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.
The Track o' Rama gets ahead.
A pan/tilt head that is! I'm very excited to see the tracking rig
get some more axes. (plural of axis!) The head came from an old tripod that was acting as a stand for a clamp-light in the animation lab.
The big obstacle: this screw holding the head onto the tripod was ridiculously hard to get off!
Fortunately, thanks to Mr. Moto in the woodshop, we got it to come off. Just needed a vice, a big screwdriver and a crescent wrench.
Then a little hole-drilling and the purchase of another screw...
Galt, as usual, is not impressed.
(He's just cranky because his replacement mouth is not smoothed over. There was a file folder to cover it up, as seen in last week