Friday, June 18, 2010

Bunny Test

In one of the scenes of the Chris-bot movie Chris bot encounters a bunny, the first of many subjects to photograph.  This is a test of the bunny which is made out of clay.  Here's the Youtube Link.

Friday, June 4, 2010

New Rig!

I've been having trouble making Chris Bot walk and so I badly wanted a walking rig like the kind that you can buy for 60 bucks from some animation pro shop that uses ball sockets and joints.  Well, cause this is ghetto puppet making at it's finest I always keep my eyes open for stuff that may help me in my endeavors.
Well I recently came across some cheap ball and socket joints at Autozone.  The were attached to small mirrors and extension handles.  So basically I bought six of these small mirrors (they were two bucks each) and took the mirror and the extension portion off and soldered it to some square tubing.  Using a piece or round stock metal, I drilled into it and epoxied the square tubing into the round stock and attached it to my puppet.  Here's a picture of the mirrors and the final product.  Not bad for 5 bucks.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Painting Chris Bot and Adding Hands

So my wife Runi helped me paint Chris Bot this evening.  She has a background in theater and was able to create a nice textured look like old metal on him.
Once the light is adjusted you can see his true color.  In the photo above he contemplates taking a photo of the flower.
Here's the link to the short Youtube Video.

You may have to see it a few times to get the hang of whats happening.