This animatronic flower worked in real time and consisted of twenty silicone petals connected to servo motors and controlled by a digital board. The presentation included mist and lighting controlled by dmx. The flower pot was 3D printed and painted. Sample petal test and internal mechanics. Inside the display case we … Continue reading Animatronic Blossoming Flower→
A Dynym Quid with anamatronics, appeared in the casino scene with lots of other space oddities.It had face parts and tentacle moving with a performer inside. Images from the Star War official movie companion magazine. Made at Neal Scanlan studio. Pinewood.
Took this out to Borneo with JDP productions who make Spy In The Wild programmes. It was made at John Nolan Studio where I did the animatronic body movements: sawing wood, washing an arm and moving its neck. The excellent head movements were made by Adrian Parish and there is a camera inside the moving … Continue reading Orangutan that saws! (2016)→
A very big challenge. This job was for the art project ” I Am Sad Leyla ” by Hussein Chalayan, and displayed at Galerist in Istanbul. The team made a wig that could change styles: fringe and hair-length grew and reversed again. We had layers of skullcaps to cope with the different styles and with onboard motors … Continue reading Hussein Chalayan: Wig→
A mechanical hand bag with singing bird. I had an expert’s introduction into Victorian mechanical music boxes at Automatomania in Scotland, who also did the feathering. Electronics were by David Buckley in Manchester, and the fantastic making-of film (below) was by Dee Koppang.