LEE HARDCASTLE

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Lee Hardcastle is an inspiration from the animation underground. Gruesome and gory animation. He’s been a bit of sensation recently. Zombies, aliens and chainsaws, stuff that works so well in puppet animation. His approach is very DIY, he doesn’t hide the fact sets are cardboard and the characters are plasticine, but embraces it but includes some really good animation. Really good timing of exploding guts and all that. Plently of chopped ankles and sawn off shotguns. BLAM>>>SPLURT…GROAN! His youtube channel is packed with plenty of this wholesome stuff.

 

 

Colour vs Black and White Trip

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I just remembered this Gobelins film. Kinda 90’s. Some elements of Tank Girl and Daria, with a bit of X-Men Evolution or something. BUT, I can’t believe that little bitch was taking drugs between classes! No wonder she’s so frickin’ insecure.

More on that note. Back to my favourite of favourites… before Regular Show came ‘2 in the AM PM’

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Awesome! And before Pops on Regular Show there was The Naive Man From Lolliland.

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Here’s the genius creator behind the Regular Show: JG Quintel.

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Check out how they still storyboard the show on post-it notes.

 

Stop-Motion Workshop

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Had the first day of a really great stop-motion workshop with Darryl today. He showed us a ton of stuff these two “making of” really made me want to make a stop-motion film again! I planned to animate my next idea in TVPaint, but maybe I could work some stop-motion into it too!

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Blondes

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I forgot to post this! We had a great time watching this at the beginning of the project. The blonde bombshell character has changed quite a lot from the Mae West impersonator she once was, but nonetheless there is definitely evidence of this performance in our film. Craig Russell actually lived with Mae West hence the accurate portrayal voice and all!

Speaking of Blondes. Steve reminded me of the Jayne Mansfield clip Birgitta showed in here lecture from “Girl Can’t Help It” I loved that lecture, and Mansfields another one who deserves a nod. God bless those Hollywood Blondes, don’t know where I’d be with out them. Walk that walk Jayney!

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And one more Blonde with a sense of humour… Anna Nicole Smith. Well a darn good rendition of her. Now, this was made before the poor girl tragically died, so it’s meant in good humour. Anyway, take a few ounces of each of these three performances shake well and with luck something of that concoction might just appear our character.

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