After much building and planning we have finally started filming. The space we have been using to build and create we now needed to adapt into a studio.
We blocked out the windows at the top of the room last week. Our work tables we reconfigured to serve as the base for our set building. Because of the nature of moving and adjusting the puppets we raised the work level up.
TO do this we opted for buying some animation bases from a stopmontio supplies company. I’m sure with a bit of thought we could have have made our ownr but just this once we decided to splash out. The bases are very good. If we het the opportunity we will readily buy a couple more. The top surfaces are a sturdy metal mesh which allows us to secure our puppets either using magnets or tie down bolts. When we make each puppet we take time to build into their feet M5 Pronged Tee Nuts. These allow us to thread a bolt from underneath to secure the puppets.
Starting filming is always a difficult step. It’s where the imagination and hopes you’ve made for sometime, even months or years, hits the concrete reality. Finally you’re putting things infront of the camera – hopefully the difference between what you imagined and what you see through the view finder or on a screen are not too dissimilar.