You don't need to spend a lot of money on light gels, all you need is some construction paper.
There are plenty of animators who are willing to share an incredible amount of information. I do not intend to regurgitate any of their tutorials "in order to get more views". Feel free to contact me to suggest other videos of inspiration. 🐥
This selection is currently growing, so plenty more yet to come!
Seriously, one of the most open animators about how to create stop-motion animations.
Don Carlson – Prammaven
Don and I have been in contact since 2008, and he's been a motivating force for me to try a lot of new things. I hope to share more of his online tutorials in the future, but here's the first one, on rotoscoping, for now: Lip Syncing on StopMotionStore.com
And while these aren't tutorials, behind the scenes looks at how professionals work can be just as inspirational.
Buying eyes for any craft is expensive. I remember shelling out $10 for Delrin eyes that were never the right size. In this tutorial, I show how to sculpt emotive eyes with Instamorph (thermoplastic) and acrylic paint.