Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A NEW PROJECT!! Kick off !!

Hey guys,

now that GLD is out in the world flying under its own power we are moveing into the next project. We will continue this project under the StopMotion Mission Banner and you will be able to watch it all happen from the very begining once more.

Well , first off.....Shel and I have had a project or 3 brewing for a bit.....and with a Long mountain hike we wrote and decided on this film as our next. We dont have a title yet but we have a great story and fun characters a happening.

So each week we should post an update on our progress as we move toward the goal of a finished film in half the time of GLD.

heres our first character from the new film.

ModelSheet -

Dober - Yes .....hes a Dog from Another Galaxy far away!!

Maquette -

Armature - MoldSculpt -
Mold - Foamed -
Painted -
and soon to be animated!!! In this Film we are excited to use all that we learned from the first film.....We want to Improve upon our successes and Incorperate a new Quality and Cinematic Knowledge to this film.

We are makeing a much smaller scale story....only 2 actors -1 set -2 Ships - and 1 great story.

This will help us get to the finish line much faster.

We are excited to Kick this film off ..... and share it all with you guys!



Michael Granberry said...

WOOHOOOOO! Fierceness!

amoebaboy said...

wow ! cool looking character lets see some more.

Alonso said...

ROCKING! Looks fun already. Is Shel gonna animate on this one, or is she still a padawan?

The mold sculpt shot, it looks like an armature with electrical tape over it, and clay on top, is that just a quicky armature to sculpt on top of, or is that an actual armature and you're take the clay back off?

exciting stuff!

Kramer Klaymation said...

Looks cool and good progress has already been made. Hope you continue to improve and make some awesome stuff.

Anonymous said...

That looks friggin' awesome. Well, it looks like we're both doing space themes, but you've got a waaay different take on it. I'm looking forward to what you come up with!

Mike Adair said...

You guys are crazy talented! This is gonna be goooood!

emmyymme said...

Awesome!! Can't wait to follow along :)

Brian said...

Can't wait to see what it is about.

Kevin Harman said...

Looks very neat! Is there any way to view Gerald's Last Day? A DVD on the way?!

Yuji said...

Nice! I'm digging the design. I like that you used Jurgen for the armatures. He rocks!

rich johnson said...

Yes! I love space! this is going to be so cool to follow along! nice sculpt. looks pro, like everything you guys do.

Nofby said...

This is so cool!!! Great work man!

jriggity said...

Thanks for the Kik off Cheers guys!

{Amoebaboy}- you will ...very soon

{Alonso} Im not sure if shels going to animate on this one....but.... as soon as shes done with ship contruction shes scheduled to go back to Justin Animation school for a good while.

The armature with tape over it is a real ball and socket armature we had made for this puppet. I put the tape on just to protect the armature. Yes, after its molded the clay all gets wrecked and we pull it off the armature for bakeing in foam.

{kramer} thanks dood ...will do

{Don}Space themes are fun!! I had to do one cartoon in space at least in my rounds.

{Mike} Thanks dood...I love your work too man...

{emmyymmme} thanks for all the support.

{Brian}...its got alot of comedy and cleverness to it.

{Kevin}GLD is definately comeing to DVD....it might even be online for a very short run in a few months. Stay tuned.

{Yuki}...yes....Jrgens work is TOP NOTCH! I am so happy with what hes created for us.

{Rich} thanks bro!

{Nofby} thanks again...you guys are so inspiration to us..

UbaTuber said...

Congrats on finishing your last film, wish I couldve been to the screening! I think its awesome that you guys are going full-steam-ahead on a new short already, and I love Dober, great job as usual!

Shelley Noble said...

A lot of progress already! gogogogo.

Dob, looks a great character. [nekkid sculptor in the zone, hee]

Someone smart needs to make a web series with your making these films as stars!

Alonso said...

so what about the postmortem on Gerald? Is that one of the specials on the DVD, or is it gonna get posted here eventually?

CJandBuster said...


Dober looks awsome!

I love that you share the process with everyone. Seeing something come alive is at the heart of Stop motion. Thanks for sharing your journey with us! =)

CraftCadet said...

Beautiful sculpting. I have ask how long it took you make. Terrific design looking forward to seeing him move. I'm still gagging to see Geralds Last Day. You guys are wonderous.

Sven Bonnichsen said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE you just went from concept sketch to a fully armatured, foamed, and painted puppet in one blog post! My mind is utterly BLOWN!

What's the word I'm looking for here....? Oh yes...


jriggity said...

{uba} - Thanks dood...I wish you could have been there too!

Im very fond of Dober as well.

{Alonso} A post Mortem...is a great idea...we did cover alot of it in the special features...but it would be cool to document it here on a deeper level.

{CJ} -Thanks dood...I appreciate all your positivity!

{Craft Cadet} - It took me probably - 12 hours to sculpt the maquette....and about the same on the Mold sculpture.

{Sven} Believe it man...we are very focused on this film...and Me and shel have become a FORCE as we work together....We already have a ton to share...so keep a look out for Puppet number 2 next week.

and thanks for watching !


Craig Harris said...

Rollin rollin rollin...keep those doggies rollin...Raaawwhhiiiiideee!!

Kick ass guys, cant wait!!

Gregory Sesma said...

adventure time!

I can't wait to follow your progress on this new project.

Ryan McCulloch said...

holy cow!!! what a beautiful design! I can already tell this will be something very special!!! Dober is so cool and would make an awesome toy!

Grant's Animation said...

Can't wait to see the ship. You two are machines!

FleaCircusDirector said...

That's a great character you have made there.

NM said...

WOW. I happened upon your blog, and am in awe! It's amazing what you're doing and you give hope and inspiration to me, that's for sure. I can't wait to see how this turns out. Really great sketches, maquette, and puppet. I'm sure you'll just keep blowing my mind...

Paul (Vortex42) said...

WOW! What more can I say - The recent animation test shows some of your best work to date. You guys are going somewhere here!