Thursday, 7 October 2010

Théâtre Mécanique

I've been meaning to post this for a while. It's some sort of mechanical theatre, or Kinetoscope. or at least, that's what it's suppose be.
it was made as a prop for a music video for the Norwegian band Tristania. Many thanks to director Jakob Arevärn for giving me creative freedom with this.
It's so rewarding to see things you made with the right set and light, even if the music could be better...

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Anatomy and clay

Spent the whole summer sculpting, I took a two part course of anatomical sculpting. first we made an écorché, a 75cm tall anatomical figure featuring every single bone and muscle in the body. the second half was to make a sculpture from your own mind. this is the result.
Many thanks to our talented teacher Jim Vikström who boosted my anatomical knowlege by several hundred percent.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

In other news...

I've done my first commercial job, I made the props for a music video to the Finnish metal band Circle of Contempt. I only had about three weeks to make this crazy "board game" thing.
I pretty much had free hands with the design, and did what i could with scrap, old dolls and anything else fit for recycling.
It's a bit of a nod to the surreal animations of the Brothers Quay.

There were a ton of mechanical effects controlled with magnets, wires, rods and stop-motion.

It's not really my kind of music but you can watch the finished video below-

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Do you believe in fairies?

Specimen found by Mrs. Rosalyde Wright, Cottingley. April 1874.

This is the latest commission I've made, and the second "fairy in jar" I'm very pleased with the result, and the way the design of the jar and the fairy work well together. hope you like it aswell.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Props n' stuff

Sorry for the recent lack of posts, Iv'e been quite busy. As I have mentioned before I'm studying to become a prop-maker and I don't have much time for private projects these days, I have one commission in the workings though, but more about that later.
Anyway, I thought I share some of the stuff I've been making at school, not much of it is actually finished but it's better than nothing I guess...

This is a 17th century mechanical womb, made for breeding evil gnomes (of curse) It's huge and was great fun to make.

Anteater head, sculpted in clay and later casted in latex and now in the excruciating process of being "furred" .

Helmet, still unfinished, made of Air-x and plaster. Kinda Art-deco/metropolis inspired.

I also took part in the making of this most wickedly overcomplicated toilet paper dispenser.

I have also made a post-apocolyptic tommy-gun, a Art nouveau lamp, a medivial table, a bookshelf, the characters in this stopmotion film - and some other whatnots.