Stop Motion Tutorial:  A Punch to the Face

Stop Motion Tutorial: A Punch to the Face

A look at the principles behind getting a strong, snappy act of violence into your stop motion animation.

Please see my other tutorials on how to make a puppet, as well as other stop motion subjects.

Software: Dragonframe. iStopmotion (Mac only) is a good frame-capturing app for the price. I understand MonkeyJam is a good free option for Windows. If you have a favorite stop motion app, please tell us about it in the comments.

Camera: This is my first tutorial using a DSLR. I could finally afford one. But if you’re not there yet, a good option is a camcorder that can run a live video signal to your computer. For best results, set the camcorder to fully manual to prevent focus and white balance flicker.

Shopping for Puppet-Making:
Clay (Van Aken, Sculpy III), armature wire, cotton batting to build up puppet: Arts/craft store like Hobby Lobby or Last time I was at Michael’s Craft Store, they carried CraftSmart plasticine clay. I have found this brand to crack more than Van Aken while animating.
Armature kit:
Puppet clothes (Barbie/Ken clothes: Toy store, ebay,
16-gauge aluminum armature wire (from an art store or Amazon, not the hardware store)
Epoxy putty (Hardware store)
Pre-wrap (Sporting good or drug store)
Cotton batting or foam (quilting supplies from craft or sewing store)
For the head, aluminum foil or wood ball (craft store)

Just about everything here can be found on Amazon if you don’t have all these kinds of stores in your area. You can also get animation supplies from

50 thoughts on “Stop Motion Tutorial: A Punch to the Face

  1. Whatever he said must’ve been REALLY offensive like

    “Fortnite is better than Minecraft”

    “Trump is a good president”


  2. The Soyboy YouTuber shows the horribly oppressive Straight, White Male, saying something inappropriate to the oppressed, blue-eyed "WoC". Then he shows her proudly and bravely assaulting the oppressive White Male, breaking his nose as she breaks through the chains of the patriarchal oppression that has bound and imprisoned her for generations.
    Check out these Testosterone Level:
    I bet ANYTHING that you'd have very similar Test Levels as the "Try Guys" do. The Equivalent of a 80+ year-old man.

  3. Old lady is a pewdiepie fan boi the Brown dude is a T series fan boi the guy Whispered in her ear and said T series is better then gets punched in the face by a pewdiepie fan boy

  4. Imagine, guy is hitting that lady, that would be banned, but hitting man by woman is normal… What a cruel world…

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