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Star Wars Puppet Fan Film

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Buck-Beaver, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Buck-Beaver Active Member

    For the past few months in what little spare time I have I've been slowly working on a Star Wars fan film - it's basically a spoof with puppet versions of Yoda, Chewie, Clone Troopers, etc.

    Tonight I started working on a foam build-up of the head of the new bad guy in Episode III (spoiler alert!) It's been awhile since I've shared some puppet building pics so I've posted pictures of what I've done so far:

    http://www.bear-town.com/images/for_journal/sw-film/General-Grievous-Build-3.png
    http://www.bear-town.com/images/for_journal/sw-film/General-Grievous-Build-2.png
    http://www.bear-town.com/images/for_journal/sw-film/General-Grievous-Build-1.png
  2. gfarkwort Member

    Very cool so far.....it's Durge right?
  3. Iokitek New Member

    I don't know him actually. But he does look cool indeed. Is that foam already that color by itself or did you dye it?
  4. BorkBork New Member

    Really cool, buck! For those who wan't to know what this guy looks like in the film, look here
  5. BorkBork New Member

    Hey, anyone seen Hardware wars? It's a spoof of starwars, and chewie is a cookiemonster-like puppet called Chew Chilla. Really cool. If you want i can put the film availible for download ;)
  6. erniebert1234ss Active Member

    Andrew, that Grievous is Goo-ood! To answer your question, BorkBork, I would love to have Hardware Wars for download! Be sure it's got an English language setting!!!

    BJ
  7. Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Thanks guys, this is just a rough mock-up so far though. I'm still not sure how to do the four arms manipulation-wise (he has to be able to wield four lightsabers). I hope to get the head finished this weekend, I'll post more pics soon.

    BTW, Hardware Wars is the original Star Wars fanfilm.
  8. BorkBork New Member

  9. Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Umm...I hate to be a spoil sport and throw cold water on everything, but should you really distrbute that without the filmmaker's permission? Although it's been widely pirated for twenty years I don't think it's suppose to be freely distributed. The new special edition with "special defects" is available legally on DVD.
  10. BorkBork New Member

    Really Buck? I didn't know that, i thought it was free to distrubute, as i found it online myself...
    Well...i guess i'll take it offline...those of you who wants to see it can find it on any p2p anyway.
  11. FISH'N'WOLFE New Member

    Andrew, is the blue foam CPF? (Camping pad foam) It looks just like it, I use CPF for body building on my characters.
  12. Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Wel, to be completely honest Bork Bork I'm not 100% sure. I assumed it was copyrighted since they are distributing it on DVD (I believe they made some kind of arrangement with Lucasfilm to make that possible) and it's not available on the official Hardware Wars site and most of the major sites just offer a "preview" of it. I've posted a message on theforce.net Fan Films boards. The people there will no for sure.

    Oh and the foam is closed cell foam which is used to make camping bads, practice golf balls and lots of other things. I think I purchased it through a foam wholesale place.
  13. frogfandavid New Member

    very cool lokking , nice job!
  14. Buck-Beaver Active Member

  15. Iokitek New Member

    He looks weird. But I think if you give him upper and lower eyelids he'll already squint his eyes like Yoda does. The ears are too small actually. If I'm correct they need to be wider. And he needs a small nose ofcourse. I think it would look great once you've added those features :)
  16. jtyson New Member

    I think the idea of a Star Wars fan film with puppets is great It will certainly set you appart from some of the others. Do you have an idea how you will do your sets and spaceships. Will you use models or CG? I know you have been playing with Blender a while.
  17. Buck-Beaver Active Member

    We're using CG mostly. I finally decided to go and teach myself 3DS and I'm getting some help from a few professional FX people.

    I finally have a few new pics to share, this is all more temp stuff - a test of the Jedi costumes. The puppet is an old one that I had lying around and the costume designer is just using it as a model for making costumes:

    http://www.bear-town.com/images/for_journal/sw-film/Jedi-Puppet-Model-1.jpg

    http://www.bear-town.com/images/for_journal/sw-film/Jedi-Puppet-Model-2.jpg
  18. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    Buck, this is really neat! Glad to see you got that Yoda rolling along.
  19. Buck-Beaver Active Member

  20. gfarkwort Member

    Cute!, you animate thei eyes you know change their eyes as they change expressions. :) Are you going to make them yellow?

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