Thursday, 11 November 2010

Animation research - Fantastic Mr Fox, the clangers and bagpuss!

a web libnk to Fantastic Mr Fox :D

a web link to a photo of the knitted "Clangers" puppett.

weblink to Bagpuss website :D !!

knitted animation research - max alexander website

some interesting stuff on a man called - Max Alexander's website !

knitted character research - Kawaii Amigurumi Animals, Veggies, and Characters - Kawaii Amigurumi Animals, Veggies, and Characters - some chrachter ideas- knitted creatures :D

knitted animation research - U900 -Diamond Head

very cute knitted animal charachters worth ahving a look at :D x x

Knitted animation research ; Live Earth - Short Film - Don´t Let It All Unravel another knitted stop motion film directed by sarah Cox, for the Live earth campaign back in 2007.

Some Style Research - Knitted Animation

This is a link to a film called "The little red plane" from Made of wool, is a really lovely film also has a space scene in it, have a look and see what you think, i really love this :D x

Marys Puppett making workshop 10th Nov

some key points to remember on Marys Workshop (10th Nov 2010) Today;

A list of things we need to do;

#buy some liquid latex from the Uni Stores (we can get one tub between the 2 of us).

#have the scale drawings completed by next weeks workshop.

#Me- have a remodel of the maquette head have a look at the real head shapes of creatures , have a look at skull photos, and think about how our head will be constructed.

#Have practiced moulding and playing with the different foams we were given, some are thicker , some are thin both can be usefull for a larger padded torso etc. different absorbencies and textures of the foam.

#look up places, B&Q, Wickes etc where we can buy the wire from.

#ME- have a go at playing with different tyes of materials, fur fabric, old cuddly toy fur, knitted skin of armature etc.

#also we need to research the style of the film, will it be made of knitted fabrics? i have a knitting machine at home and have knitting needles to experiment with.

# have a real idea and learn to understand the shapes of our characters, the head for example look at how our real life ani9mals heads are made up , this will make it easier to build from this then, when we have an understandin as to how the head works and can work for our design; the head is not a round ball, has the sections of ; brain shape (cranium ) on top, the solid face underneath(where the eyes will go)and the jaw underneath that(this is a hinge so the mouth can open and close).

anyway, hope this is a helpfull recap of the workshop and what we need to do/think about; if you cant think of anything else we should consider please post it!