This is the first test done by veteran stop motion animator Tim Hittle to find any short comings in armature of for Leonardo puppet. This puppet is being created for the stop motion short Leonardo and the Last Supper. Test was successful in that it revealed the arms to be too short, the head to have a bit of "slop" to it ( it wiggles) and that the elbows are sticky. Also for consideration is to come up with a way to create more expressive hands.
This is the second test for the Leonardo Armature in its complete form. More a test for myself to play around with stop-motion animation then anything else. This is my first attempt ever to animate in stop motion. Very modest beginnings but it gives me hope I can do this.
My second test with the old man. My goal with this test was to work from a specific action. It still was a bit improved but it was more focused then the last test. My timing still sucks - i am not holding long enough. I can't seem to get over the hand drawn habit of shooting everything on one frame or two. I am getting more comfortable pushing him around even moved a foot. However I didn't have a drill to re-anchor him so i had to slide the foot back to a predrilled hole. I did find that the arms are definitely too short and it would be great to be able to have him squat more. Next, I may try a walk.
Leonardo and the Last Supper
A short film about Leonardo da Vinci and his struggle dealing with his patrons ( bosses) while painting one of the greatest images in art. The second Leonardo film by Jim Capobianco and the Aerial Contrivance Workshop.