So after the madness of basic walks we have graduated on to character walks. We also took delivery of 6 lovely new puppets all of which vary in gender, ethnicity and body shape. We were like kids on Christmas morning. I was given a rather portly woman to work with and the brief that she was to be jaunty yet fussy like a mother hen. She used the replacement mouths of Queen Victoria from the Pirates film and so I found myself with 13 boxes full of 624 3D printed mouths. These took a while to figure out.
We diligently went about our research and below you can see my chronically bad video reference. Try as I might I found it difficult to embody a large middle-aged matriarch. It is a curse but one I believe I can learn to live with. If you are some kind of wizard then perhaps you can deduce what the final animation looks like from my reference and picture of my dragonframe scrawlings. If not then you will just have to wait until December.
I also accidentally met the president of Singapore as he toured the studio! His entire armed envoy greeted me as they walked past. Here is a link to a bewildering news article about it.
In other unexpected news I've been informed that my graduation film 'Facet' has been selected for competition at the Animated dreams festival in Tallinn.
And in case you were wondering the cat came back once more, drunk our milk and then sauntered off into the night, such is the nature of cats/the universe.
Stop-motion animator and model maker with an interest in documentary film-making.