I'm really excited to share these behind the scenes photos of my latest project for the band Michelin Embers. The guys asked me to create a stop-motion music video for their song "Diggin' On" that will also incorporate footage of the band playing.
The puppet was based on the illustrations of Rick Barnett who also created their album cover. It was made with a metal armature and clay head and the clothing was created with the help of artist Aryn Fisher. The backdrop was painted on a 10 foot piece of paper.
The vehicle is made from wood, metal, 3D printed parts, and found objects.
In the opening shot of the music video, we will start underground and come up to the surface before meeting the puppet. Here is a photo of me and artist Heather Bennett designing the underground layers using pieces of cardboard. I later 3D printed dinosaur bones and glued them on the surface.
Keep checking back for more behind the scenes photos.