Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Thousands Words. . . .

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true, then a video must be worth quite a few more words, eh?!? My blog has had several pictures of the inside of the heads of figures that I have made. And many have let me know that they appreciate seeing these type of photos.

 There's a fair amount you can learn from a still photo for sure, but seeing the actual mechanisms in motion tells a whole lot more of the story. It's a lot easier to see what does what. This last week, after a hard days work in the shop, I took a few minutes and shot some video inside one of the heads I made.

This video shows the set up of what I like to call the Basic Four: moving mouth, side-to-side self-centering eyes, raising eyebrows and winkers. There are a variety of ways those animations can be made. This video demonstrates one way of doing these basic four mechanisms. Enjoy!


  1. Mikey,
    You da man, bro. LOVE how smooth those mechs work. As pro as it gets!!
    Hats off, as always!!