Monday, 17 December 2012

robins? NO, these are some ass kicking paradise chicks!

 This year in Ipe's xmas kitchen: some crazy paradise colours!
(oh I made a box for my chicks as well...see below)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

the best ever xmas tree

Jess and I got commissioned by Camberwell Arts Festival to decorate a xmas tree for them at the xmas tree festival in a local church. We made the coolest tree ever seen to a man. I made this road garland with tiny London buses on it. They are all the buses that actually operate in Camberwell. Above are some buses before attaching them to the road and below is the road, buses and houses I made.

 Jess decorating!

 Jess made paper cut decorations and other more christmassy ones plus lots of cute houses. I made the road, Camberwell street signs and some houses.

 It is just so CUTE!!!! We realised that we are natural talents on xmas tree dressing and came up with much much more ambitious tree plans. The whole concept of a xmas tree will be reinvented!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Space Shoot: the COCKPIT

And then we get to the MASTERPIECE: the life-size spaceship cockpit!
Above Jess is working on the front window. 

Below the cockpit has just arrived to the studio and is still wrapped in plastic.

Meanwhile professional lighting dudes worked on some professional lights we made magic happen with fairy lights. All the buttons on the walls where lit up and it looked so convincing. Again, I cried a bit.


 The control panel.

Mila in action. She was amazing! I'm proud that our spaceship was given for her control. She deserved it more than anyone else could have!

Everything looked even more magical trough the camera.


Space Shoot: the UNIVERSE

 This was the first scene we shot, where the spaceship takes off. I had to operate it. My moment of glory indeed.

 The spaceship got attached in front of the camera and flew past stars, planets and asteroids. It was BEAUTIFUL! I cried secretly.

Space Shoot: the MOON

For the massive moonscape we ordered the biggest block of polystyrene ever seen to a man! When it arrived we were in heaven! Our studio turned into a winter wonderland in no time...

The party door...

Moon in front of the green screen at the shoot.

Space Shoot: DOORS

We finished the video shoot for Mila Falls already few months ago but since my life went upside down around the same time, I haven't managed to update any photos here...well until NOW! Here we go: this is how we became super duper amazing space set designers and builders. I'v divided the shoot in 4 posts because there were so many pictures. This first one is all about doors. Above is the life size section of the door for the bouncer. All the glory goes to Jessica who worked all night on it.

The main door was the one of the spaceship. It had to be functional for the shoot where Mila steps out of the crash landed ship. 
This is just me being silly

Working on the gold paint job. We love gold spray paint!

Finished product on the shoot.

 Mila in action! I have to have her shoes!!!!!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

control panel madness

We have totally ran out of space in our studio due to the cardboard control panel mayhem. We are indeed building a life size spaceship cockpit out of cardboard and various colourful lids.  

 Oh and look at that glorious golden chair! Today we actually made it even more incredible but pictures will follow later(as soon as I manage to take some).

This is our main supply for materials: the cardboard skip behind the studio. We also rummage trough all the local shops in our hunt for perfect pieces of cardboard. I am a true expert on this fine material by now!

Pictures on this post were all by my amazing sis Kiira!