For “Strobe” director Adam Berg, wanted to recreate movement without gravity, hindrances or boundaries. Inspired by the work of 19th-century photographer Edward Muybridge he set out to do this with stuntmen wearing LED suits, suspended from tall buildings across the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, lighting them up in sequence as the camera rolled to give … Continue reading Lexus Strobe→
Queen of Hearts, built at Artem for the opening of the Olympics, senior mechanical designer for this pop-up and inflatable puppet. It appeared along side Voldemort and Captain Hook also made at Artem. The Queen’s bed had to rise to 3m in to the air and with one person inside working the levers it could … Continue reading London Olympics 2012: Red Queen→
Another collaboration with Anya’s creative team and set construction by Diagon. This show had ten rooms with animatronic effects and influenced by pop-up books. Movements controlled by my team of fifteen effects builders from behind the sets.
Mechanical hand bag with singing bird, I had experts introduction into Victorian mechanical music boxes at Automatomania in Scotland who also did the feathering. Electronics was by David Buckley in Manchester and the fantastic making off film below was by Dee Koppang.
Tim Burton’s animation film, Sparky mechanics sketch. Tim Burton’s animation film I worked in the puppet department under Andy Gent improving the armature design of Sparky the dog. It was first designed by Mackinnon & Saunders but such a small creature is tricky for the animators to make work and needed their input and … Continue reading Frankenweenie→