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C HARACTER MAQUETTES / SCULPTING

MINIATURE SCULPTURE

MINIATURE PAINTING

STOP-MOTION PUPPETS

In the October of 2018, I completed work on this Paper-Craft project for British Airways with the creative team at A+C Studios. I worked mostly in Adobe Illustrator, adapting, designing and modelling various characters and elements.

SET CONSTRUCTION

SEWING

MOLDING/CASTING

METAL WORK / SILVER SOLDERING

ARMATURE CONSTRUCTION

LASER CUTTING

Armatures constructed from steel, wire, epoxy, foam and elements supplied from Malvern Armatures and Animation Toolkit.

These two part moulds are built up in WED clay and later cast in Ali-fastcast resin.  I also set up mould walls with mountboard and hot glue.

A layer of pigmented Dragonskin silicone is applied to the moulds.  I have wrapped the joints of the armatures in PTFE tape to ensure that the silicone does not interfere with the movement once cast.  The two parts are clamped together and I then pour a soft silicone, such as Ecoflex, into the mould.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

I worked on this project in the August of 2018 at A+C Studios.  For my part, I sculpted the band members, instruments and the masked burglar featured in this AXA XL insurance commercial.  It was an engaging project with a quick turnaround.

I helped develop this commercial for the Colorado Lottery whilst interning at Yamination Studios in the July of 2018.  I spent a busy week fabricating trees and other scenic elements alongside the skilled model makers at the studio.

Here is another project I worked on with the crew at A+C Studios.  I was rigging oragami puppets on this project for the London retailer, Matchesfashion.