Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rubia Update 5/25

Photos from filming. Check our twitter page for more frequent updates, photos, and video footage!
The setup 

test shot 

rubia's cat is waiting for her to come home from school

Rubia waiting to go on stage :) 

Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12th, 2016

Latex is here and was applied in great quantities today! The latex is what we are using to give the characters skin.
Also, Monica tried her hand at cutting bodies(Cutting the foam that makes up the body parts of our puppets)!

We will be presenting at March's artwalk in Portland, ME, so if you're in the area, come say hi!

Today's progress:

Latex on the kappas

Rubia in the process

Drilling holes for eye sockets
The difference between a latexed leg and a non-latexed one
The cast so far!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 22nd, 2016 Progress

 This post is a little late, but here we are.

We started the day making a low coffee table for the living room scene...

Made out of stiff green foam and painted with acrylic paints. The texture looks just like wood! I slid in a piece of clear plastic for the glass in the middle of the table. 

chair progress

And here are the completed products. There is still some touching up to be done on both these pieces.

 Sophia is nearly done with the solidworks designs for a stage, transportation and storage for the stage, as well as a lighting rig. (picture?)

Next week we need to start the stage building and add clothes and accessories to the armatures. We plan on making the stage out of luan wood, which was used on a mural project last hopefully we still have the leftovers. If not, school's right next to a lumber yard :) The hope is to start filming by February 19th.

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15th Progress Update

Today we put together more skeletons for characters.
Also, Rubia's chair is nearly complete!

I found the tutorial to build the chair here
Sophia is building the table and stage for our set in solidworks.
Next weeks plans will include finalizing this design and we'll have more set pieces to display. Filming to come in February! 

Friday, January 8, 2016

A kappa is born! (January 8 progress report)

Today a kappa received muscle tissue,  Rubia's chair was started, and a big mess was made(Upholstery foam sticks to EVERYTHING)!