Josh Funk on the Stop-Motion set of The Spaceman

Here are a few photos from todays shoot with photographer Brenden PriceMy brother Jordan Funk and I had fun today taking photos with all of the sets and props used on our upcoming film The Spaceman. We wanted to document everything before it was torn down. We had a cardboard, spaceship wall with components drawn with sharpy pens,  a miniature forest set, a cardboard bazooka, styrofoam planet, puppets, tentacles, spaceships and more. 

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.  

NEW PUPPET!  

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. 

MINIATURE LAUNCH BAY

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.

SOUND DESIGN & MUSIC

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

SPACESHIP LANDING

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.

STOP-MO JORDAN

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

Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshf...

DAY 3: "The Spaceman"

I just received the first look at the alien monster puppet being built for "The Spaceman" by the amazing artist Richard Whillock  based on my concept illustration as seen below. I've also included two stills from the second day of production. More details are coming soon. Enjoy!

The alien monster puppet being built by Richard Whillock based on my concept drawings.

The alien monster puppet being built by Richard Whillock based on my concept drawings.

Concept artwork for the alien monster.

Concept artwork for the alien monster.

Movie Still for "The Spaceman"

Movie Still for "The Spaceman"

Movie Still of Jordan Funk in "The Spaceman"

Movie Still of Jordan Funk in "The Spaceman"