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Behind the scenes: ‘ParaNorman’ (2012)

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Soooo, ParaNorman getting quite a bit of internet viral activity. I have not posted extensively about it because most of the articles & blogs is for the general public consumption and does not get into the deeper technical aspects. I’m sure many of you already have absorbed a plethora of the ParaNorman publicity buzz out [...]

‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’: Relaxing Behind the Scenes

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Of course, we all have viewed a plethora of documentary-like or featurettes such as ‘making ofs’ regarding animation, special effects, and similar. Just speaking of documentaries ‘in general’ (not related to FX & animation), I also always liked, when there was minimal narration and without too much or frantic editing … just let the raw [...]

From Uruguay: ‘Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe’ (2012) – Stop Motion feature

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

This has been making the news rounds at other online venues such as Facebook and perhaps, unknown to the general American movie goers/audiences, because USA is maybe ‘Me’ Ego-Centric? If news does not happen here in America, it does not exist? This is an all puppet Stop Motion Feature being made in the [...]

‘Dinosaurs, Dragons, & Drama: Odyssey of a Trick Filmmaker’ by Jim Danforth

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Among the hardcore Dynamationists-Harryhauseners, a long awaited book memoir/autobiography from Special Effects Artist Jim Danforth who maybe was somewhat in the shadow of  Ray Harryhausen. As in the classic movie, ‘On the Waterfront (1954)’ …”Jim could have been a contender!” and he certainly was within the niche of special effects artists & fans that have [...]

Make Build-Up Puppet Heads & Beginners Simple Stop Motion Puppets

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

These are newest contributions from Nick Hilligoss and John Ikuma (Stop Motion Magazine). All self explanatory … Nick’s video might be a little fast but you can always pause or replay ….

I have stated in past, so much information available now (compared to pre-internet) for beginners to learn about stop motion how-to. Here are previous [...]

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