Brother Thomas Film
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!
Brenda Baumgarten: Puppet Fabricator
Brenda is a good friend and a most excellent puppet maker who has been working on this armature over the last couple of months in spite of a very busy production schedule. Not to mention the hours she has invested via Skype advising and mentoring me through the design and fabrication process. Read more…
Jeff Morice is a talented young Animator/Artist who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kansas City Art Institute in 2013. While at the Art Institute, Jeff specialized in a broad variety of animation techniques including hand drawn/digital 2D, 3D Computer Graphics (CG) and motion graphics.
As you can see from his work on the dragonfly, Jeff pays incredible attention to detail and has an eye for subtle motion and beauty. All that and he’s REALLY good with technology. All of this is on display in his animation reel and his beautifully animated short The Prince of Margo.
When I was starting out in stop-motion animation, Rich hired me for my first model-making job. 20 years later Rich’s expertise in dimensional model making and his exquisite attention to detail have made him the most sought after Model Maker in Chicago.
The Big Ben image above is of a 3 ½ foot physical model that Rich fabricated out of etched metal, tooled plastic and cast urethane. Reconnecting with Rich on this project has been a great pleasure. The realization that Rich will be devoting his artistry towards building Br. Thomas a cathedral is still sinking in.
Click here to read more about team that’s coming together to make The Temptation of Brother Thomas.
I am thrilled to announce that Brother Thomas has his very own Sound Designer! (Odd for a monk who never speaks I know.)
Jeff Jacoby has recently signed on to the Brother Thomas project. Jeff brings a long list of talents and a broad range of professional experience with him. Jeff actively practices sound art, sound design, writing, directing and radio production. Read more…