Saturday, December 26, 2015

Winter break progress

Sophia here!
I am working on the heads over break! Here is a photo of a kappa with a skull.

Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18th Progress Update

Our last Flex Friday before Christmas vacation.
We have two full armature skeletons! The kappa and Rubia are complete. Pictures below!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A short PSA

Sophia here,
So yesterday I built kappa skeleton 1 of 4. I did all of it with my bare hands and wire cutters. This was a bad idea. Bending and manipulating wire with your bare hands is quite painful.  Today my fingers are bruised and tender. Use needlenose pliers when working with wire.
Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11th Progress Update

Skeleton for the Kappa Yokai!
Today we purchased the magnets, foam, and super sculpey clay to craft the remainder of the models. We raised money from the indiegogo campaign, including a bake sale and some generous donations made directly to us. We have some money remaining to work with, but we anticipate we'll need a little more... so I've just launched the 2nd indiegogo campaign. It can be found here

Thank you so much to everyone who donated during our last campaign, we are very excited to get this rolling. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Exciting stuff from the week of December 4.

Hello, it's Sophia again,
On Friday, Monica and I went to our local Jo-Ann fabric store to get supplies.  We now have all the wire we need, and Monica has stuff to make an armchair.

Friday night was Art  Walk in Portland ME, and the clip from MMW was shown.

Saturday,  I designed all the armatures, and began designing the outer bodies as well.

Rubia has a twitter now! You can follow her @rubia_baxter.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Maine Media Workshop Final Product

Sophia here!
During the first two months of the school year, we took part in a class at Baxter taught by Ana Foy from Maine Media Workshop.  The goal of the class was to have a cinematic scene written, shot, and produced.  The scene we shot was a short live action clip of Rubia packing things into moving boxes(which will be opened in the actual film).  Monica composed original music for the scene, and I finished the final edit last night!  Both the rough cut and the final cut are now on our YouTube channel for your watching pleasure.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday, November 20th 2015

We are pleased to announce that our Indiegogo campaign is live at
Please support the film by contributing or sharing on social media!

Today's progress:
We have successfully story boarded scenes 4 and 5.
Scene 4, While being chased by Ittan Momen in the forest, Rubia stumbles upon a small church.

Scene 5, Rubia enters the church and finds a small plant at the alter, the rubia peregrina plant. She approaches it and is suddenly surrounded by the hitodama, the souls of her friends. 

The hitodama corner Rubia and lead her outside the church. They reveal themselves to be her friends she moved away from. They forgive her and help her to let them go. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rubia video clip

We were part of a class through Maine Media Workshops for the past few weeks, and this is the result!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday the 13, November 2015

Today we have been story boarding and finishing our proposal.  We have a general idea of where we want the story to go, we have the first two scenes ironed out, and a (hopefully) finished.  Sophia has started a list of dolls to make, and Monica spearheaded the writing of a story outline.