Monday, November 23, 2009

More pics

Got off a few pictures of an old puppet I made using a wire armature and the build-up method.
I plan on resurrecting him in a future short(though I'll have to remake him, he's in bad shape at the moment.)
For now, though, I'm still quite busy on a music video.(which you'll find out more about later on.) Till then, click on the image below to see the Chimpy and Skimpy I just finished.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Behind the Scenes on Chimpy

After my first post, I thought that maybe I should give you a peek at how I accomplished the shorts. So, need thou not be afraid, I shall show you the way:

Chimpy armature in mold.
I cast the puppets in Monster Makers foam latex. I used animatronic grade because it was denser, which meant there would be less wrinkling of the skin.
City set for outside their window was made with cardboard.
I used some crackle paint on the door for the desired look.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Back from trip with new site!

My family and I just got back from Illuxcon '09 art show and this is the first free time I've had to be able to create this blog. As a Stop-motion animator, I spend lots of money and time on my craft and don't have much of the former to spend on setting up a real website. I figured this would be the best option. So, I'll start things off by posting one of my less recent shorts. It's called Nightmare on Chimp Street. I did it a while ago, using foam latex puppets w/wire armatures.

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