It’s about 1 am in Hamburg, Germany and I stand in the studio as I write this post. It’s been non-stop for our small but fine team for the last few weeks and there is no end in sight just yet…so I have to squeeze in a quick update between lighting and camera and s3d
It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks, but finally the Milo is standing in the studio – big thank you to Knut Lange -, our first set Marionette Theater has been set up and our wonderful animator Juan Soto is creating some magic. The first shot of the teaser is nearly done and
Our main character Kara lives with a marionette double, who appears on stage in the teaser. Through a recommendation we discovered the marionette workshop Prague where we got in contact with Mirek Trejtnar. We asked him to carve a tiny!! wooden marionette from our drawings and build a stop motion replica with ball-and-socket armature for
The few props we have in the teaser were crafted by Nina Milarch at Steegmüller Skulpturen. The bus, which is work-in-progress in this picture, is built by Pablo Pinkus.
After several tests searching for the best-suited material, Agata Rojek made our Marionette Theater curtain from thin and tricky-to-sew silk. Hers was not an easy task: the curtain had to be animatable, thick enough to not see through to the back but thin enough to allow a shadow play with back-lit characters. The result turned
Here are some more set elements from the marionette stage, which was built in Ruit. The stage is finished and waiting for set-up for the shoot by now. The beautiful paint work was done by Susanna Jerger.
Here comes a little overview on things to expect here in the next months. As you probably noticed from the other posts, artwork is created and sets and puppets are being built, we are just getting ready for a shoot. As part of project development we are producing a 2.5 minutes teaser, to give an
It´s about time we introduced our set building team and their work. At Steegmüller-Skulpturen in Ruit, close to Stuttgart, the fabulous four Susanna Jerger (Head of Set Building), Jörg Steegmüller, Pablo Pinkus and Nina Milarch work hard to give our puppets a stage. And with a stage they started. We know, of course, about the
It’s one more of Olaf´s brilliant armatures. And it already has Mr Fleas’ personality.