For the last few weeks, I've been working on my fourth-year film- a stop-motion film!
So far I've been working on the story and designs- I'll be posting some progress on the puppets, sets and animation here as I go. For now, here's a drawing from my initial pitch- I'm excited to show more soon!
It was an awesome experience to get to make
this film with such a lovely, hardworking, and talented group of people. The
description on Grounded’s vimeo page has links to everybody’s blogs- they all
do great work, so go check them out!
Here’s some of the preproduction work I
contributed, mainly done in gouache and paper cutouts:
And here’s a compilation of animation
that I did for the film:
All of the animation in the video is by me- though many of the backgrounds were painted by other team members (there are paintings by Bronwyn, Khoebe, and Evan- I painted the first one and the close-ups).
Over the winter holiday, before production
on the film really got going, I made a puppet version of the little bunny,
Louie (designed by Alex and Steve).
It was a good opportunity to try out some
new things- Louie’s face has magnetic replacement mouths, and his hands and
feet are molded and cast in silicone. He was a fun puppet to make!