from Germany about stop motion animation. Also, there is an English version of this site.
An online quarterly publication devoted to the art of stop motion animation, which will include interviews, reviews, tutorials and articles related to the art form. Downloadable as PDF file.
For Windows PCs, a mid-priced frame capturing program for professional level stop motion animation, clay animation, pixillation, and cut out animation techniques.
Provides information and how-to technical tips on animated puppetry, with FAQ, gallery of work, and news items from the industry.
Message Board, informational, resources, library, and how-to instructionals.
A form of clay animation in which slices of clay are cut away from a 'clay loaf'. After each slice, the face of the loaf is photographed which creates an animation. Interview and videos provides overview of the technique.
Resources, discussion group, materials and supplies links, and other information for those wanting to learn about stop motion clay animation.
An animator and puppet fabricator with gallery of photos showing how different puppets are created, primarily using latex and foam rubber.
Lists information and resources; covering traditional puppetry, animatronics, and stop motion puppet animation.
Boutique animation studio in France showcasing a variety of stop motion mix media animation methods combining puppets, cut-out photo, computer enhanced, and pixelation.
Behind the scenes on the making of this stop motion animation short.
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