Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Why you should never leave alcoholic beverages in your animation studio....

Last month I planned to make an animation for the 'soundbite challenge' on http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/ (the online hub of all things stop-motion) where the aim was to make an animation to fit a 30 second piece of rock music. Unfortunately due to a whole host of events conspiring against me, I never got round to it. I did manage to set the puppets up for the shoot a few weeks ago, I just didn't have time to animate them. The intention was to animate all the monster puppets from my previous animations getting drunk and partying together.

Well, today I am putting all the puppets away and dismantling the set to build new one, so I thought I'd take a few photos of the drunken troublemakers before their booze was taken away and they were put way in a box for the forseeable future:





I apologise for the rudeness of that woolly purple monster - I assure you I had nothing to do with it!
The bottom photo is the box that the hungover monsters will call home for the next few months. I feel rather bad really, taking them out of their natural habitat whilst they were intoxicated and shutting them in a box without any asprin.
To anyone who is worrying about the quantity of hideous coloured liqueurs we own, please note that we may own them, but we don't actually drink them! All these bottles are all almost full, old and dusty (some are well past the 'best before' date) and were given to us over the years, probably by people who were desperate to get rid of them. People also keep buying Jack Daniels as gifts for Daz, despite the fact he hates the stuff... he just must look like a Jack Daniels drinker.
Now on with building my new set...

7 comments:

Shelley Noble said...

Those shots look great, Ceri. I love the naughty monsters!

emmyymme said...

I love the drinking from the palette! Looks great.

FleaCircusDirector said...

I've found a similar problem myself, my Ratobat character has taken to living in a cigar box and drinking whisky.

castlegardener said...

great looking set of drunken puppets...glad you are feeling better....
what is your next set?

Woolly Monster said...

My next set is an alien industrial technological computery kind of set. Lots of buttons, dials, LEDs, wires, rivets and that kind of thing...
I'm having tons of fun making it, just about to start wiring my LED circuits :)

Ryan McCulloch said...

Good to start the day with these inspiring, colorful, fun images in my head. Thanks!

Pram said...

Ahaha, the tree is flipping the camera off! I swear, giving the bird in stop motion is becoming epidemic.

...No, please don't flip me off-