Full Moon

for my latest film – I added some characters to the the woods – this time it’s a Singapura Cat and a noisy Fruit Bat

some behind the scenes of the characters in production

the fruit bat who hangs from a tree

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a dozen sparkling stars for the night sky

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the characters are ready for the shoot

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the final film – “Full Moon”:

 

Lobster Talk

two lobsters discussing the subtle differences in language across the pond from eachother

the first drawing is a lobster eating his favorite snack of fresh corn

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Storyboard sketch for Lobster Talk…

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the film:

Fox and Bird

The next film up is Fox and Bird – the puppets are getting more refined now that I understand the medium better and the level of detail I can achieve on film. The story is a phone call between a Fennec Fox and his friend, Bird

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to achieve the screen swipe – I printed a couple dozen photoshopped screen images to carefully pull out with an X-Acto knife and replace between shots

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here is the final film:

The First Fox Film

With the energy of the class I just attended – I wanted to start on my first stop-motion film using more elaborate paper puppets and a few characters layered on the multiplane setup. First I used a heavy cardstock/bristol board to cut out the basic characters, then I pained each with acrylic and hinged the elements together with thin wire and gaffer’s tape

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Franco and Marrone

Today marks exactly 3 months since I started the Franco the Bunny book project – thanks everyone for your emails, comments and getting to 1k subscribers on the book page – I really appreciate all the support

here is Franco meeting Marrone for the first time…

FRANCO AND THE MOUSE MASTER

 

this is Marrone as the drawing was getting started…

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