Our characters visit the Doctor for an uncomfortable update to their medical situation. The voice of the doctor was acted with medical gravitas by Austin Bunn.
- The shape for the puppet is first sketched, making sure to draw in where the articulation points connect.
- Transfer shapes to the material puppet will be made from. I use Seral graphite paper to trace the shapes.
- Cut out pieces and punch joint holes at articulation point.
Now your are ready to animate your big, floppy tongue.No Comments on Articulated Tongue Construction
Here is a whopping 15 seconds of animation from the new project, Lingua Absentia. All animation is in camera shot on a multi-plane animation stand with 2d, jointed, paper puppets. Stay tuned! There’s more to come!No Comments on A Whopping 15 Seconds.
DIY Animation Stand:
72 ” x36″x18″ steel freestanding shelving unit; custom cut glass; clamp lights.
You can get the shelving unit at pretty much any hardware store. The Center pane isn’t adjustable, but you can customize the height of the others. Acquiring the glass is a bit more challenging. Attempting to cut it yourself from a storm window will inevitably end in an uncomfortable amount of blood and several tears. Find a glass shop that can supply the glass and cut the pieces for you. I’m using 3/16″ thick clear, tempered panes.
Another tip: Use a circular polarizing filter to shoot. It will save you a headache from dealing with reflections. I’m using the Hoya Pro1 Circular PL.
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