Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Bits

Aleah sewed up this Tiny Circus flag last fall. It's lovely and will fly over the circus when it roams.

TC will have some new tools come summer. Here, some armatures. They use ball and socket joints to make small controlled movements possible. The bolt on the side can be adjusted for the correct tension. These can be used to fly things through a scene (with the armature removed digitally later on), or reconfigured to fit inside a creature to make movement possible.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Magic Brainstorming

Tiny Circus at Albion College votes on a subject for a history. Poor electricity.

The second round led us to magic, beating out cotton candy by a single vote!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TC in Michigan

Tiny Circus is back in action, at Albion College in Michigan.

We are just getting started and today we tried an experiment - improvising an animation. We tacked a large piece of paper to a sheet of metal, then set up the camera and used charcoal and paper glued to magnets to make our animation. This is a crew of new animators and it worked well as an introduction to techniques.

More to come!