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How-To: Make a giant octopus

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YouTuber bluworm took on the task of making a great big octopus puppet for stop-motion animation in a film by his friend Daniel Lennéer. Along the way he produced this informative and entertaining video describing the casting, sculpting, and armature-work that went into it, as well as showing off some of the finished animation (starting around 5:00). Besides the cool propcasting info, I gotta give it up to bluworm for his video editing chops. This is definitely one of the most watchable how-to videos I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a bunch of them. [via Propnomicon]

4 thoughts on “How-To: Make a giant octopus

  1. Beardy says:

    All that effort and amazing craftsmanship… only to have your ‘friend’, a diver and Jesus have at it with axes!! Dude, get a new friend!


    Respect. That must have been a lot of work.

  2. Lane says:

    Mine is more highly original:

    Seriously, I’m so jealous I could squeak.

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