Friday, April 27, 2012

Where Puppets Begin

Here's a few pics of the raw stuff of puppets. Blocks of aluminum, that get cut down into armature blocks. A slow, agonizing process that produces blisters on my hands. Every muscle in my body aches for weeks afterwards. I suffer and suffer. Ok, there is a slight chance I am exaggerating a bit.

Without a drill press, making aluminum armatures is not only difficult, it's down right nearly impossible. I love my drill press. Nothing like drilling through metal to make you feel like a MAN. Unless you are a woman, in which case it makes you feel like a WOMAN.

Friday, April 20, 2012

We're moving (ok, reposting) our short zombie films on YouTube. Check it out, and please offer us comments on our YouTube channel, because we're really trying to build a name for ourselves on our channel. On that channel, we'll soon be posting other short films that we've done in the past, AND new content that will be regularly updated. Thanks for watching!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mad Lab Productions Demo Reel 2012

Check it out! Selections from our various animated projects. Let us know what you think.

Lordy Lordy, Peter Lordy

I was approach by TIFF to moderate a session with Aardman's founder Peter Lord. It was a lot of fun, Peter's a really neat guy, we nerded out over puppets, so life is good.

I'll never wash my shoulder again.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Riff On Mad Lab Logo!

An amazing take on what we do, by the even MORE amazing Phil Postma.

Thanks Phil! Super fantastic!

You can see Phil's blog, here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Zombie Puppet

We just finished shooting our next super short zombie animation. Here's a couple of "on set" pics... more to come!