Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Spaceman by Josh Funk

The Spaceman, by Josh Funk, which you can see my puppets wonderfully animated in is online and ready to view!

It's fantastic to see my puppets animated, and to have them mixed in with live-action and animatronic use really blends them into the 'world' of the film well. Having the puppets used as more of a special effect as opposed to the film medium within itself is great change, and a chance to see how the detail and aesthetic of the models bears up.

The sets and props of the film, from the gorgeous forest set, to the finely detailed ship interiors have a wonderful feel to them, and I think make for a lovely visual aesthetic throughout. The organic forest vs the geometric cardboard makes for a lovely juxtaposition within the story.

For more information on the film and it's process, check out Josh's website and facebook page

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

More for "The Spaceman"

Another commission for the excellent Josh Funk and his short film. 

This time the puppet had to be more hunched over, with an angrier expression. I gave a bit more flexibility in the puppet for expression, for example, the neck is a little longer and can now 'lurch' from side to side. The same for the jaw wiring. I really cannot wait to see these being animated, the snippets I've seen so far look great and it's so lovely to see a film being put together combining such textural and traditional elements alongside modern computer editing!

You can see some of the making of the film that's still currently in production here:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

A little catch-up on what's been going on...

It's been a while since I posted on here! Some catching up is in order I think...

This little alien monster chappie is for a short film being made by Josh Funk, which I'll be posting a bit more of on here soon as I have some other things on it I've been working on as part of it.

Next up is a collection of underwater puppets for a client in London, meet: Scuba Girl, Zombie Clown, the Tentacles and the Great White. These are the same latex and aluminium rigged puppets I usually make, with a few variations in construction and techniques and learning things along the way!


And finally here's a cake topper for a golfing enthusiast! Hopefully some more updates coming soon, I'll try and keep things posted as they come this time!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Stop-Motion Puppet Tests from Clients

It's always good to see people putting your work to good use, and I received this link to the stop-motion puppet I created, Rufus, in a few short tests. I love seeing people make them come to life in their own way..

Friday, 3 January 2014

Whirring back to life with a Sloth

Welcome 2014! 

And to kick the year off [and the return to my blog] here's the latest puppet posted in my Etsy store: Stanley Sloth

Also working on a couple of other bits of work/commissions, all of which will be revealed shortly.

Time to update all the websites etc methinks!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Mis-shapes and Scraps for Sale

I've decided I can't bear to throw failed tests in the bin, so I'm starting to sell them on to anyone who might want them, at reduced prices on my Etsy shop. First of all being this latex tentacle that went a bit wrong.

See it on Etsy for more information.