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15

Jun
2015

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In Scene Set-up

By Steve Leeper

Ladybug Part 1: A Whole New Look

On 15, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In Scene Set-up | By Steve Leeper

Funny story about that caterpillar shot we were so excited about?  Turns out to be for the wrong film! 🙂  We got so caught up in making our first shot look convincing that we forgot to consider the role realism would have on the film.   Waaaaay too serious!

So back to the drawing board to come up with a more playful, hand-made look for the film.  A look that would transport us into a different world and play up the magical qualities of stop-motion.  The Ladybug shot seemed like the perfect candidate.

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06

Apr
2015

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In Fabrication

By Steve Leeper

Building a Caterpillar: Part 2

On 06, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Fabrication | By Steve Leeper

So here are some pictures that catalog the caterpillar’s progression “through the lens” of the camera.

Starting with the original storyboard image to paper mock-ups and rough models, right through to the finished puppet.

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Apr
2015

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In Fabrication

By Steve Leeper

Building a Caterpillar: Part 1

On 01, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Fabrication | By Steve Leeper

Building a caterpillar to look directly into the camera lens is tricky business.

This is also the first stop-mo shot we’ll be producing and the forth to show up in the film.  What happens in this shot sets the tone for the rest of the film.

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