"Time and Time Again" Production Blog

Chronicling the production of the stop-motion animated short, "Time and Time Again" by Mike Bates. All images, characters, weird machines, etc, Copyright 2003-2007.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

 
The "Control Station".

Top: Homemade Jet engine controls, powered by four "C" cell batteries. There are little radio shack motors in the model.

Middle: The shoot-switch for the "Abekas Disc Recorder". This records the final image.

Bottom Left: The shoot-swich for the Motion Control Unit, moves the camera for the next shot.

Bottom Right: For watching the action, here is the amazing Animation Lunchbox from Animation Toolworks. Cool!


Wednesday, April 21, 2004

 
They spin! A little go-motion for ya.


Monday, April 19, 2004

 
Small secret revealed! Yes, the robot has jet-power!


Tuesday, April 06, 2004

 
Everyone needs Pongo. It's awesome! It's fun! It's obsolete!



A shinier, less messy version of clay. Generously donated by the great Webster Colcord.

 
Joe still here?


Monday, April 05, 2004

 
Visiting background artist Joe Griggs.



Hard at work in the back room.

Saturday, April 03, 2004

 
Ah yes, the making of "Pulp"-iér Maché. Ingredients: glue, (hot) water and egg cartons. For use with a rough metal texture on time machines.



Mushy pulp, sans glue:



It can look a lot like this scene from Star Wars:


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