First off, my good friend Mike Murnane came down from San Francisco to sculpt the other main character he designed for my film. Mike's design kung-fu is strong, and he's got the sculpting skills to match. The character is looking amazing- I can't wait to make him come to life!
Second, I was able to record two of the three voices for the film through the generosity and skills of my friend Dick Kaneshiro. You may remember Dick from a past installment of my blog, when he helped me shoot a shot with his home-brew motion control unit. Dick's regular job is in sound engineering, and he managed to hook me up with some free studio time. It was a blast to actually record my actors in a top-rate studio, and Dick was a champ to donate his time on a Saturday.
Below you can see Dick at the controls (sort of, he doesn't want his image revealed) and Mike doing a voice for me.
Lastly, I completed a new set and started shooting the reverse angles of my Robot Warden character. I've got two shots in the can and his personality is revealing itself to me a little more with each one. The puppet is all hand built out of mostly kit-bashed model parts over a Tom Brierton hinge joint armature.
More updates soon along with the promised "teaser" trailer!