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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pumpkin Practice

Since it came up recently on the CalHauntS NorCal email list, here's a short example of my version of a talking pumpkin with a little glimpse of how it's done. It still needs some polishing, particularly towards the end, but I like the way this looks better than some of the other ones I've seen. It's more how I picture a carved pumpkin would move, and I like that the movements are based on something real, rather than some computer program that analyzes the sound wave.


  1. I've said it before and I'll say it again: You are a rock star!

    Really nice movement. Thanks for sharing the video!

  2. Sweet moves, my friend. Organic and 'analog' rather than the digital hard-edge sync I usually see on projector JOLs.

    What's fun is that you have to exaggerate your facial movements while puppeteering, but it makes the end product so lively and NOT exaggerated.

    Great work, as ever.

  3. Looks great! What program do you use?

    1. Thanks, it's pretty much all in After Effects.