Category: Stop Motion

BYSO Podcast 65: Movie Review of DragonFyre (aka Orc War)

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we review the awesome low budget fantasy adventure, DragonFyre (aka Orc War).  We’ll discuss the great aspects of this movie that we can apply to our own micro budget efforts.  We’ll also continue our ongoing examination of the best choices for special effects in…


BYSO Podcast 60: Short Film Shout Out – James Cameron’s Xenogenesis and Gavin Rothery’s The Last Man

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we again examine a couple of Sci-Fi short films, James Cameron’s awesome stop motion test film Xenogenesis from 1978 and Gavin Rothery’s post apocalyptic tale The Last Man from 2014.  We’ll discuss how both these films used micro budget techniques to make something special…


BYSO Podcast 54: The Rock Monster of Lingendar, The 48hr Film Project, and me

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast!  This week we discuss the adventure of providing special effects for Ryan Stockstad’s 48hr film project entry, The Rock Monster of Lingendar.  We examine all the ups and downs of fabricating and filming a stop motion creature in just 48 hours. Check out the trailer for…


BYSO Podcast 52: Production Meeting

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week is a “production meeting” to welcome our newest contributor Amanda.  We take the opportunity to discuss various aspects of our ongoing projects. We discuss how micro budget film making can aid in the pursuit of standard studio work. We’ll examine both the story elements…


BYSO Podcast 47: Reflections on Wondercon 2017

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! Today we reflect on our experiences at Wondercon 2017. We’ll discuss what it was like exhibiting at a giant show. We’ll talk about some of the great programing. We’ll review the feedback we got about our Zombie King puppet and our of projects in general. Thanks…


BYSO Podcast 39: Production Update

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we discuss the current status of our next short film production. We’ll examine the process for finding a fast and ultra cheap method for creating live action armor costumes. We also talk about our newest advance in stop motion animation provided by our friend,…


BYSO Podcast 13: Stop Motion Madness

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Welcome to Backyard Space Opera.  This week we discuss the magic of Stop Motion Animation by examining some great super short movies.  We look at “The Bottle”, “Battery Life”, “Red Witch” and “Jail Break”.  These are great examples of the awesome special effects that can be created with little money and lots of passion. The…