OUT OF THE WOODS… Into Bazookas!

The Spaceman finally has a beginning, middle, and end filmed but there is still a lot of animation to go.

Jordan Funk - The Spaceman

On October 4th we filmed the last shots of Jordan in Forest Ranch, CA including some truly awesome looking shots with a cardboard bazooka. I’m excited to say that he only has one-day left of filming and it’s with green screen and animatronic tentacles. Jordan will finally be able to shave that beard that’s been itchy… It’ll be my Christmas present to him.  


stop-motion puppet monster

I commissioned puppet maker Richard Whillock to create a second, angrier version of the alien monster for the second half of the fight scene and he did not disappoint. I am blown away by his ability to take my ideas and elevate them. 


I built and filmed a miniature launch bay out of some unusually cool pieces of cardboard I found. It’s a quick shot, but an important one.


I created sound design for the beginning of the movie and started toying with ideas on the piano for the score.


I put together some shots of the spaceship landing and Jordan walking out of the ship. I feel like this added a TON to the story and made everything much more believable… as far as cardboard spaceship movies go.


The best part about being a big brother is torturing your younger brother. I made Jordan pose for some stop-motion animation shots. He says this was worse than having to fall on pinecones in Forest Ranch. You’re welcome Jordan… you’re welcome.

Coming up Next:

- Filming the Animatronic Tentacle

- Animating with the puppets in the miniature forest set

- Green Screen jumping and punching in slow motion

- Animating Cardboard Suit

- Filming backgrounds in Forest Ranch for composites

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Forest Monster Illustration

I get a lot of questions about my process for illustration. I prefer to draw everything out on paper first in either colored pencil, graphite, or ballpoint pen. I then scan it into my computer and enhance shadows, colors, and highlights. Here is an example of an illustration I just finished:

Forest Monster final illustration.

Forest Monster final illustration.

Forest Monster original sketch. Colored Pencil.

Forest Monster original sketch. Colored Pencil.