Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Here is my animatic, updated with new animations!!! So far, I'm only concerned with getting through my shot list so some of these shots will be redone. In particular, the shot with the dust falling needs to be much, much, much slower. Also, please disregard the quality of the shots; these are but simple unaltered jpeg copies of the RAW images. I plan on processing the image sequences to give them a much higher contrast, ol'fashionedy look.

Also, the scenes with the sneaking lint are a little difficult to follow, and I plan on retouching the lint so that it is more vibrant.

Untitled from Caitlin Craggs on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Well, lot's-o-updates. I finalized my set up so I could begin shooting fo' real.
camera city
It looks good... real good. But now I have to get back into the animation groove. This weekend I realized (rather painfully) that my timing skills need a quick tune-up. All that time doing artwork and getting stuff ready to shoot-- and now my shootin' arm has gone a bit flabby. Pay no mind, I'll be back in top gear lickitysplit. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this very shoddy animation done on my my old camcorder. WAY TOO FAST (especially on the second one). I'll have new, slightly less terrible animation that I did this weekend on the new camera up soon.

new animation 1 (11408) from Caitlin Craggs on Vimeo.

newanimation2(11408) from Caitlin Craggs on Vimeo.

Oh yes, and also of note (and illustrated in the following sequence of photos) I figured out a way to switch out the puppet hands. Where once an arthritic-looking hand was stitched to the puppet, I simply glued a cut-off needle. I can now easily slip new hands on and off the puppet.

needle hand switch out