Set building is just as basic as building a good wire armature. Tools used to make sets are basic. Most tools used to make sets consist of saws, hammers, hot glue guns, paint brushes, and drills. If you already have some basic tools you may already have all you need to make a set like the professional set makers. One of the more advanced tools to use for making sets are hot wire foam cutters.
Designing sets are simple as well. Sets are basically tables with a minimum of three legs. The table top part is where you place your puppets, set walls, mini props, outdoor scenery, and everything else in your created environment. There are important things that an animator needs when he or she is going to animate on a set. One of these needs is the height of the set. The set must be built at a height that is comfortable for the animator to animate puppets on. A bad design would have the top of the set too low for an animator causing the animator to hunch over for many hours on end.…
Finding work in the stop motion field can be a daunting thing. Most people will ask themselves - hmm, do I go to college? Do I spend 40,000 dollars to learn this craft? Or is there a way I can save my money and get work on my own?
Since the people already working in studios have the same passion for stop motion, they are going to help people similar to them. In other words finding work in…
Lego and Stikfas toys allow film makers the ability to skip over the puppet making process for instant gratification. This is one area of stop motion animation that is really starting to explode on the internet and it's one of the most basic forms of the art.
Almost no artistic experience is needed. With the inexpensive digital web cam's and software, anyone can make a film of their own. In most cases where a film maker uses these kinds of toys, they will modify or customize them. This can involve popping one Lego mini-figure head off and placing it on another body.
Some people will print out small mouths on clear plastic adhesive labels to make Lego toys appear to talk. And some people will completely re-paint these figures for a very personalized appearance.…