Chez Brett

Single dad, comic book publisher [Top Shelf Productions], film buff, tree geek, nature nerd, foodie. Big ideas ahead, pending little steps getting there. Stay tuned…
animalbattle:

If you ask her she’ll tell you there’s “just a few” shrimp in that pocket, but you and I both know she’s hiding a whole boatload in there.

⭐️😊⭐️

Animal Battle!

animalbattle:

If you ask her she’ll tell you there’s “just a few” shrimp in that pocket, but you and I both know she’s hiding a whole boatload in there.

⭐️😊⭐️

Animal Battle!

jscottwinegarner:

Here are some new shots from the hole! 

First up: Thanks to my suburban trek with gunterandbean yesterday (actually just bean, but you catch my drift), I found some killer supplies at Surplus Gizmos to build a tracking rig for the camera, with 2 bonus points of articulation! It’s not quiiiite what the pros use, but I reckon it’s going to do me just fine, and it cost me less than a hundred bucks and only a few hours out in the garage. I’d never heard of the place until oldsamcole and Amarette advised me to go there, but I’m glad they did. If you’re ever trying to build something but you don’t really know what you need to build it with, chances are good that Surplus Gizmos is your place. Especially if the object in question is a lo-fi, sci-fi set from the 50s. 

We also made a stop at the Thrift Store Benefitting the Cat Adoption Team, out on Scholls Ferry Road. Despite the ill-advised name, the place was a huge hit, as that’s where we managed to find this wicked hat for Frosty, which he loves dearly. So forgive him for looking a little rough around the edges at the moment, but he’s been on a bender ever since he put it on. Like there must have been some magic in it, or something.

Then there’s a shot of the full-frontal stage lighting I built last week. I found an incredible blog post by someone that had made some miniature lights for a concert stage out of old speaker knobs and LEDs, so I stole their basic idea and modified it for our theater set. And thanks to the crew over at The Hobby Smith on 39th and Broadway, I was able to muster up the courage to figure out the wiring for myself. Turns out, it’s not that hard!

Aaaaand finally, here’s a shot of the animation setup nearly prepared for action! I found a wicked spotlight at Hollywood Lights, down on SE McLoughlin, to use for our key light. I was in and out in under 15 minutes with exactly what I needed thanks to the helpful lady at the counter, and at a good price, to boot. I highly recommended the place if you’re ever in need of lights, to buy or to rent. They also carry quality makeup, if you’re in need of that sorta thing as well. Luckily, since I freed up the tripod, I was able to rig the spotlight right up to it, which worked surprisingly perfectly thanks to the periscoping head and tilt grip. I was prepared to bash my head against that wall for days figuring out a solution for that, but instead, it only took about 5 minutes, and I can’t envision a more functional solution. Score!

I gotta say, it’s getting pretty fuckin exciting to see all of this coming together. And once I’ve figured out how to light our green screen properly, we’ll be fully operational, and shit will really start hitting the fan. Woohoo!

Stay Frosty!

animalbattle:

A star plucked from the ocean (of my miiiiiiiind)

⭐️🐟

I cannot wait to see this show. Animal Battle is one of the coolest things ever.

animalbattle:

A star plucked from the ocean (of my miiiiiiiind)

⭐️🐟

I cannot wait to see this show. Animal Battle is one of the coolest things ever.

animalbattle:

Clamshell hat ✔️
Octopus rucksack ✔️
Star pocket full of scrimps ✔️

This little lady is ready for MusicFestNW.

Showed this to my kid (who LOVES Animal Battle) and he gasped in awe. Asked him if he’d go to the gallery to see this show, and he says, “Ah… Duh!”

animalbattle:

Clamshell hat ✔️
Octopus rucksack ✔️
Star pocket full of scrimps ✔️

This little lady is ready for MusicFestNW.

Showed this to my kid (who LOVES Animal Battle) and he gasped in awe. Asked him if he’d go to the gallery to see this show, and he says, “Ah… Duh!”

themarvelproject:

Art Adams made a number of fantastic contributions to Impel’s second series of Marvel trading cards in 1991.  These pieces are a great trip back in time to a period when the name Art Adams was synonymous with the cutting edge of creativity and talent in the Marvel Universe!

I still have these gems!

animalbattle:

08.07.14 // Hellion Gallery // 6 - 9pm
Seven months ago I began a whole new venture in sculpting. Thanks to everyone who has followed along on this journey so far. If you’re in Portland, come a little further and join me at the opening of Animal Battle: The Armies Gather next Thursday! To say I’m excited is a vast understatement.
More info at the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/500924413387104/

Animal. Freakin’. Battle!

animalbattle:

08.07.14 // Hellion Gallery // 6 - 9pm

Seven months ago I began a whole new venture in sculpting. Thanks to everyone who has followed along on this journey so far. If you’re in Portland, come a little further and join me at the opening of Animal Battle: The Armies Gather next Thursday! To say I’m excited is a vast understatement.

More info at the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/500924413387104/

Animal. Freakin’. Battle!