I'm selling toys/puppets

Puppets and things
School is out for the summer and I'm excited to start pre-production work on 'Yakini'. Lots and lots to learn and do! In the meantime, I will be selling custom-made toys/puppets. If any of you are interested in buying a handmade toy or puppet, shoot me an email at imerenchihewage.1@go.ccad.edu. Tell me what kind of toy you want made and ...

Yakini: Teaser trailer

Puppets and things
Here it is, a teaser trailer I made for the film. I decided to turn this in as my final project for my animation class and to take more time on the rest of the story and finish the film by the end of summer. Excited!

So far, so puppet

Puppets and things
Some progress pictures. The Yakadura puppet is done, I still have to fix his hair with some anti-frizz spray or gel, hehe, but other than that, he's good to go. And I'm off to animate the trailer! Excited!p.s: I made a frill for the fellow, but once I put it on him, it didn't really ...

It's a good book

Puppets and things
Last year I got myself a copy of The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation by Ken A. Priebe. If you're serious about doing your own stop-motion work, I would suggest a copy of this book. It has a lot of great info on the basic principles of animation, building puppets, character animation and visual effect ...

Yakini: Soundtrack

Puppets and things
Rukmani Devi has such a gorgeous voice and this song fits perfectly with the mood I'm trying to convey with my story.

Yakini: Inspiration, style and color schemes

Puppets and things
Inspiration: Ceremonial thovil dancing (devil dancing) and puppetry of Sri LankaStyle: Stopmotion works by Ladislav Starewich, the brothers Quay, Jiri Trnka, Barry JC Purves, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Lou Bunin, Rankin & Bass, Kinex Studios, Screen Novelties, Adam Elliot, Tim Burton and Henry Selick

Story for final project

Puppets and things
Yakiniis a story about a young yakadura (exorcist) who falls in love with a yakini (female devil).The story/scene takes place in the maduwa (sacrificial shed) where the yakadura gets ready to exorcise a demon who has possessed a young girl's body hence making her deathly ill. The yakadura manages to exorcise the demon out of the girls body with his ...

Of things to come

Puppets and things
I'm starting off the final project for my experimental animation class along with this blog, so here we go! The main requirement of the final project is to do animate a complete story with a beginning, middle and an end, with fully edited audio, post editing and a minimum of 500 frames. I'll post most of my stop-motion pre-production, production ...