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Sometimes, the process of making a stop motion animated film is a bit like being locked in a deadly struggle with a fearsome sea serpent, only to look into its face and recognize yourself. This blog is for anyone who has battled a 12-inch tall monster of their own and discovered a worthy adversary and a beautiful friendship.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Inside the Stoorworm (Literally)

 Here are the promised set-in-progress images. They may not seem like much now, but they are actually the insides of a fearful sea monster! The image to the left shows the beginnings of a grisly colonnade of enormous ribs that Thorvald must traverse on his perilous journey. They will be built up out of layers of wax on an aluminum wire armature to give them a bit of a translucent glow when lit properly. 
     The mesh-covered frame in the background, seen submerged beneath layers of multi-textured papier-mache in the picture to the right, will eventually be one of two movable walls, that will hopefully be able to accommodate a greater range of camera angles. Everything has yet to be painted.

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