Alphabet Soup

Here the challenge was to make a realistic alphabet soup type font . It needed to be dynamically integrated into the soup and move realistically as it emerges from the soup to spell out the various messages.

 I worked on the sculpts with Sal Denaro and he made the molds and casts. I designed a rig to allows the letters to emerge from the soup and also submerge. The rig had a sub rig that individually supported each of the numbers and letters. this was quickly swappable on the main rig through the use of a strong magnet.

Sub Rig That supported the Letters

Sal Adding Rigs

I am not an Electrician

I did however make this electronic control boxes for the short film Bruiser by Mattson Tomlin

This custom  box had 25 outlets with 5 dimmers. These were used in a sequence in the film shown below to do in camera lighting effects of flickering light bulbs with control on dimming & on and off… The switches and knobs were puppeteered to create the lighting effects on set.

BRUISER teaser trailer from Mattson Tomlin on Vimeo.