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A Monster is made – DARK EARTH

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Nick Hilligoss's hyper-fast 5 minute dynamation-puppet making tutorial for 'Dark Earth' indie featureThe very talented…
Posted by Stop Motion Works on Friday, October 16, 2015

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A Monster is made – DARK EARTH

‘Indiana Jones & Temple of Doom’ (1983) Nikon F3 SLR camera modification

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Long before digital photography, compact cameras, & CGI, in Temple of Doom, the stop motion special effects were shot with a modified Nikon F3 SLR still camera. This camera uses real 35mm film. At the time, this was innovative because one could not use point of view stop motion scenes using a large & bulky [...]

CHIODO BROTHERS – Underground Fame?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

For those not in the USA, Chiodo Brothers have been in the special effects business for many years, applying their unique brand of effects via stop motion animation, live puppetry, full size creatures, animatronics and other FX. Their more noticeable somewhat mainstream endeavors have been in such movies as the the now cult classic, ‘Killer [...]

King Kong (1933) Missing Scenes Re-creation

Friday, January 16th, 2015

When film director Peter Jackson took on the King Kong CGI Orgasmia Remake of the original 1933 Kong, there were many critics pro & con. At the time, I was leaning towards the con. Many of us Stop Motionists at the time, thought it was somewhat sacrilegious to remake Kong with CGI and we had [...]

‘Capsule’ indie sci-fi short produced by Spielberg

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

This is stop motion Sci-Fi short. Its aesthetic style will be homage to space films of 1960’s and sci-fi films of 1970’s. They want to utilize special effects keeping it as traditional as possible. As far as I know, no live action and the characters will be stop motion animated.
They are close to their [...]

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