Friday, May 31, 2013

Aardman's Wallace And Gromit In "Wallace & Gromit's UK Adventure"

They have it all, humor, whit, and charm in Aarman's brilliant characters Wallace and Gromit.  Here they are promoting a domestic vacation with "Wallace and Gromit's Great UK Adventure."  The ongoing campaign is sponsored both

"Micro Mayhem" Gets 630k Views!!! & What Camera was "Coraline" shot with?

Micro Mayhem is now 1 month old on since it was uploaded by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on Vimeo.  Since its release, it has gained 630k views and is still at it...

Dot. by Aardman & Robot Chicken Behind the Scenes

Dot is an Aardman short film.  When it came out in 2010 it was the smallest stopmo ever, but, it was recently beaten by A Boy and His Atom, which I have covered in a previous post.  It's an amazing film, it's almost seems like it's on the size scale the book...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armikrog, by Pencil Test Studios - Now on Kickstarter!!!

Hello, i'm back with another post.  So, this post is about a new project on Kickstarter (Armikrog).  Doug TenNapel is the creator of Armikrog.  Doug is working with Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield with Pencil Test Studios to finish this project.  Armikrog is a point and click game, in Stop Motion.  Doug TenNapel, is the creator of

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Studio [Stoodio] Links!

To the links!!!

Aardman animations: http://www.aardman.com/
Banana Park: http://www.bananapark.co.uk/
Beast Animation: http://www.beastanimation.be/
Bent Image Lab: http://www.bentimagelab.com/
Bix Pix: http://www.bixpix.com/
Chido Bros.: http://www.chiodobros.com/
The Clayman: http://www.theclayman.com/

Film Festivals!

I am going to just jump into it today, so, bring on the festivals!!!
First Film Festival is... Animation Block Party.  The tenth annual animation festival runs July 25-28, 2013 in Brooklyn.  ABP is open for festival submissions until May 31, 2013.  Prizes include

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Trip to the Moon!!

Today, on Stopmotion geek we are going old school, and I really mean old school.  Why this is so old is that were discovering, well, your discovering, I'm giving you info that I already know, so, you know, not really discovering... so what, I can rediscover, mmmhun!  Georges Melies, was the first-ever Stop Motion animator, in fact, he invented Stop Motion; therefore, we'll

Monday, May 27, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Straight To Hell" Behind Stop Motion Sequences

Webster Colcord, is an animator in Stop Motion, 2D animation, and CGI, so, a jack of all trades guy.  Webster, now lives in Los Angeles.  He has a home studio

Professor Kilq & Boinx Unveils iStopMotion

Professor Kilq - Plastic and Flashing Lights is an music video that is AWESOME!!!   It is about a guy made form wire walking through a road full of white pillars, the white pillars react

Friday, May 24, 2013

"It's a SpongeBob Squarepants Christmas"

Yes, I said it SpongeBob Christmas, you may be thinking right now: why is he talking about SpongeBob?  Well, that is because it is Stop Motion and

Wonderhowto Stop Moiton

Obviously, I will teach you all I know and I will continue to do my best, but I can't teach you everything.  So, you can go to animation-tutorials.wonderhowto.com which I still...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Out of a Forest, The Maker & Fred!

The first wonderful film we have today is, Out of a Forest.  Out of a Forest caught my eye because of were they shot the film, it appears and is evident that it was shot a night in an actual forest! - The video is about five

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vincent & Puppet Scales

Tim Burton's Vincent is a masterpiece; the short was animated by the brilliant Stephen Chiodo.  I do love that the short was shot in black and white film, ask any true film-lover and

Gumby Dharma

News, news, news, oh! hello, didn't see you there, just looking at the news on my modern newspaper - a laptop.  So, we all love Gumby, all 50 years of him, so to celebrate how much we love Art Clokey, who am I kidding?!  Just go rent/watch Gumby Dharma, which will tell you the entire history of Art Clokey and Gumby, that's bananas!






Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Second SMG Awards!

Yes, it is that time again, time for the 'Second Monthly SMG Awards!'  Let me serve you them on a platter, yes, a platter, I was seriously considering PES's KaBoom, but as life would have it we will have to give

Sweet Dreams & Storyboard pro!

Lets go back into time about four years ago, in 2009 we had probably the best year for stopmo ever;  I mean it, there's Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, and A town Called panic, all were

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cal Arts 2012 Stop Motion Selections & A Slow Guy

The first thing that we are going to have a family discussion about, yeah right, who am I kidding?!  Were going to watch the CAL ARTS film selections of

A Town Called Panic, Movie Review

So, I'll cover the script first, then the art.
The story follows Indian, Cowboy, and Horse, after Cowboy & Indian realize that they haven't bought Horse a

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Simpsons Couch Gag!

Yes, finally The Simpsons are in stopmo, oh, wait, I already said this in another post.  Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has posted the couch gag they

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Aardman Podcast!

 The Aardman podcast is the sweet moma, AWESOME behind the scenes, mmmm mmmm you can taste the Stop Motion goodness, the goodness is

Stoopid Monkeys! & Town Rat, Country Rat (1926)

So, now I get it - i'm the guy you count on to find awesome stopmo videos?  Well I have adopted that responsibility and here's your video.  So the first Stop Motion film to use

Thursday, May 16, 2013

O Apóstolo (The Apostle)

The Trailer...


