SPACE LOVIN' (2017)

Space Lovin' is a short, short stop motion film about a lonely spaceman looking for love, but sadly, he is brutally rejected by the rock he is infatuated with, stone cold! This short was the first Stop Motion film I ever created, I went through the entire pipeline from character design and storyboarding, fabrication, animation, and compositing, everything in this short was done by yours truly, in 9 weeks. 

Lonely Space Guy Concept
Lonely Space Guy Expressions

The Space Man

For the Space Man puppet, he was sculpted with NSP Chavant clay over 1/8th armature wire, lashed together with 5 minute epoxy and proxy. I created a two part plaster mold from the clay sculpt, and then injected GI-1110 silicone into the mold to create the final puppet. For the silver parts of the character's body, I mixed Smooth-On Cast Magic glitter and metallic powder with the silicone before injecting. The head was casted in plastic in a mold created using GI-1000 silicone, I only casted one head because the facial replacements were applied to the surface using museum wax, and could easily be taken on and off a single head. The facial features were created by laser-cutting 1/16th acrylic plastic sheets, using vector art created in Illustrator, and then painted with acrylic paint.