Here are some stills from an upcoming documentary film that I helped fabricate and animate, titled "Blue". The project's idea came from experimental documentary filmmaker, Ellen Pearson. It is about Louis Bird, a vicarious son who has dreamt of following his famous fathers footsteps in rowing the Pacific Ocean. He completed his journey from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 54 days, by rowing every other 2 hours and even won a Guiness World Record. Ellen Pearson asked me to help make her idea a reality by creating a miniature world that evokes an internal space that Louis Bird was imagining whilst rowing. I am responsible for the animation, fabrication, and some of the lighting in these stills. 

 

The release date will be in 2018.

For more infomation, here is Ellen Pearson's website: http://www.ellenpearson.com/

Here is a sculpture of Duncan McKellar who is another fellow artist, and is also my significant other. This sculpture was made out of wet clay. I spent about 6 Saturdays to complete this sculpture at Teale Sculpture Studios in Los Angeles, California. My goal for completing this sculpture was to gain more classic familiarity with the human form. 

Duncan Mckellar's website: https://www.duncanmckellar.com/

This is the first fully animatable puppet I've made with silicone. Her name is Nadine.

The purpose of making this puppet was to practice my animation skills. Most studios have strict rules about letting you borrow their own puppets so I decided to make one for myself. I firstly sculpted her body with gray sculpy firm and then made a mold and then cast her body in DragonSkin 10 medium silicone. She is hand-painted and fully equipped with eyebrows and 20 animatable faces. 

The making of Nadine:

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