Chronicling the production of the stop-motion animated short, "Time and Time Again" by Mike Bates. All images, characters, weird machines, etc, Copyright 2003-2007.
The "Control Station".
Top: Homemade Jet engine controls, powered by four "C" cell batteries. There are little radio shack motors in the model.
Middle: The shoot-switch for the "Abekas Disc Recorder". This records the final image.
Bottom Left: The shoot-swich for the Motion Control Unit, moves the camera for the next shot.
Bottom Right: For watching the action, here is the amazing Animation Lunchbox from Animation Toolworks. Cool!
They spin! A little go-motion for ya.
Small secret revealed! Yes, the robot has jet-power!
Everyone needs Pongo. It's awesome! It's fun! It's obsolete!
A shinier, less messy version of clay. Generously donated by the great Webster Colcord.
Visiting background artist Joe Griggs.
Hard at work in the back room.
Ah yes, the making of "Pulp"-iér Maché. Ingredients: glue, (hot) water and egg cartons. For use with a rough metal texture on time machines.
Mushy pulp, sans glue:
It can look a lot like this scene from Star Wars: