Campfire was a film I made in 2 and a half months when I was a Junior in college. It all started with this little guy:
Little Benjamin, or Campfire Boy as some call him. This was just the clay sculpt for the Character, next came building the puppet... First came the wire armature...
Then a build up of foam, sculpted with small scissors... (he had three heads for his three different emotions throughout the film - Happy, angry, and surprised)
Then the latex-paint skin and... PANTS!
And the rest of his clothes...
I had my friend, Courtney sew the tiny outfit, she did a wonderful job. Little Benjamin has a great fashion sense.
And the puppet is ready to come alive! Next blog post I will show the miniature outdoor set grow within my dorm room!