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Making the hallway for Poe's boarding house, for when he hears a tapping and opens the door.
Albums: Poe Project
Location: Mrs Usher's Boarding House
The walls are Sceneboard, a 10mm thick corrugated card, nice and light but sturdy enough to stand up pretty well. I added a couple of holes to show the lathe-and-plaster construction. The closer door would be the one opposite Poe's room, but will probably get re-dressed to be his door looking the other way. The doors will need room numbers.
This is probably how the stairs will be seen. A handrail slanting up the wall is still to be added.
Looks like I can't shoot this wide unless I make more ceiling and floorboards.
This looks great, Nick! The scale and details all go together very well. Did you carve the doors and frames, too? They're quite nice.
Nice, Nick. Poor Poe, reduced to penury for most of his adult life and forced to stay in shabby boarding houses. But at least his chamber looks in better shape and he's got that hogshead (?) of Amontillado to comfort him.
Getting close to filming?
Mike - Door frames are MDF, with 3 bamboo skewers in the middle making the grooves. Door is mostly layers of 3mm ply, plus some thin card to add a step to the edge of the framing. Brass knob is turned on my Sieg mini lathe.
I have actually shot just over a minute, but half of those shots aren't working. They flow on from one shot to the next ok, animation is smooth, but don't seem to say much. The puppet is only expressing his frustration in one shot, the second to last. I put in some closeups of the paper he is writing on, with titles that aren't quite right, like "the barrel of sherry", but either you don't get them or you do but they fall flat, and I will have to cut them. Dropping in references to other stories, while at the same time wanting to say he can't come up with ideas, is not working. I will have to throw out 4 shots and maybe substitute one or two new ones with better acting. However I will be keeping the editor's office shot with your voice acting!
I may move on to opening the door into the corridor and what happens after that, and come back to the earlier stuff. I only got up to the first tapping on the door, so it's a minute of nothing much happening. Major puppet to make before I can shoot the corridor so it's probably a month before I shoot again. Maybe after he sees who is in the corridor and backs off, he can be flooded with too many ideas and I can still use them, but earlier on it just undermines the whole writer's block thing. Funny how I had to shoot it to see that.
Now that is creative and resourceful! Very nice.
Fantastic work ! As usual. Don't give up this one !
Beautiful set work!
fantastic set Nick, very beautiful.
How are holding the whole set together?
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