“Inspiring talk from the DICE 2011 summit by puppeteer/animator/director John Stevenson, who got his start working on the Muppet Show and is probably best known for co-directing Kung-Fu Panda. In it John discusses his career, his relationship with Jim Henson and why he believes love is the most important element in everything you do.” Puppet Vision Blog. He’s a foul-mouthed, hyper-kinetic curmugeon, and talks about being inspired by Ray Harryhausen’s Cyclops from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad at age 6, and going on to work with Jim Henson. I haven’t seen Kung-Fu Panda, but now I want to.
Simple sugar syrup, inks, oil and dish-detergent, back-lit, manipulated with a bamboo skewer, and mirrored in post. Soundtrack is a remix of Dhoum, music I created in 2000, that was used in the surreal web cartoon Kitty Blue.
Back-lit water, sugar, turmeric, honey and Crayola shavings. Music is a loop I made earlier for my Kenny Scharf mural video.
A short test of techniques using stop-motion animation on a back-lit tray of brown sugar. I’m beta testing Big Picture software, which is a stand-alone camera controller for Canon Powershots and Canon DSLRs. It’s an off-shoot of the controller for Photoboof softwarel, and it is ideal for doing animation and time-lapse work. It has a bunch of features I haven’t begun to explore yet, for example, it has the ability to control multiple cameras simultaneously.
This is a stop-motion animation test, manipulating wet flax seeds, and then applying some visual fx.