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The night before we had to rush to the hospital I shot a super quick animation test.

I wanted to see how the padding and fabric would react while I was animating. I was concerned that the foam around the torso would create too much bounce and unintentional movement in the clothing.

I'm expecting to get a little bit of jiggle and herky-jerky, but by the same token I don’t want everything to look like it was shot in a wind tunnel during a hurricane.

I wasn’t thinking much about the over all movement and timing of the puppet and I bumped the camera a couple of times, but just looking at the way the shirt moves, I think it works. Over all I’m pretty happy with it and it fit’s in with the look of what I’m trying to create.

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Vincent T├ętreault said...

Your puppet is really.. really impressive. I love the look of it. The hair is specially spectacular.

I can't wait to see more animation with it.

Sean Tiffany said...

That looks absolutely GREAT! I love how fluid and natural the motions look. Put in a soundtrack of music, sounds and voices, and the whole thing will be totally believable!

Shelley Noble said...

Wonderful!! I love love love the way this looks too! There's nothing better to me than a handmade stop motion film...that looks like it was handmade!! [I'm looking at you Coraline--you blew it!]

Ludo Weyden said...

Whoha! Jeff it is getting better and better every time. Very nice work!

Jeff Lafferty said...

Thanks guys, I really appreciate it!!!