The Timekeeper and his apprentice runs the big World Clock that drives time itself forward. The work is hard. Eager to prove himself, the apprentice tries to do his masters job. But he is not strong enough and time stops!

Monday, January 16, 2012


We sculpted the shoes in Chavant clay, and covered them with crystal clear varnish.

Then we made molds using fine plaster.

Our first cast we used Mold Max 10 silicone. We found out that this was a bit to soft for the shoes. Later we will use a harder silicone.

The cast curing.

Here are our test casts.

Making armatures and padding

Here are the ball and socket armatures for our two characters. We ordered the parts from John Wright Modelmaking, and soldered them together our self with silver solder.

Then we carved out pelvis and shoulder pieces in balsawood to get solid parts. This will minimize "boiling" in the clothes during animation and give us a solid area to manipulate the puppets. After this we cut out soft foam to further flesh out the puppets.

A little snapshot from our puppet lab!

Monday, January 9, 2012


We decided to do a colorscript to get a sense of the flow of mood and color from scene to scene.