animateclay thanked johnken424 in topic IMToys Stop Motion 3 days ago
johnken424 created a new topic ' IMToys Stop Motion' in the forum. 7 days ago

We created a new stop motion! This brings back so many memories playing old school pokemon. :)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoRRhkwZVtU&t=25s

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johnken424 replied to the topic 'September 20th to October 25th, 2017 Challenge Topic: Halloween!' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised no one has entered yet.

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johnken424 replied to the topic 'Need help choosing a new camera lens' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks everyone for all your input. I did the above and it has helped a lot.

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johnken424 created a new topic ' Need help choosing a new camera lens' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,

I have a canon t3i with the stock lens. I don't know much about photography so bear with me. I need a lens that doesn't focus too much on one object but you get a pretty clear view of the background and objects closer to the lens. It would also be nice if I can put my camera a little bit further from my workspace so I have more room to manipulate clay figures. Ideally I want a nikorr lens with the adapter to my canon to avoid that flicker I sometimes get.

Best
John

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johnken424 replied to the topic 'How do you store your puppets?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Ok, I did a huge cleaning of today. Removed my older puppets that were falling apart and decided to clean up my clay drawers. Put each clay in its own Ziplock bags in the drawers so colors don't mix and put in the mixed clay in a separate baggy. Then I decided I wanted to have my puppets displayed so I put them in Ziplock bags and just put them on the shelf. This hopefully will inspire me to create more claymation seeing them out.

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johnken424 created a new topic ' How do you store your puppets?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

As I make more clay puppets, I'm running out of space in my drawer. I don't want to disassemble them as I might want to use them for the future. What is the most efficient way of storing these puppets so they don't collect dust and to avoid them mashing together in drawers.

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johnken424 replied to the topic 'What kind of Clay do you use?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thank you for the advice! I'll do the mineral oil and rubbing alcohol method. I already bought a ton of van akken clay and can't get myself to buy a new brand of clay. But i'll keep puppet putty in mind for the future as I run out! Thank you! :)

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johnken424 created a new topic ' What kind of Clay do you use?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi John here,

I've been using Van Aken Clay for my stop motions but it is increasingly frustrating when the dye ends up on my fingers. The constant washing of it is frustrating because not everything comes off. This eventually leads me to transferring a blue color to my yellow clay. What kind of clay do you use to avoid this or what sort of cleaning agents do you use to prevent clay color transfer?

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johnken424 replied to the topic 'July 12th to August 16, 2017 Challenge Topic: Extraterrestrial!' in the forum. 3 months ago

Here's my entry. Just the first part of the video with patrick. This is my first entry to the contest.
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What do you guys use for eyes? Do you guys make your own eyes and bake it or do you use beads?

johnken424 I've been baking my own eyes but was curious what others do. Thanks for the enamel paint advice! I have trouble keeping the eyes white. 3 months ago
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mehdi We use pearl beads for the puppets eye. 3 months ago
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Xiakeyra I sculpt the eyes with the same clay I use for the rest of the puppet. I sometimes enhance the eyes with jewels for nail decoration and nail polish,... Show more 3 months ago
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johnken424 replied to the topic 'The Hunt' in the forum. 3 months ago

That was really good! Great job!

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