Category Archives: Live From the Watermelon Room

Dear Eddie

A few weeks ago I took an art class with artist/instructor Larry Calkins. Larry collects found letters and vintage photographs. I was rummaging through a bag of such treasures looking for the perfect piece for a collage that I was … Continue reading

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Eyes of the Storm

My friend Chayla is studying video media at her high school. A long time ago I asked if she’d like to model for some stop-motion experiments. Last week she got a hold of me and said she could get some school … Continue reading

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Sheamus Thibodaux’s First Steps

Just a quick post while I have a cup of tea, then I need to get the kid and the dog out of the house before this wonderful sunshine disappears. A few weeks ago I built an armature and sculpted a … Continue reading

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Amoeba

This one was a little rushed because Myke really wanted to clean the garage today. I did however convince him to model for a quick animation test before engaging in his chores. I’m working on my pixilation skills. I did … Continue reading

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Rocket Dog Rocket Kid Rocket Elephant

I’ve been working on this project for about a week, just finishing it up today. In this experiment you can see my current evolution in stop-motion animation.  The experiment was started last week. I’ve been studying the art of pixilation … Continue reading

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Lava Man

My 6 year old Jasper has been observing me study animation for over a month now. He sits and watches Norman McLaren, Jan Svankmajer, and Jiri Barta films with me (the ones that are appropriate for his age). He knows who is … Continue reading

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Tangram in the Wardrobe

A few months back I went to my neighbor’s house at 10pm on a week night to help her celebrate the completion of a very difficult test. She was taking some kind of final or a board test or something. I can’t … Continue reading

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