I didn’t think they could get any cooler… but in ‘Cool Bikes’ they got so cool they threw off the balance of cool in the universe:

Updated Animatic

Been getting lots of good feedback and I’ve made a few changes to the animatic. Hope it’s making more sense. Think it will be better with the new beginning and a bit of dialogue in, but this is where it’s at for now…

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So this morning I sat down in the studio and tried harder. It started off slowly… but I got one good head done. The male bully Greg‘s head looks a quite different than the guy I drew in the storyboard. There were originally two male bullies now it’s just Greg. Who’s look was in part inspired by Alan M. from Josie and the pussycats (was originally going to appear at Trip’s work but now that scene has been cut). Greg is one of those guys who pretends to be sensitive (with his acoustic guitar) but is actually a total dick. He’s one of those people who prefers constantly belittling others to smashing them to bits (like Scott, the archetypal jock-douche) but if you get on his nerves he’ll have a go, only if he’s sure you’re weaker than him. What a jerk, I hate this guy already. Without hair he looks more like the guy from the original Hills Have Eyes! But when he gets his mop it will make more sense. Anyway, long story short he gets what he deserves…

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Puppet Heads and Hair Do’s

So I worked on the heads yesterday, I felt like I was getting nowhere and the models weren’t how I had hoped, well they weren’t, but they were necessary bit of practice in order to get a bit better. My hands are so out of practice at sculpting anything other than skeletons! also tried out all sorts of hair-styles and options to get a feel for the character. Some for practical purposes others were just for fun!


Wood Work Shop

We have access to the amazing ‘3D Large’ space at college. Today I was building the structure that will be under my main set. This will allow me to put magnets/bolts underneath to hold puppets in place. These photos are what happened on day 1. I’m quite pleased, I really thought it was going to be harder. I had done the drawings and measurements which just made all the sawing up much simpler. It’s pretty big and heavy, so it will be sturdy enough. Daisy, the 3D large technician was really cool, she filled me in on all the tools (like the chop saw) and then let me get on with it, helping me out when I… screwed up. A rewarding day, now I can’t wait to put the lid on it this Thursday!

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