Sunday, January 30, 2011

Geckoniki Hand Puppet Sculpt Progress

Hey Kids -

Just wanted to assure everyone that the one-man-band marches on. This is a quick post to show the latest progress on the Geckoniki Hand Puppet Sculpt. I posted a photo of the rough sculpt last year. As you can see it is coming along, but still has a long way to go. After all, I'm just showing you the right side, the left is still rough and the teeth are just temporary and there is no inner mouth...blah, blah, blah...

The good news is that I hope to finish the sculpt by the end of next month (God willing) and then we'll mold, cast, seam, paint - well, you know, finish and film the sucker!

Until next time, I'll see you at the Harbor!

Shannon Shea

Friday, January 28, 2011

Log Bridge Test

Hey Kids!

Just wanted to post the latest test shot. This is a matte painting of a log bridge that leads to the mysterious Geckoniki Temple.

The final elements aren't all there: The live action shot is just something I had lying around. It needs some clouds and birds and blurring and other tricks to heighten the effect. Oh, and it would be great if I finished the painting itself...

Anyway, check it out and until next time, I'll see you at the, I will, truly....seriously...soon, I promise...

Shannon Shea

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Little Something to Tide You Over

Hey Kids!

I'm sure that it would be easy for you all to think that I'm lounging around, taking it easy, enjoying my gifts from Santa. Yes, that would be easy, but nothing is further from the truth. Work continues building, testing, writing, etc.

And here's the proof: A little video test of the illustrious Geckonikis! Thanks to my talented daughter Molly for helping with the puppeteering! Again, this isn't a finished shot - it's just a test.

So until next time, I'll see you at the Harbor!

Shannon Shea