I just got approved to do a 30sec stop motion commercial for Niswonger Children's Hospital. I designed the characters last year for this children's health initiative, "5210". Basically each character corresponds to healthy daily guidlines for kids, so five different kinds of fruits and vegetables, two hours of screen time, one hour of exercise and zero sugary drinks. I'm making the characters out of twisted wire and a mix of Van Aken clay with Gulf Wax to harden it up a slight bit. I also got to write up a jingle and will be bringing in kids to help me sing it this week. I've given myself till the beginning of September to get it all done. With a little help we should be able to do it. :D Here's the progress so far.
All the feet have tie-downs, but I'll be relying more on flying rigs so the movement will be more fluid.
From the top reading left. Zip, Kid Uno, Fiver, and Twopher. Never mind Zip. It was a long night.