I will be putting the finishing touches on Scene 21 this weekend which will put this set to rest. The balcony scene was only 4 weeks in front of the camera but it was some of the most challenging work I’ve ever done. Not because of the animation (that was fairly standard) but for the amount of post animation manipulation of the shots. Close to half the shots had some sort of digital help (green screens, rig removal, set extensions) and on more than one occasion I found myself isolating the characters and replacing the entire environment (something I have strongly criticized in the past but have come to see the practical reasons behind, my how the times have changed) And finally, I say goodbye to a second puppet … I hardly knew ya man. I plan to clean up all the linking scenes next before moving on to the final showcase set. AND the film has inched past the 6 minute mark.

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