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Modelmaker93 Posted: Sep 1st 2007

Hey all,
i have tips to share and if you have tips to share please tell.I have made about 72 models:O

One day i hope to join the aardman team.

This is a short movie I made


jordan Posted: Sep 2nd 2007

i can help just ask, ps none of your videos work

Modelmaker93 Posted: Sep 2nd 2007

oh why thats not fair the work for me :-(

Modelmaker93 Posted: Sep 2nd 2007

what tips you got then jordan

page123 Posted: Sep 3rd 2007

I want to work for aardman toooooooooooooooo,or be a conservationist,hard ,maybe both;)i love rabbits

conty Posted: Sep 3rd 2007

hi, modelmaker 93, your short movie does work as i have just watched it!!! conor

Modelmaker93 Posted: Sep 3rd 2007

oh cool do you think it is good I have made better ones then that but i cant put them on yet:D

Soph Posted: Sep 3rd 2007

very good, like how you've got the movements so smooth
you must have a lot of patience


Modelmaker93 Posted: Sep 4th 2007

thanks soph;)

jordan Posted: Sep 4th 2007

if i was you i wouldnt show your videos on here as people can just download them and steal them which isnt good.

Modelmaker93 Posted: Sep 4th 2007

it dont matter to me, thanx about tellin me anway

Jenny Posted: Sep 9th 2007

That must ave taken ages to do that, with the little movements. I would love to work at Aardman too! 8)

eddie Posted: Sep 12th 2007

why cant i upload into the competition?

eddie Posted: Sep 12th 2007

model maker 93 your movies alright, but room for improvement. have a look at mine, and im only 13

page123 Posted: Sep 13th 2007

TIPS:if your short of one colour of clay,roll it between your hands ,and mix two primary colours together,say green and blue to make dark green you can do this when you want to experryment8)

katie Aardman Staff Posted: Sep 18th 2007

hi eddie, to upload your movie to our competition you will need to add it to YouTube first (its fairly quick and easy to create an account) Once you have done this go to our video entry page and enter the URL of your YouTube video. Hope that helps

anti-pesto Posted: Sep 18th 2007

i cant put mi advert 4 mi new film

Pig Posted: Sep 18th 2007

It has always been my dreem since i had seen the first movie of wallace&Gromit

w&g Posted: Sep 19th 2007

hi modelmaker93 you show was the best iv ever seen in a long time hint you should make some improved models like w&g

sam swan Posted: Sep 22nd 2007

hey. yeah i agree with eddie. i'm 13 to ha ha, check out my videos on youtube. this is probably my best animation, i will be doing more later on though. please take a look:)

jills Posted: Oct 6th 2007

A few days ago I didn't have any intention of modelling. I have a few creation ideas that I'm working on, though, and I went to the craft shop for supplies today, and saw that plasticine was half price. That, plus all the models made by cool people here on the forum have inspired me to try it out. Can't wait to get started! I expect a little disappointment at first, but still, it must be fun.

connor gorman Posted: Oct 7th 2007

modelmaker93 your film does work it was good but needed to be a bit longer

jills Posted: Oct 7th 2007

I like your movie, Modelmaker93! :)

I'm sorry I don't have any tips, I'm a beginner. I made my first Gromit yesterday. I liked it a lot, so I'm going to try to make other things. I know this is a simple question, but how tall should I make W&G and the others? Just do it by sight? I'm not ready for the Creations page, but I'm including a pic so you can see what I did so far. I needed a ring holder, so I had Gromit balance them in different actions (sorry I don't know the lingo). I need to mix the colour better and make the lighting the same. Here's one scene:

katie Aardman Staff Posted: Oct 8th 2007

Wow that's a brilliant start, jills! I think this is ready for the competition, but I look forward to seeing what you make next!

jills Posted: Oct 8th 2007

Did you make any other shorts, Modelmaker93? How long did it take you to do True Love?

