Sunday, January 31, 2010

How To Make a Giant Octopus

The talented Tom Banwell sent over a link to this entertaining YouTube video recounting the creation of a stop-motion octopus. The techniques used would be useful both for large-scale LARP creatures as well as smaller, wunderkammer-style specimen examples.

3 comments:

David said...

Very interesting! thanks for posting.

If you want an octopus specimen for your wunderkammer, though, you should check out WARD'S natural science store. They sell real preserved octopodes for less than a tub of liquid latex costs.

For animation purposes, though, this video will surely come in handy!

Mr. Sable said...

The timing of this is perfect! Thanks!

London Boat Game Guy said...

You know, we were honestly trying to work out how we could attack our LARP game on a ship with a giant octopus (because surely it had to be done! Have you never watched films!). Then my co-writer on the game played the boring relevance card. This would hav helped enormously.

Ho hum next time maybe...