March 20, 2016

So there I was, in the dead of February, thinking: I need to learn a new skill.

I looked up 'felting kits' on Amazon.ca and decided to watch youtube videos on how to felt small things. On the subway and even during down times at work, I poked away in excitement.

Felting is relatively easy, and in this case, it was pretty inexpensive ($30 with shipping).

A friend of mine is in the process of opening a brewery (halo) and...

February 15, 2016

Maybe it's because I wish I was laying in the desert sun?

Or maybe it's because we've been really into nature documentaries on Netflix?

Reptiles are just so, so fascinating.

I mean, look at this guy. The details!

For February's animation, I knew I wanted to sculpt a chameleon.

I also knew I wanted to animate it's eyes to a disco song. 

I started by using a small block of wood, some foil and some armature wire.

I layered on some...

January 13, 2016

With every new year comes a set of new goals on the ol' vision board.

Most of them get crossed off as they're never completetly unattainable.

It's usually something like "Stretch" or "Breathe" or "Stop saying yes all the time."

For 2016, I am challenging myself to create one animation per month. That means 12 short stop motion animations within the year. My 2016 is turning out to be entirely about discipline.

For Ja...

October 27, 2015

When it comes to puppet making, I have an obsession with hands... TINY HANDS! 

 

Prague really had it down to a science.

 

I distinctly remember our visit to Jaroslav Bezdek's studio.

 

Our class had crammed into his quirky bachelor apartment to learn about latex hands.

 

He was a very skilled man, with a "secret" recipe. We witnessed two hands come to life and got to make a pair of our own, but never have I been able to achieve...

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