(Thank you, katie, that's nice of you) :)

conty Posted: Oct 8th 2007

great job jill, why dont you enter it? its fab for a first model, conor

conty Posted: Oct 8th 2007

your question jills about how tall to do your models, i dont think it really matters, my last model was 10 inches (growbag) but i am trying to make them about the same size as aardman, i think if it looks good to the eye is more important, conor

jills Posted: Oct 8th 2007

Thanks for the tip, Conty. Mr. Growbag was awesome; I had no idea he was that tall! :O

I am trying to do a better Gromit because I realized that I only gave him three fingers on his front paws.. how silly

jordan Posted: Oct 11th 2007

im still here to help

bigballbubblehead Posted: Oct 21st 2007

your vids are nice just try making like a set or something cos doing it in front of a keyboard is a bit bland lol. i just got bit of blue card and stuck it in a corner on a wall and did it there lol it works just as well

take a look at what i mean in one of my vids(hint hint:wink:)

jills Posted: Oct 23rd 2007

Bbbh, that's very cool :D

Modelmaker93 Posted: Oct 28th 2007

Hi all sorry i havn't answered to your qustions, my computer broke so i couldn't get on. Jills Great Model for holding the rings, And yes i have created other short films including Wallace and gromit it will be on later on today Probaly. good Videos everyone else. My Wallace is about 5 inches tall and my gromit when he stands on two feet is about 3 inches tall. Great Video Bigballbubblehead well as i say my new vid should be on later on today.

Modelmaker93 Posted: Oct 28th 2007

Here is my New video Wallace & Gromit's Halloween

purple and brown Posted: Feb 29th 2008

i want to be a model maker at aardman to

lmlm6819 Posted: Jul 16th 2008

if ur using plasticine for ur models a good tip to get them smooth is to use white spirit, this sort of melts the plasticine a little and makes it loads easier to get a really top notch finish. hope thats of help to people, i no it helps me loads.
also a really good thing to have is a rubber tipped paint brush, this kind of doubles as ur finger wen smoothing, but can get into places ur finger cannot.u can usually buy these in any good craft shop that sells specialist painting products.

Modelmaker93 Posted: Jul 31st 2008

hi this was ages a go my animations and models are way smoother and realistic now:D

jills Posted: Sep 1st 2008

It's been nearly a year since my first Gromit model :)

M93, it's interesting to look back on stuff we've made and see how we've progressed, isn't it? It's very cool that you've been sticking with this and making better and better models. I haven't put anything in the competition in ages but I have more time right now and I'm working on something fun for it. I'm going to try lmlm6819's way of doing the model in one colour then painting it, as it's not going to have a normal finish.

louthomas81 Posted: Sep 7th 2008

HI I'm a teacher and i'm teaching clay modelling this term. I thought it would be nice to show a short video to the children about how wallace and gromit was made. Does anyone know of any videos like this? Thanks.

jordan Posted: Sep 7th 2008

hi , the curse of the were rabbit dvd has excellent behind the scenes video witha good running time, & also A video Tutorial on how to make a bunny from the film

jills Posted: Sep 7th 2008

I agree with Jordan, those would be good choices. I also think there may have been some behind the scenes info on the Wrong Trousers vhs-- I'll have a look and get back to you.

plasjas Posted: Sep 9th 2008

Hi guys i think that when you make a model you should make each part to the best of your ability cause if you take time and effort it will look good. Jills your first model is actually really good the first model i made was rubbish ill see if i can find it

jills Posted: Sep 11th 2008

Louthomas81, these are the special features on the most recent edition dvd of Three Amazing Adventures:

*The Amazing Adventures of Wallace and Gromit
Narrated documentary-style. There are bits where Nick Park is interviewed and talks about early sketches of Wallace & Gromit, their development while at film school, working at Aardman, making films, international interest and a lot more
*Inside the Wrong Trousers- Nick Park and Steve Box give behind the scenes information and there is a bit where Nick demonstrates animating on set
*A Close Shave, How it was done- digital effects that are added in due to the nature of stopmotion animation

If you want something that deals more specifically with modelmaking and animating, I believe there is a rather good extra on the Creature Comforts dvds that also shows how sets and props are made. This one would demonstrate the craft itself better although it doesn't directly involve &

HazWG Posted: Dec 26th 2008

what camera do u use 2 make da animation?!!!!! plz help!!!!!!

thetopbun Posted: Dec 26th 2008

Anyone which is Compatible with SMP or that has a tripod and is completely still when you press the capture button :) Hope I helped!

HazWG Posted: Dec 27th 2008

Thanks a lot!!!!!

HazWG Posted: Dec 27th 2008

How much r they?

thetopbun Posted: Dec 27th 2008

Not much

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