Wednesday, August 4, 2010

songs in the key ... part 2

so,
...where were we ........?

ah yes ........music clip,
"songs in the key." ..........puppet construction with eyeballs that are moveable within a very tiny constricted set with a big hairstyle over the open head surgery part....

first test: - solid clay head 

character :
female
insecty
victorian
big bug eyes
mid 20s-ish
sweet
creepy
threadbare

 
 

 
and so if anyone has any fantastic ideas about workable eyelids at this stage ...feel free to ...let me know ..!!!!!!!!



the little hands were weird...as I was making them they were wrapping creepily around my finger .... odd little life-signs coming out of cold wet clay.............................................................





now ...armature for the body ... proportions ... to head size .... I want the head quite big like a child's head is,    ... too big for the body ... a kind of innocence of character...
the wire is an aluminium armature stop motion wire from the UK, specifically designed for animation ... twisted to add strength with brass jointings that are tensioned for ample but restricted movement in tiny increments over a long period of time ...
the feet have joints and points for nut and bolt "tie offs" on the set so the puppet doesnt fall over from shot to shot .....




armature running off to Ingermaaike in Norway for a victorian felted body encasement ....



ahhhhhhhhhhh.............. if only it were that simple ............

:D

12 comments:

ingermaaike said...

OOoooooh I so see her in my minds eye! Fly ,baby,fly!

Star of the East said...

Oooohhhhh sooooooo cool!!!
I have no idea about doll's eyes though, but you can probebly find some great tips by google, and youtube :)

evihan said...

increadible workkkkkkkkkkkk

Dina Fragola said...

Well, the way the Tim Burton team does it, is that they have different sets of eyes/ eyebrows and they switch them. Or maybe you could add them in post production?
Oh I wish I could go help you...I so love making animations ^_^

donauluft said...

cool post!

kraplap said...

WOW !!!! what else can I say ?

vadjutka said...

what a project - pls show the doll when finished - I'd love to see the dress :-)

Rita alias alatvian said...

WOW! What a project!
Sorry, no idea about the eye lids...
Good luck!

Michelle said...

WOW,
I am so impressed,
that is really absolutely cool!!!!

gr8jewellery said...

oh wow! she's amazing Frances!

I'm thinking something along the lines of flexible, thin and strong plastic or film for the eyelids, cut into a kind of petal shape that can be pushed up into the tiny space between the eyeball and socket. The film would need to be connected to the eyeball by a pin or something on which it can rotate. Can the eyeballs be punctured?

matchstickgirl said...

No the eyeballs are german handblown glass eyes .... they were my first purchase .... cant be punctured ...

and obviously my most important characteristic of the little puppetina

line said...

Maybe you could connect the eyelid to two points just inside the edge of the socket - to the right and left side of the eye - and rotate it around those.

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