Bubadook Stop Motion project
After I watched the Bubadook at the end of last year. I couldn't get the movie out of my head. I had the idea to make a stop motion with using drawings that were based on the Bubadook book. I didn't get very far with the project and it's still a work in progress but this is a snip-it of what I came up with.
My first ever stop motion film. I had a lot of late nights taking the photographs for this film. I realized that the only way I was going to get Toby to cooperate was to photograph him while he was asleep. The whole thing was made using a tablet which I attached to a standing mirror which I then tilted and wedged under the cot. I tried putting a lot of different things in the cot to see what the effect would be. One thing I tried was adding about 100 plastic balls and then taking them out slowly. It was a bit of a nightmare because they kept moving around and falling out of the cot. Many times Toby woke up and freaked out because there was some strange stuff in his cot. I would have to take him out and comfort him and take all the stuff out then put him back in again. I am so glad that I made this movie, even if it was a big test of patience because it's a really unique record of that time in his life.
A Gumby Halloween
I have always been a Gumby fan and I seem to have collected quite a few figurines over the years. I realized that I could give my Gumby figurine different outfits using Plasticine.