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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...

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

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

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

Artist File - Nick Naveda & Molly Flick

Recently, I looked at the Stoopid Buddy Stoodios website, and what I found is a interview with Nick Naveda and Molly Flick.  Nick, is an assistant to Seth Green (Robot

We Check up on Kickstarter's "DOGONAUTS" and "HOUSE OF MONSTERS" (both titles in uppercase)

So, as I promised I will NOT check up on DOGNAUTS and HOUSE OF MONSTERS, instead,

"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

"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...

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

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!






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

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

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

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

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!

Peter and the Wolf

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










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

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,

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

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.

"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

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

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

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