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Filming Fixie

Posted by Steve on Nov 7, 2012 in Filming, Production | Subscribe

Last weekend we drove in circles around the mission shooting footage in which Pabst gives some bad advice about biking like a boss.   Read more…

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Odds & Ends

Posted by Steve on Sep 13, 2012 in Editing, Effects, Production | Subscribe

We’re coming in on the home stretch of the first Frown Town short and sorting out a lot of odds and ends in the process — from music and scoring to rotoscoping in fire effects frame by frame.   Read more…

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The Frown is Back in Town

Posted by Steve on Aug 22, 2012 in Filming, Production | Subscribe

Oh. Hey, Internet. You been standing there long? Read more…

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Lost in La Mancha

Posted by Steve on Sep 16, 2010 in Production, Video | Subscribe

Just when you think the earthquake’s over, the city bursts into flames.  Isn’t that right, Mr. Gilliam? Read more…

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Sloppy Storyboarding

Posted by Steve on Aug 25, 2010 in Production, Storyboards | Subscribe

Well folks, we gotta cut corners somewhere, so rather than pouring the same inordinate amount of time into our storyboards as we have into all the other aspects of this protracted production, we’ve opted to bang them out quick and sloppy, like the war in Iraq.  What?  The war’s still going on… well, that certainly doesn’t bode well.  For a lot of things. Read more…

 
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Kickin’ It

Posted by Andy on Jul 19, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

Magic is real, unicorns exist, and the internet believes in puppets. This past Friday we not only successfully met our Kickstarter funding goal, but exceeded it. After a year of uncertain labor on an insanely outlandish project in a room with no windows, it feels incredible to finally wander out into the light and find that we are loved. Read more…

 
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The Setup

Posted by Steve on Jul 14, 2010 in Production, Sets | Subscribe

Apologies for the long delay between our last post and this one.  We’ve been tackling some fundamental issues concerning the execution of the show, reconsidering the underpinning of the entire production.  Ok.  Mostly we’ve just been watching entirely too much of The Wire.  That show shoulda been called Frown Town, for real.  Now, here’s some work we did detailing the sets.  Read more…

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Step into the Puppet Womb

Posted by Steve on Jun 24, 2010 in Production, Workshop | Subscribe

Being one of 6 to 9 young adults cohabiting in a huge ramshackle house has its ups and downs.  The dishes don’t get done and someone keeps shattering the wineglasses, but at least we’ve got a whole spare room to make puppets in. Read more…

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Set Building on the Sabbath

Posted by Andy on Jun 15, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

Sunday ain’t no kinda day of rest when puppets are involved. We broke that Sabbath, we broke it good. Read more…

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Made of Mission

Posted by Steve on Jun 9, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

Times is tough all over.  It’s not like the old days when any schlub in a smock could pick up a foam injection mold making rig for a sawbuck.  High-voltage electric flocking fields don’t grow on trees, and an animatronics workshop can’t be scrounged off Craigslist for a fiver.  That’s why our puppets are made of Mission. Read more…

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