This year was to be the release (again) of The Agent, but life got in the way yet again.
A few months into the year I started building a figure, based on a drawing I did a couple years back. The project was a Xmas/Halloween style project, originally it would be completely hand drawn. Knowing how hard and time-consuming a project like this would be (and really liking the handmade figure I'd just created), I began constructing sets based around the story I had in mind.
I'd never crafted anything like these sets before, and they've impressed everyone.
Please view the gallery below. Images range from the final version of the Santa figure (May 30th), right through to the last day of filming (October 13th).
So good to finish this project. It's a strange story, and you never find out what the 'mystery' actually is. It's a good thing I planned a sequel a while back, whether or not I make it later down the line is another matter, one thing I know for sure is that it won't be stop motion!
October 31st, Halloween.
Hot off the heels of Mystery of the Santa Claus, I filmed and structured an experimental two-minute short titled, 'Sad Clown'.
This was filmed entirely in my living room. The costume was made by my mum over the course of this past year in preparation for Halloween, but with the whole 'clown craze' that's been going on I didn't think it were wise to go out and about dressed up.
I replaced the clown mask I'd made with a sad clown paint job, and thus the movie came together.