Author: Yaz

mekanizmalar.com

Useful Website With Animated Mechanisms

Mekanizmalar.com is one of the websites I would recommend for automata makers. I am working on a new automaton and animations here help me a lot to plan the mechanism. There are videos of different mechanisms. On some of the pages, there are flash animations where you can change the values and see the result […]

Basil Twist Puppets Alive

Puppets Alive

There is something kind of freaky about it being alive but not. And it’s a line between our imaginations and what we believe in and what’s alive and what’s not. And it’s basic and simple. It’s been going on for thousands of years.

Automata artwork - Kiftaro

My First Automaton – Kiftaro

Finally I am posting here about Kiftaro. I started making handmade wooden automaton couple of months ago. There was another try dated back couple of years ago when I was working on my stop motion film. It was going to be a carousel but I just made some wooden gears, etc.. and did not finish. […]

Rowland Emett

Rowland Emett’s Marvellous Machines

I want to start my automata blog with a Rowland Emett video post. His kinetic artworks take me to a fantasy world; the other side of the mirror. Flying pans, windy spoons, sliding dishes, turning bicycle wheels, toy passengers… I happened to learn about him last summer. I run into this video below while I […]

T-BOT

World’s First 3D-Stopmotion TV series: T-Bot by MAARA

Niyazi Ozyurt is one of the great people I met during my stop motion adventure. He is a professional stopmotinist applying his extensive experince and educational background to create inventive films. His studio is called Maara Animation based in Istanbul Turkey. He and his team created many of both commercial and noncommercial films. They are […]

Time was made for slaves

It has been months since my last post. Time.. huh.. Months, days, hours, years. What do they all mean? Here is my film on a computer screen as blog posts. And all the things I made, Kush, Adem, tree, clock, set pieces.. are inside boxes waiting for the day to become alive again. “Waiting”: what […]