And the winner this month by vote is.....Jim Reeve! You can check out his online profile by clicking here.
Here's our 2012 Update Video:
Scott Daros is an experienced clay and stop motion animator who has a knack for infusing puppets with quirky personas. Take for example the above video of a Dorito chip. Have you ever seen a Dorito dance to techno music?
Nicholas is one of our more advanced new members. He has been in the business for many years, working in many types of media. His specialty is build-up puppets, using wire, foam, latex, paints and cloth.
When asked what his future plans are in animation, he says "Keep doing it. Keep helping others to do it."
So if you have a complicated question, Nick may be able to help you out. You can view his member page to become his friend over here. Or, watch some of his tutorialson his YouTube page over here. There are also tutorials and inspiring photos on his PictureTrail page here.
Here is last months winning entry that Shakycow made! Congrats to everyone who entered, all entries were very very good this time!
Jim Reeve is a new member of our site who created the above funny video. When asked what his future plans are in animation, he says: "I really want to improve in all areas and eventually produce something of broadcast quality."
What do you think of The Lion Sleeps Tonight? Let him know over on his profile page here.
Member Ian Harding hopes that his Zey the Mouse project will get enough exposure for a TV show. Will it happen? Maybe! The short animation below is definitely good enough, and the official blog over here is nice as well.
When asked, what is your future plan in animation? Ian answered "To make a team up so i can make a series of Zey The Mouse, Mini Episodes!!"
What do you think? If you'd like to support Ian, become his friend on our site here.
During our last live show, Clay Mara mentioned that she created a short clay animated film called How to be a Hero. We showed it to our audience, and everyone thought it was great. So who better to feature this week for our Member Spotlight?
When asked whather future plans were in animation? "Hoping to grow and become an exceptional Clay animator and meet/work with other unique animators." Hopefully our other members can help fulfill that goal and share some animation tips. You can find her profile on this site over here.
This months winner goes to our member Garrick Gordon!
There were two entries submitted for the month. One from Buckner (which is also very good) and one from Garrick. His film is titled "cyborg 11 (Back to School)" and turned out great!
You can join the monthly challenges to learn and have fun too. Read the full set of rules here.
Zach is one of our previous members who joined the new community. He's been creating short clay animation tests, making puppets and dabbling in the art for some time. As always you can become Zachs friend on his Animateclay.com page over here.
So what sort of puppets has he made? Most of it is on his "Zachs art and stopmotion stuff" blog that you can find right over here.
Is it impressive? Actually you can see how he's progressed rapidly from simple clay puppets, to a puppet with an armature, to a new anatomically shaped body and a head sculpt with loads of detail.
Below is a short film called ZOMBIES that he is also proud of and posted on his profile.
We have a new member from our old site. Nile Plumb has always been generous sharing his work. The latest project he put together was his demo reel to show others what he is capable of. Do you have a demo reel?
If not, his reel is a good example of what you might also like to create. Demo (or show) reels are just short 2-5 minute long compilations of your best animation. Most animators will update their reels once per year because it will get others interested in giving you work. Sometimes in studios, sometimes from home.
You can check out Niles page on Animateclay.com over here and add him as your friend. Check out his Facebook photo gallery of work over here. And of course if you want to check out his animation, watch his show reel below.
TheBobinWerleyBobPictures is a new member who has an ambitious project. It's not your normal sort of story, but one involving toilet characters and.....well....poop. But don't worry, they probably don't have potty mouths. Wait...maybe they do? Well, either way, "T.P." looks to be a great short film. It has nice character design, and we imagine the animation will be great based on the trailer below.
When asked what his biggest accomplishment in animation was, BobinWerly said: "Getting an entry level job at Henry Sellicks new Disney owned studio. This was followed a few months later by my biggest disappointment in animation when the studio closed."
This explains why the project has taken so long. Real life almost always gets in the way of good films at some point. To find out the nitty gritty details of what has been happening behind the scenes, visit the official blog for the film here. You can also become Bobins friend on this site over here.