Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Stop Motion Short

So I recently got a real camera (need to get a tripod, that's on the check list) and also came to the realization that to stop fooling around and start doing a stop motion short because it'll be fun.

I have been a big fan of the Rasch's online documenting of their projects, so perhaps this will be the same thing. (and if it fails, no one reads this anyway :P  )

I realize the animation is probably going to be pretty rough, as I learn how to animate stopmo, which is actually freeing, cuz I can just jump in and go since I don't have high expectations.

The plan: King Kong (of course, where would stop motion be without him)wearing a white tuxedo singing "Lonely at the Top" (actually sung by the acapella group 'The Bobs') in a cardboard city.

what's done:

Animatic (so I could work out how to keep set and extra's building to a minimum)
concept art   (think I'm going to do my extra's like Jon does his characters)
set design
puppet supplies (partly, may run out of wire, and have to get liquid latex (might just call up the local sex shop and see if they have any on hand (they're the only ones who would have it right?))

to do:
x -sheets for the scenes (gonna use papagayo since magpie costs now)
build the puppets (gonna do a swappable mouth/muzzle on kong for the sync, fimo eyelids and brows, latex dipped hands)
figure out how the vehicles are going to be made and rigged
build sets (hopefully only going to need 1 big set (which there's empty space at work) and the rest will be little sets I can set up and take down at home while the kids are sleeping)
get a tripod and lights
stop hemming and prepping and get to work

things to see:
here's concept art and test model (still sucking, the plan is to have the nose actually the tip of a little stick which goes into a hole in the head, so the whole muzzle can move around a little and hopefully get  a little more life into the sync)

this was working out a way to have Kong fall of the building without having to model the whole city. My cat helped. 

1 comment:

jriggity said...

Super exciting man!!!

Ill be watching.....this stop mo stuff is insane....can wait to see what ya come up with.