Check out this trailer for the Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival, and look for Timmy’s cameo!
The Window Into Time will be screening at the Killer Film Festival, November 1-3 in Somerville, MA.
“Killer Film Fest extends the Halloween spirit every November with a lineup of some of the world’s best in indie horror.”
The first silicone cast for Brown Bunny’s head is out of the mold. Not the final draft, for reasons outlined below, but it feels like progress anyway. And progress feels good.
The most immediately apparent flaw with this cast is the right ear — I skinned the inside of the mold with a layer of silicone before filling in the full cast, but it looks like the two halves didn’t connect at that point. That sort of flaw might be able to be fixed with some painted on silicone; worth a shot anyway.
The problem that ensures a new cast will need to be made is that, again, the facial control wires didn’t end up close enough to the surface to be especially useful. Time to try something else.
Some progress on one of the rabbit puppets for Critter Critics
This is a urethane plastic cast from the mold of Brown Bunny’s head.
Its purpose is to preserve the shape of the head in case something were to happen to the mold, but it’ll also give some context for the bare skull cast.
This guy will be the core of the puppet’s head.
This was made in the same way as Expresso-Skull, so you can kinda see where this is going. Depending on how this test goes it might end up as the skull of the actual puppet, or it may just be a draft; we’ll see. In any case, the teeth did not come out well — I’ll be removing them and drilling a hole in their place, making the teeth in a separate mold from the rest of the head. The learning process continues.
In the course of learning how to cast silicone puppets, this is an experiment in malleable facial features.