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BIGGER BETTER BUTTER



I'm currently working on a short stop-motion animation called Butter Mouth, written and directed by the incredibly talented Andrew Gibbs. A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to go down to Studio 9 in Hackney Wick to meet some of the super skillful crew at Wolf & Sheep Animation, and to see their amazing work in action.



The work these guys are doing has to be seen to be believed - their focus and attention to detail is simply stunning. The set in itself is a masterpiece of intricate detail - lush piled carpet, a kitchen that i can only imagine must have taken a ridiculous amount of hours to construct, mildew effect on the wallpaper, fantastically crafted furniture... wow!




Whilst I was there, I got to see don animator Andy Biddle doing his thing - to see him at work really emphasised the meticulous nature of animating. Minute movements captured frame by frame to achieve crazy realistic emotions from these wonderful characters.... awesome! Andy was telling me he animated on the upcoming Wes Anderson movie Fantastic Mr. Fox - again, really impressive work, be sure to check that out too...



On the other side of the set wall was the production area where artist Zosienka was crafting heads of main character Clara with obvious calm and patience. As you can see in the picture, there are rows of heads at various stages of production waiting to be finished and used - again the detailing and emotion is just ridiculously good, unbelievable work...




We're recording ADR tomorrow, and hopefully I can start work on sound design next week.

Be sure to check the Wolf & Sheep Animation blog for production stills and progress of Butter Mouth, gonna be absolutely stunning when it's finished.

Thanks again guys for having me over, was magical! Vitamin D pills in the post....


LINKS:

Wolf and Sheep Animation blog

Andrew Gibbs on Vimeo

Andy Biddle on youtube

Zosienka.com



2 comments:

amit said...

looking forward to seeing this finished.... will be v cool!

neel d said...

nice one! we're in post production now, and are scheduled to finish in a couple of weeks..... will post up a link as soon as it's available...
BIGUP!