Sunday, October 25, 2009

First Shots and Technical Glitches

Filming has begun! Still hampered by the technical issues - the main computer is still in the shop, and the older one isn't up to running Dragon, so it'll be nice once I get the new setup up and running.

In the meantime I started filming.

The main room light has burnt out; Henry pulls down some Christmas lights he'd strung up in his room so that he can light his way to find a new bulb and fix the main light. Ironically, the Christmas lights burnt out just after this scene. I'll film other scenes while waiting for the replacement, but thought I'd post this one for now.

(edit - looks like it's playing a bit choppy, hopefully it'll play properly!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Finishing Details

Henry's bed in the semi-attached room on the set. Some mini-ceramics lining the walls. There's a great trick to making them - use the cheap white Sculpey (very important to use it and not Super Sculpey) bake, then use a bit of matte gel or light paint and powder with embossing powder. Put in the oven on broil for a few min (watching very closely). The powder melts and takes on a ceramic-glaze look, and the Sculpey browns.
Henry's a bit obsessive over keeping his mugs in the right spot.
The trees are going feral in his paintings, crawling onto the walls.
All the clutter is glued or museum-wax'd down. Such a different scale -bottom shelf is the girl puppet from Judder.

A few things slowing me down - the computer's AV in suddenly stopped working, so it's in the shop being diagnosed, which means no live feed from the camera - so filming begins with the old computer and camera if necessary! Tonight I sleep, for tomorrow I film!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I still need to fix up the chest block and the foam on the main body, but I couldn't resist!