12.03.2007

Alley Bits

I've grimey-d up the alley set and added some finishing touches....later this week I finish up the Seaclops sculpt, then next week is all about puppets, casting & painting the Seaclops and costuming Herbie....the back half of December will see the start of filming on "Unearthed", I plan on having the alley and cafe scenes done in time for StopMoShorts, Dec. 30, probably with a 'To Be Continued...' tacked onto the end.....I've still got a lot of work to do on the set pieces needed for the second half of the short and won't be ready with that stuff until sometime early in '08...

Little bits o' N'Awlins right here.....



The water meter, a popular local symbol, charcoal rubbings and plaster castings of the pygmy-sized man-hole covers are very popular here...I've even seen cuff links...this is a printout of a photo of one, shrunken in photoshop....I carved a circle in the foam board around the image and squashed it in some to give it a little depth, so it wouldnt look like a printout glued to a flat surface....


The Rebirth banner, hangs all over the city, in shop windows and coffee houses and bars, on porches and in living rooms....another shrunken photo image....normally these banners are blue but I shifted the color to purple to suit the set better (tried to stay with a Mardi Gras color scheme, purple green and gold)...


The fluer de lis, always a symbol of my home, not to mention the logo of our football team (don't get me started on the Saints today please, not after yesterday's loss)....


What else can I say about this one.....No frickin' parking!


A tiny shout-out to a new local disposal company, whose logo is a bull head (I prefer to think Minotaur)...they got themselves going after the storm and the French Quarter has never been so clean...

NOPD barricades, they're everywhere at Mardi Gras, lining the parade route to prevent squashing and blocking inaccessible streets or, ahem, alleys....this'uns made from armature wire....uncollected parade throws lie on the cobbles past the barricade, doubloons and beads of purple green & gold...

4 comments:

gl. said...

looking good, jeffrey! i'm surprised the no parking sign isn't made the same way the other signs are made, via a reduced photo. it looks much less detailed in comparison.

UbaTuber said...

Thanks gl! For some reason I didnt even consider a reduced photo for the No Parkin sign, will need to fix that...

jriggity said...

How much longer!!!! i cant wait to see the film start!

this is a major weakness in reguards to my work....for sets I just dont have the patience to keep adding the details.I wana ANIMATE asap !

Thats where my powerfull shel Set creator comes to the rescue.

lucky me.

looks great man! worth the extras 4 sure.

jriggity

gl. said...

i'm actually really thrilled to see this technique -- the manhole is inspiring. i never thought i could duplicate things "in real life," but now i don't have to! ;)