6.28.2011

"Unearthed" - New Props

I'm working on a handful of props for the remaining scenes in "Unearthed", still have to paint and weather the plaster friezes from the previous post, also need to reshoot a ghost scene for the cemetery shots, but spent today on a couple of new bits for Herbie's apartment.  As a treasure hunter, particularly the supernatural variety, Herbie has amassed an impressive collection of items which will be scattered about his home.  A lot of the props for that set have been based on items from some of my favorite horror movies and gothic lit (the demon mask from "Onibaba", the Zuni doll from "Trilogy of Terror", the Mezzotint from MR James' short story, to name a few) and some of the props are from my own imagination.


This cute lil guy is made of sculpey.  He is based on the fetus-in-a-jar from the film "Devil's Backbone".  He will be inserted into a tiny jar filled with an amber liquid.


I've dubbed this prop the Fairy Victrola, it has a bell made from a leaf, and will be painted with vines.  When Herbie first enters his home he will drop on a record, so I will have this rigged with an animatable needle and turntable.  More to come!

5 comments:

Shelley Noble said...

Way cool!

Jeff Lafferty said...

Wow, those are awesome!!!
Jeff

Sven Bonnichsen said...

OK, that fairy victrola idea is brilliant. …And it should totally make a guest appearance somewhere in Halfland if it turns out well!

UbaTuber said...

Thanks folks! The victrola was definitely Halfland inspired so if Shelley will have it, I'll absloutely send it to her after filming :)

el olmo said...

the bloated belly of the 'thing' adds something to it - the idea of spongyness maybe, and... yeesh.
Considering weird primed stuff You might like this blog here - http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com/
Enyjoy !


The record player is something one should have for real somewhere in a flat...