Saturday, May 30, 2009

First show of the Summer!

Tiny Circus projected its first animation of the 2009 summer session for the Grinnell College alumni returning for reunion.Hauling the projection Airstream across Mac Field.

Airstream in position.

Sam teaching Greta dance moves.

A captive audience.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cables and Countdowns.

Jason, Alex, Carlos, and Greta set the record for the greatest number of people needed to bury a 220 foot internet cable. A few quick grass stains and grub worms later, and TC's studio is  officially connected to that thing called the World Wide Web. 

Jason and Elizabeth shoot a countdown for tomorrow night's Grinnell Alumni gathering performance. 
And in the midst of all of this, The History of Nests is close to being finished complete with egg-cracking sound effects made with the help of Jenn M!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The flyer for our three day FREE workshop for the community! Come one, come all!

Progress Continues!

Alex polishing the little airstream.

Greta cooking in the newly built kitchen.

Carlos and Jason wiggling some sticks in History of Nests, the first animation of the summer!

Monday, May 25, 2009

An updated and simplified logo!
 Tiny Circus in the near future when we roll out into the community.......

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Forward Motion

Jason installing a desk.
Camille (in safety orange) painting our new frame.
Alex installing lighting.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Tiny Circus begins for summer 2009! We are cleaning and preparing for our first official day on June 1.
Last summer we waited until dark to begin shooting so that our lighting would be constant. Often, we got very tired by the time we were finished. We decided to build a dedicated room in our studio so that we can shoot our animations during the day.

The room is about 10'x10'. John came from Iowa City to help build. We installed the first three walls after building them on the floor in the studio. Then the room started to get a bit small with the new walls in place, so we screwed together the final wall on the cement outside the studio.
...and then took it apart again after we realized that it wouldn't fit through the door...Walls in place, Camille and John installing drywall. Tomorrow, more cleaning and building.