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Indie project -’War of the Worlds’ Martian design

May 4, 2014

An in progress indie adaption of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. In past Stop Motion Works installments, we have posted periodic updates. Veteran artist/animator Justin Kohn is the force behind this. Also with assistance from the Chiodo Brothers Studio also contributing. The Martian, is interpretation following H.G. Wells description in the original story. For us technical nerds seeing the internal stop motion armature, kind of cool. It is sure much more interesting compared to watching CGI animation mouse clickers. This is real, hands-on tactile. I am assuming this creative piece of mechanical jointed wonderment was fabricated by the talents of Justin Kohn (also a skilled armature designer & builder) ….

Here is a past posting from a few years back … you can revisit and watch the test teaser-trailer ….

Update: ‘War of the Worlds’ Stop Motion Dynamation test trailer

just to remind you, that INDIE features in general do not have excessive humongous production budgets. It usually takes some money to grease the wheels of a project/production. When that is not plentiful, usually artists with common passion, get together and volunteer and contribute their skills & talents.

Topics: Animators, Behind the Scenes, Dynamation, Special Effects, Stop Motion | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Indie project -’War of the Worlds’ Martian design”

  1. sasquatch says:

    Wow…Everywhere I look-tentacles, tentacles, tentacles…
    Nick, Yeend, Chiodos…What is going on here? A run on spaghetti? What’s REALLY wierd; last week after my wife made a great meat sauce, she looked in the cupboard for spaghetti and we only had a few, so she had to mix maca-freakin’-roni in with it…I think you guys are behind this. Admit it!
    You’re stealing everyone’s spaghetti! I hope you can sleep, that’s all I have to say.

  2. Ron Cole says:

    I’m very interested in the design of the eyelids on the armature because I currently have an alien head I will need to armature in a similar way but, have no clue how I will accomplish it. I can’t say that I’ve seen jointed eyelids on a stop motion puppet before. Stopmo puppets generally have either sculpted or replacement lids, not ones you can actually move.

  3. StopmoNick says:

    Ok, some breathing/pulsating stuff going on with those big plates in the head – nice!
    And great tentacle action on a whole lotta tentacles at once! Damn, setting the bar high. Octopoid creatures seem to be everywhere! I no sooner posted a shot of the Cthulhu puppet I’m making, than up pops Norman Yeend’s tentacled plutonian brain monster looking kinda like another interpretation of HG Welles’ Martians, and now this very slick piece of work. Really cool design.


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