January 11, 2012

The Construction of the Boat Scene

We started out with the boat scene. This was in early September of 2011. Patricia began by building the lovable boat characters, Khepri and Minty. Each had to be built more than once. There was a lot of trial and error here. We were working accross a lot of medium...from clay to cotton, to cloth, to found objects. Making all of this work in the world of stop motion animation proved to be a challenge. 

The scene was quite difficult (according to Edgar) because the boat with Khepri and Minty Bear had a number of moving parts. The adjustment of each part had to be coordinated with the adjustment of every other part on the boat. :-0  
Egg in a boat.

Bird & Bell

New friends?

Minty Bear!!!

Rain storm's a comin'

An alien ate Khepri!

Everything was built by hand by Patricia... :-0

A self-portrait of Patricia


Two oil tankers had to be built: one for the distant shot at the beginning, and one for the close up at the end.

There's our happy guy!