Wednesday, July 21, 2010

songs in the key...

having agreed to make a short film /music clip
and having decided to shoot it in stop-motion animation
and having realised today that I am already 2 months into the project and not one frame has been shot .....
...I thought it high time to mention what is going on...

to a stills photographer 2 months pre-production time sounds insanely long ...
for film it appears years are needed  ... I have 4 months more
before finished product must be visible
tick tick tick ...tick.....tick...tick  tick tickticktick...

(pick yourself up off the floor Mr Failsafe!)

*first step listen to the song a million times and read the lyrics
*second step interpret story - make alot of notes and scribbles for producer to make weird comments about ..try and understand that my weird scribbles don't translate to someone outside my brain

*third step design character - make a lot of sketches












*fourth step realise that you have to work out how to construct an entire workable puppet head from scratch, with moving eyes and eyelids that you can get to in the back of her head in a small set and move in tiny increments during a very long period of time...that wont fall apart during 4 months of filming

hmmmmmmmmmmm

well at least I have her eyeballs so far

6 comments:

Star of the East said...

LOL to the eye ball :)
There are some great Etsy shops you could work with:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/blackeyedsuzie
http://www.etsy.com/shop/artsycraftsyfolks

Pamela Angus said...

sounds v.exciting! and a hell of a lot of work :D now hurry up!!

ingermaaike said...

Now where did I leave my teleporter...looks like you could use some help with the doll making part :) She looks awesome on paper!

Morrgan said...

Wow, this sounds exciting! Good luck getting more than the eyeballs. ;)

ArtMind said...

Loving your doll, Frances! I'm sure you'll make it awesome as you always do! :) Get well soon, sweet!

ira said...

What a busy bee you are and now you unwell! Get well soon Frances!

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