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Jason Babler

I'm the Creative Director MAKE magazine, and I love to sculpt!

Latest from Jason Babler

Auntie Clause

We visited Athena Studios and interviewed the staff about their current stop-motion animation project, “Auntie Claus”. Jon Peter’s Athena Studios optioned the award-winning children’s Christmas book, Auntie Claus, from author Elise Primavera, and are developing an animated trailer and pitch package to adapt into a stop-motion film. This film will... Read more »

Last year I had the great fortune to meet Christoper Fritton at the World Maker Faire New York. His letterpress posters of landmark New York buildings stopped me dead in my tracks. They were printed using only dingbats and are simply stunning. I’ve done a tiny bit of letterpress myself... Read more »


Weathering plastic or wood to make it look like aged metal is an effect you can achieve in less steps than most people expect. The *most* basic weathering can be done with only two paints. Here, I’ll show you how to weather and age using only three paints. This technique is how... Read more »


Making copies of objects like trinkets or figurines is easier than you think. In this project, I’ll show you how to make replicas of something fun — a robot — using a simple moldmaking technique. Then you can make the robots into custom keychains for you and your friends. Read more »

a cowboy style hat made entirely of wood

I met Carl Stoner at Maker Faire New York, where he was a volunteer. Actually, I met his wooden hat first, as I was enamored with the idea of a wooden hat that actually looked comfortable to wear. Read more »


In this installment of Make: Believe we use the techniques that we learned in the last video and a few new ones to create a completed special effects technique. We are again joined by our Engineering intern Paloma Fautley as she teaches us new skills. Use these techniques to create... Read more »


In this installment of Make: Believe, we learn how to make a few simple scars using special effects makeup. This is a great first project to get into costume makeup. Join us as our intern Paloma Fautley exhibits these techniques on our Creative Director, Jason Babler. Materials: Liquid Latex Scar... Read more »


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