Into the Stuffing

Tests and shooting dates

November 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

You know that idea about shooting entirely on location? Yeah, so we’re doing the opposite . . . but I have some ideas for how to work out the backgrounds that should mean I don’t need animators. On December 5th we’ll be making some tests to try out these ideas. I’m confident one of them [...]

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Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

I bribed Stephanos to help make a Halloween card for you. Enjoy!

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Shooting on location

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

I have made changes to the script of Stuffed!, changes that will let me shoot on location instead of in front of a green screen. This should mean I won’t need animators. It should also make the lives of everyone on my crew much easier. To do this I need to find two locations: an [...]

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Puppets!

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Look inside this post for images of some of the finished puppets of Stuffed!

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Changes . . .

October 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Stuffed! has been going forward, but no plan survives reality. And of course the busier a project is the less easy it is to find time to document it. I have a completed draft of the pilot episode. It is, however, a 30 minutes episode – so I’ve decided to write a much shorter piece, [...]

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4 Sept 09 Update

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off

Scheduling Test shots should be a go for the first week of October. I still have to confirm with the puppeteers closer to the date. And I am still trying to guarantee access to the green screen studio and permission to shoot on campus during that week; everything at a university seems to take time, [...]

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Script rewrite

September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

I have an amazing idea for the pilot! The funny thing is: I had the idea a long time ago. I just thought it was a bit too wild and wacky to start the show. I’ve been trying to introduce the characters, to pull back a bit, make sure I wrote something that an audience [...]

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Puppetry materials in Montreal

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

As a public service I’m going to provide (with permission) a synopsis of a long email about puppet materials that I received from Graham Soul. Mostly this is a list of places to buy puppetry materials in Montreal. For determining quantities of materials needed, the best way to go about it is to make drawings/plans [...]

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14-25 AUG 09 – Construction

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I picked up some useful information from Mary Robinette Kowal at the World SF and Fantasy Convention, when I attended her panel on puppetry. Namely I picked up the following tips: For tongue-and-groove construction you can use Nylon sheet, or Rubbermaid (specifically that brand) can be salvaged into sheets. International Rubber and Supply sells Ethafoam [...]

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14-25 Aug 09 – Schedule

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

The primary constraints of this project (besides money) is: the weather, and the scheduling commitments of crew. We need to either shoot in front of a green screen, and somehow animate backgrounds – or we need to wait to shoot in April of 2010. It depends on what’s going to be better for the project; [...]

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