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Dollar Store tribute to Kong & O’Brien?

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Always occupied with vicissitudes of life and I thought that I had already published this last month. Only now realizing that I did not ever publish this … WTF?! Here is what I forgot to post to SMW News last month ….
Did the Title grab your attention? So, I was roving my eyes in the [...]

End of an Era – Small Parts Inc absorbed by online conglomerate

Monday, September 24th, 2012

This is for the more technical/mechanical types – those of us in Stop Motion are usually hands-on, DIY, & into gadgeteering. In the USA, for many, many years, Small Parts Inc was one of the coolest resources for our animation art/craft. Of course, they are suppliers to other industries & trades … engineers, technicians, scientists, [...]

Where is Tom Brierton? – New Stop Motion Armature Dvd – Guillermo del Toro visits Cyclops replica

Monday, September 17th, 2012

On Facebook about a week ago, a few  posted regarding the whereabouts of  Tom Brierton. Within the niche stop motion community here in USA some of you may know of Tom. For most of his adult life he’s been involved with stop motion as a hobbyist, instructor, book author & has done professional work. Those [...]

‘Frame by Frame Stop Motion’ by Tom Gasek

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

A new book just hot off the press and maybe not noticed yet  and still under the radar, called ‘Frame by Frame Stop Motion: The Guide to Non-traditional Animation Techniques’ by Tom Gasek. I remember Tom waaay back in the late 1980’s … he was one of the animation directors of the ‘New Adventures of [...]

New Stop Motion How-to Books

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

A couple of new Instructional Stop Motion books for newbies, beginners, etc. that have been called to my attention. These are not necessarily just for young people. If you are an adult have no idea how to get started in Stop Motion, it’s okay if you get these books. Do not be embarassed. Learning is [...]

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