Thursday, 24 June 2010

more from the bedsit

I should be ready to start shooting my stop motion section soon. I haven't put any miniature lights in this set as I did in my last project but I want to keep it quite dark and I have some special FX to go in post production.

I would like it to look like it's lit from the TV which would be casting changing light and wondered if I could do that with a mobile phone screen, emm we'll see ;P

the bedsit

My bedsit mini set is starting to take shape now. Going to air brush on some more grime tomorrow.

I think I might go and borrow the HD camera soon and get to footage for the eyes.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

more food


I've never really made mini food before so I was quite pleased with how these turned out.

Lots of left over Chinese takeaway, cereal and old pizza perfect for my geeky slobs bedsit.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Just been making my mini set today, still got lots to do but here's another little test. I really need to work on my movement :(

Friday, 18 June 2010

man test1

The clothes look too bulky, when I make a doll I would usually starch the fabric in place so it looks like it's hanging. I think I might have to make him some new trousers. I haven't figured out how to attach the hands either yet, maybe just drill and hole for a wire and not worry about a ball joint for there.

My stikfas armature

This is the 1/12th scale man I built up from the stikfas armatures. The tiny magnets are still holding him up so I'm really pleased.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

laser eyes FXs

laser eyes FXs, the laser starts out way too slow and I need to clean up the footage on the left side of the pot.

power blast fx

some power blast fx

fart gas

This is a little special fx clip I did for a friend. I still need to fix the fart cloud and the smoke and the end needs scaling.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


I just found these really cool stop motion figures from a company called Stikfas. They're only 3 inches tall but the arms are a good length for my 1/12th scale models and I plan to use the joints and make the rest of the figure by just cutting and stretching the other body parts. I brought two different kinds of models, the red one has extras joints at the knees and elbows but actually I think the blue one will work in a more natural way. I'm really please with these little £2.99 figures, I had been looking at professionally make metal armatures which could be cut down to make 5 inch characters but I think the balls for the joints were about 6mm and that would have looked awful and it would have cost about £100 to find out.