Category Archives: Monkeys in the Attic

Models are us

Sets (chair by Erin Cascioli) Costumes faces

Models are us

Sets (chair by Erin Cascioli) Costumes faces

Serious tiny sculpting

Calling it a night. Sometimes it’s good to walk away and just let it sit. It may be different in the morning. That’s kind of a life thing.

Serious tiny sculpting

Calling it a night. Sometimes it’s good to walk away and just let it sit. It may be different in the morning. That’s kind of a life thing.

Set take two

Rebuilt the base to allow easy access to the underside. Magnets are used to hold the armature. Here to scale…

Set take two

Rebuilt the base to allow easy access to the underside. Magnets are used to hold the armature. Here to scale…

first animatic

First test. I’m using Imogen Heap’s “You Got It In You” as a placeholder. It fits the desired pacing and vibe. It has a slowly mounting pace. The environment is stills of the set. Lesson learned: If I want to

first animatic

First test. I’m using Imogen Heap’s “You Got It In You” as a placeholder. It fits the desired pacing and vibe. It has a slowly mounting pace. The environment is stills of the set. Lesson learned: If I want to

Today’s progress

Animation test Lessons learned: I need to rebuild the base of the set so I have easy access to the entirety of the underside of the floor to place the magnets. 10 frames per second is too choppy. Oh, well.

Today’s progress

Animation test Lessons learned: I need to rebuild the base of the set so I have easy access to the entirety of the underside of the floor to place the magnets. 10 frames per second is too choppy. Oh, well.

a skeleton

Armature building. hacksaw not included

a skeleton

Armature building. hacksaw not included

Specifications notes

Researching the creation of my puppet. I don’t know what will allow me the most expressiveness. I need to be able to manipulate eyebrows, the lower and upper eyelids, cheeks and mouth. She will not have very much dialog, perhaps

Specifications notes

Researching the creation of my puppet. I don’t know what will allow me the most expressiveness. I need to be able to manipulate eyebrows, the lower and upper eyelids, cheeks and mouth. She will not have very much dialog, perhaps

in preparation

Animation supplies arriving on Friday (in theory). Preparing my work space. I still don’t know how it ends.

in preparation

Animation supplies arriving on Friday (in theory). Preparing my work space. I still don’t know how it ends.

it’s all in the details

Saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2…pretty great. The quality of faces and hands (the animated and the real folks both) grab at feeling. I’d like to see stills of Groot. He doesn’t have eyebrows. I clearly got sadness, and awe,

it’s all in the details

Saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2…pretty great. The quality of faces and hands (the animated and the real folks both) grab at feeling. I’d like to see stills of Groot. He doesn’t have eyebrows. I clearly got sadness, and awe,