Imagine crawling a race with a tortoise and suddenly you realise how slow you are by seeing the tail of the tortoise disappear at the horizon, way in front of you. Yeah, you figure…
That’s how it feels when I’m having a closer look at the production planning lately. Producing and financing a short film all by your own isn’t the quickest way to do a project which is known for being done as a team effort.
Dallan Keelin is finally ready to be partially transformed into foam latex. The advantage of foam latex compared to plasticine is the lasting condition of the material while looking rather similar. It can be painted, doesn’t get dusty and is fairly flexible in terms of movement. You see, it’s primarily an advantage behind the camera.
For more information about foam latex puppet making I’d advice you to get the insightful Foam Latex 101 DVD from Kathi Zung (who made, amongst others, the puppets for MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch).
The lighthouse lamp had to be entirely redesigned after the first couple of mock-ups didn’t feel right. One or two more drafts and the construction will be modelled in 3D to be then 3D-printed. More on that as soon as I’d been to Protospace in Utrecht.
And last but not least, the weblog will be receiving a minor update to integrate a twitter feed and production shots to give you more frequent updates on the production.