Check out the latest developments to the film
2016 Brother Thomas Teaser!
20th July 2016 By Steve Leeper
Introducing the 2016 promotional teaser for the Br. Thomas project! This teaser showcases the best of what we’ve accomplished over the last couple of years and gives a glimpse of the what’s in store.
I may be a little biased but I get goosebumps just watching it. . . I hope you do too!
Special thanks to all the folks who worked to make this happen and to everyone who have patiently been moving the Br. Thomas project forward.
BT Puppet: Armature/Brenda Baumgarten
15th July 2015 By Steve Leeper
From a guy who’s been walking around with a rigid maquette for the past 12 years, you have know idea how satisfying it is to post these following images!
All I can say is THANK YOU FOR THE AWESOME ARMATURE BRENDA!
Brenda assembled this armature from existing parts that she had in her shop but you wouldn’t know it to look at it. I gotta get me some of those spare parts. 🙂
Just look at those feet! There’s even holes to wire each and every toe!
Body Parts II: Storm Trooper Underwear
6th July 2015 By Steve Leeper
Because Br. Thomas is rather portly there was a concern that his girth would interfere with the puppets ability to pose and bend. Especially if he were cast as a solid block of silicone rubber.
The solution was to give Thomas a rigid set of “storm trooper underwear” that could suspend a piece of lightweight upholstery foam between his chest and hips to fill out his middle without inhibiting movement.