Monday, November 24, 2014

Cthulhu Comes Forth

Traditional animator Richard Svensson has an interesting writeup on crafting a stop motion Cthulhu puppet.  He includes a great technique for creating eyes that I want to try with a shoggoth figure.

 I am a frequent user of pearly plastic scrapbooking beads to simulate glowing eyes. The thing is, these half-beads reflect light shone at them right back into the camera at all angles, so you'll always get a sinisterly glowing red dot (or whatever colour you're using) staring back at you from the centre of the “Eye”, even if your puppet isn't lighted very well. Much simpler and cheaper than using small electric lights.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Love that. Wish he was a bit bigger in the belly(just my design preference) but I'll be damned if that isn't amazing.