Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finger Puppets

This isn't the best photo of all time, but you get the point. Today I sewed a finger puppet of myself as a promo for a puppet studio I want to work for. I'm rather fond of this, and it's going to be hard to send it... All I can say is that I hope they actually call me because if they don't I'll be incredibly sad. Puppets 4Life.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mad Props

Lately I've found myself rather busy (yet somehow still underfunded). I've been working on a prepilot for FOX with Mr. Sean Donnelly, as well as on a new Howcast video. The Howcast assignment is especially exciting. It's a break from the standard step-by-step format we usually work in. I don't want to reveal too much about the project, but my video will be in two parts, this, the "real world",

and another section which will be hand drawn with crayons on good old fashioned paper. (Just blew your mind there didn't I?) Perhaps I'm smug, but I'm very satisfied with the look of this! It's taken forever (about 3 weeks or so) to create the background elements which are all hand made out of a combination of cardboard, popsicle sticks, felt, and hot glue. The shot doesn't exactly give you a full view of the props, so I've included some of my source photos below.

This is the main house for the film, I've included photos of it before I painted so you can better see the construction. It's made out of a cardboard armature, popsicle stick siding and shingles, tin foil for the "solar panels", sculpey for the chimney bricks, and held together by hot glue. It stands approximately 18" high.

Both the car and the rocket ship are carved out of pink insulation foam, hot glued together, and painted.

Houses below are made of popsicle sticks, hot glued on a cardboard base.

These are buildings "of the FUTURE". These were primarily made the same way as the other houses, but this time I threw in some sculpey elements as well as a pinch of glitter.

The clouds and bushes/trees are sewn out of felt and embroidery floss, stuffed with tissue paper.

In the mean while I'm on that never ending quest of future employment. Got some new contacts last week, and I'm hoping to accomplish something important this week. Wish me luck.