I’ve never used replacement animation in my films; specifically for dialogue and/or facial expressions. I’ve always outfitted my puppets with moving parts inside the head so I could animate those things but I’ve decided to give replacement mouths a shot. I sculpted these freehand in a couple of hours so I will definitely need to shoot some tests to see how well they line up.


FROM HELL HE RIDES will have its world premiere at the Montreal Stop Motion Festival starting tomorrow (Friday September 10) and will be available to screen until the festival closes on September 19. Exclusively an on-line event, if you are interested check out the link for all the screening and box office information.


After a much needed break I have started IT CAME FROM BEYOND THE DRAIN down the production road beginning with the storyboards. Since storyboards are not a very interesting topic I thought I’d talk about something else; music. It usually takes 2 to 3 months to record the final score for my films but don’t let that fool you; I work on the music during the entire production. Music has an enormous impact on any film’s final presentation but its creation is often ignored because this is such a visual medium. Be that as it may, I want to shine just a little light on this work. I’ve posted the entire score to FILTH and plan to do the same with FROM HELL HE RIDES in the near future so I invite you to listen loud.