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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Woooooosh!!! that happened

Its been a while since i last got the site updated, ive been so busy with side projects and group animation i haven't really had the time, but think its about time i did so a quick post right now.

so here is Browny (thank you Matt Garbutt) for the re-design hes part of my upcoming animation adult series based on my childhood idea (finally happening :) i am having its own web site built at the moment so more info coming.

i have also lots of little projects which i will post about individually when i am allowed to release the info . (studios leagal)

also in my spear time, when i have some lol. I have been putting the finishing touches on my 3 books for publishing something i am very excited about, all about obsession and clowns, again more info coming.

after the production went hold for Kernowland lots of things came my way which has changed my life, me and my amazing family have moved to a lovely large new home, with our wedding on the horizon for this year and with some amazing projects in the pipe line.

i will try and sort out a proper update soon as i can

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Kernowland Kickstarter

Hay everyone,
been a while because we have been putting things into place with regards to the Erthwurld project, which has had a name chage to the original book title KERNOWLAND.
we have create a project to try and get some much needed funds :) so please have a look share the link about and your friends and family to see it, lets get this project backed so we can create this magical film :) thank you to everyone that helps support us.

Friday, 8 February 2013

new blog please continue to follow :)

hay my amazing followers our new company blog is now up and running, so please visit and follow us for all the latest updates on project such as the chronicles of ERTHWURLD, The GAR music video, Moon bunnies figurines, Quackers, and my new secret upcoming project :)

below is the link enjoy peeps

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

we moving guys!!! join us in the new world

click the link guys and carry on following the blog, we have created an official page for black box building animation productions and are now migrating this blog into the new one :)

Monday, 7 January 2013

New year Production update

Hay, hay, hay everyone. I do apologize about the time gap between posts but my schedule is just crazy :) but things are back on track now so let me just update you with whats been going on.

First off BAD EDIT,

back in November we rented space in the bad edit studio to build a Latex oven and molds for the  ERTHWURLD animation project.

measuring the latex oven

building a latex oven because industrial ones are silly expensive

frame work looking nice

adding the industrial insulation

inner shell completed

As the oven went through construction stages, i worked on creating molds for the puppets, below are a few pictures of the process.

I am creating a 2 part plaster mold for the latex.

creating the re-sculpts for Tizzie and Lou.

this is the sculpt for Tizzie's body her head will be made from other materials due to lip sync.

placed on-top of a thick layer of clay.

then the rough shape is dug out for her to fit into

side angle

the sculpt is then placed into the clay hole.

then clay is sculpted up to the puppets edge creating a seal, only half the puppet in the clay and half out to create the 2 sides of the mold.

this is the wood structure to hold the plaster as we pour it in on top of the clay.

top view,  i have covered the puppet and clay with soap.. this will stop the plaster sticking to the puppet and clay.

after the plaster has been poured into the mold, in the corners you can see clay were i have used it to seal the structure.

2 days later. structure removed

this is the mold upside down with the clay removed, first half of the mold completed

side view.

now we just repeate the process with the plaster... not forgetting to cover it in soap because the mold will not come apart if we forget to do it .

plaster stage

2 days later again. just to give the plaster time to dry..(structure removed)

all the clay removed, now we leave it to dry for a week in a drying room .      foam latex at its best, no cheap imitations
my full latex making kit for getting the mixture exactly right

the latex over 80% complete all powered by a 1500 watt hot plate

 a nice size to make sure the mold fit inside
3 weeks later the mold dried, and was able to pull apart with ease (never force a mold apart)

all clean and ready for the latex, this part will come over the next few weeks after all the molds are done. i want to do the latex over two days so i will have to wait a while for that part.

we have recently moved out of the BAD EDIT studio and back at home working for the time being.
Here are a few images from the very talent Lauren Dorling, for the back ground images for ERTHWURLD, none of them are complete just yet but you can see the direction we are heading in.

some really beautiful work, well that's all for now but work continues below are some useful links to people involved who you might be interested in looking into.. any questions please email me il keep posting as we progress its going to be a very creative 2013.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Surge was my final film at university, i had an amazing team behind me on the creation and i am very happy with what we created together. the original concept was to create my own stop motion version of H.G Wells war of the worlds but due to copyright was wasn't allowed to copy anything from the original book or the name, so the design changed a bit in the production stage but the outcome is still something i am very proud of.
Hopefully me and Daniel James (co-director) can revisit the film at some point and add the few details we didn't have time to do in production.
please watch and enjoy, comment if you like feed back is always welcome on my work.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


well its been a very busy few weeks since i last blogged about this but here are the character designs for the main characters for  ERTHWURLD  -The crystal pool.

MR.Sand the kings chief map maker

the finished sculpt (without his monocle)

lots and lots of maps

the finished puppets will have real movable hair and eyes, tizzies wet suit will be beautifully painted and all puppet will be latex with super sculpy hollow heads. I am extremely excited about starting the creating process, although the sculpts for molding have all ready been started and the heads i will start in the next few days when the eye's arrive in the post.

On another note i am looking for a talented digital background artist to work with me on the film and maybe a future roll on creating follow on installments, if you or know anyone that is intrested please email me :)

I will keep you posted :)