January 15, 2020

In 2018, I worked on the Tom Hanks starring Mr. Rogers movie Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.  It has now been released!

I was a model maker in the miniatures department, and our models make up many of the establishing shots in the movie.

Here is our rendition of my be...

July 19, 2019

I've been sort of noodling around with this in the background for a while now.  I'd like to keep working on it, I think, but I've stared at it for so long that I can't really tell what it looks like.  Maybe that makes it a bad candidate for this little update, but here...

December 8, 2018

For the past few months, I've been working on a real large actual job for a real large actual production company.  I can't talk too much about it yet, but it is very exciting.  It came up kind of suddenly, so I had to drop a lot of the little projects that I was workin...

June 28, 2018

I am not yet quite done with this, but it has been AGES since I posted an update.

This took me a while.

I usually enjoy tedious tasks, but boy oh boy if these bricks did not test my will to its limits.  All 12,000 of them.  Each receiving some degree of personal attentio...

March 27, 2018

It's been a while since I sculpted something just for the heck of it.  I had a hunk of clay that I didn't like, so I decided to use it up on this fella.  It's based on a drawing my brother did of Frankenstein's Monster while he was reading the novel a few years ago (I'...

March 18, 2018

I made another puppet.  Some more foam buildup.

My visual goal was similar to the last one, but I think this method didn't serve this puppet as well as the other.  I was fairly worried about it throughout the process, but I think it turned out alright.

With these puppets...

March 1, 2018

So, uh, it's a big day for my website.  Here's my short.  Don't show it to kids.  Or the elderly.

March 1, 2018

I made a puppet.  It's built on an armature that is similar to the B&S one I just made, but I wanted to keep that bad boy open for tweaks. 

February 12, 2018

I made a head.  For the final puppet, should I use this armature, I might add a bit of structure to give more support to other parts of the face.  This has a lower jaw on a hinge, a swivel joint that connects the lower part of the head to the upper, and a second swivel...

February 9, 2018

 This is most of the rest of this armature.  Ignore the scary dungeon basement backdrop.  I'm working on the head now, which I think is the most complex part after the hands.

Once I finish the head, I'll likely go back through and try more complex joints in so...

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