The Apostle, is a Spanish Stop Motion feature film and it is also the first Spanish film to be in 3D.  The film, has yet to

Micro Mayhem! & Wacom (Whack em' Whack em')

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has done it again, made an awesome video that screams: "Friggining' awesome!
They shot the entire 00:01:50 video on a modified spy camera!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Peter and the Wolf

I was incredibly impressed with  Peter and the Wolf which is a 2006 Stop Motion short film,










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PES is an Stop Motion film maker, he has made shorts such as Fresh GuacamoleWestern Spaghetti, and Game Over.  He lives in a minuscule New York apartment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dawn Brown's HOUSE OF MONSTERS - now on Kickstarter

House of Monsters is a short film, created by Dawn Brown.  Dawn Brown graduated form The University of Kansas (it is sort of hard not to think of the Wizard of Oz when you hear Kansas) she has designed sets and been part of the art department on films including: Star Trek,

Paper Mouths & Fancy Pants

All right, the first meal on the stopmo menu is - paper mouths, (more importantly, how to paper mouths) Robot Chicken, South Park, and Titan Maximum all use replacement animation to animate mouths, so,

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions

So, I thought that it would be a good idea to dedicate a post to Cracking Contraptions, the short Wallace & Gromit films were used as a sort of a 'warm-up' for the animators to

Saturday, May 11, 2013

DIY Press Molds

Press molds (a name conjured up by animators & model makers alike) are exactly what they sound like, a mold in which you press Plasticine or other clay-like materials into the negative mold,

Remembering Ray Harryhausen, 1920-2013

Again, very depressed, not much to say, a gap of emptiness inside of me.  Ray Harryhausen, is gone.  NOBODY (under twenty) realized how
 incredible Ray's films were.

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Brisk Iced Tea," Stop-motion

The Stop-motion Brisk Iced Tea commercials are awesome, so before you start reading this article, go watch the actual videos: Danny Trejo as MacheteYoda vs. Darth MaulEminem Super Bowl

Loose Moose animation & BENT Image lab

Normally, I would only talk about one animation company at a time, well, I guess that i'll talk about two.  The first company is Loose Moose LTD, in 1994, Glenn Holberton started Loose Moose with award winning director Ken Lidster.  Together they established themselves as

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Film Cameras for Stop-motion

So, the other day I was considering buying a film camera, here is what I came up with.  Something that iv'e heard many sources say, is that Aardman, the company behind Wallace & Gromit, has used the Mitchell Freis 35mm film camera, I found that on Ebay you can buy it for $3,250-7,000 which is a very reasonable price, for a professional.  The next cameras that I looked at

Faceless Neil, an Old Kickstarter Stopmo Project!

The fist project off Kickstarer is, Faceless Neil by Noella Borie.  This project is positively one that i'm interested in, so interested in fact, that would consider animating it.  The idea behind this is about Neil, an 11 year old boy, who has no face.  It has the same ring as Coraline, or like

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dinosaur Office & The Creator of Flapjack!

The first bit of succulence stopmo goodness that will give you something to feast your eye-sockets on, is that Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (which a studio that near & dear to my heart) will return, and

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ray Harryhausen - DEAD!

Yes, for all who know who Ray Harryhausen is, mourn.  Ray Harryhausen, the animator of the best films imaginable: the original The Clash of The Titans, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, he worked on films such as Mighty Joe Young, and many others.  His death was announced by Ray's family today

PHIL TIPPETT

In 1958, when Phil Tippett was seven years old, his parents took him to see a movie at a Theater near his home in Berkeley, California.  The film, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, was filled with spectacular special effects and Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion animation.  Phil remembers the day vividly and asserts that the film changed his life.  He fell in love with the spectacle, and was particularly fascinated with the stopmo aspect of it all.  By the time he was thirteen years old, he had spent

Monday, May 6, 2013

The BoxTrolls

The BoxTrolls is LAIKA's third feature film, there others were: Coraline, and ParaNorman.  The BoxTrolls, is based on the novel Here be Monsters! written and illustrated by Allen Snow.  (I, yesterday in fact, read this novel, so I have decided to tell you if I liked Here be Monsters!, or not.)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

"The Simpsons" Stop Motion Couch Gag

WHAT!  What did you say?  There is a  Simpson's couch gag in stopmo!  YES!  I have been a longtime fan of The Simpsons, you know, we all have grown up with them, but now finally, there in stop-motion.  The episode airs on Sunday, May 12 at 8/7c on Fox.

May the Forth be with you!

Yep, it's that time again, happy Star Wars day!  In case you want to know how this ties in with stopmo, well here's a stop-motion video on it!

Friday, May 3, 2013

MAD - Spy vs. Spy

We all love the brilliant original comic strip Spy vs. Spy, that's has been around, who knows how long, is in stopmo!

RoboCop

In case you didn't know the 1987 film RoboCop is part stop-motion

Animation Block Party!

Animation Block is an annual animation party in which you will find great animated videos (stopmo, CGI, hand-drawn)

DOGONAUTS - Enemy Line by Shel and Justin Rasch

Shel and Justin Rasch have been in sopmo for several years now, there first project entitled Gerald's Last Day.  After that Justin was an animator on the feature film ParaNorman, the completion after that project lead them to make DOGONAUNTS which they have finished filming and

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Another Post about armatures

I know that I have a lot of posts concerning armatures, well here's another.

World Smallest Movie (It's STOP-MOTION!)

Yes the rumors are true, the World's smallest move ( also referred to as "A Boy And His Atom")
is in stop-motion.  What do you call one of the smallest particles that makes up everything?  I know don't tell me - an Atom!  good job, I failed in science!  but in all seriousness go check out the video http://youtu.be/oSCX78-8-q0...

BTS link: http://youtu.be/xA4QWwaweWA

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Planters Mr. Peanut Stopmo

LAIKA/house made an array of stopmo commercials for Planters, you know, the company that makes the peanuts in your pantry.  The commercials are awesome, and with Robert Downeny Jr.