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Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-06-21 19:06:02

Demolition of my set

We never get to see the behind the scenes shots of the tearing down of the sets before we move onto our next project. So today as I tore down my visual haiku entry "a public safety announcement" set down I took some photos to share with you. The shot is the before any demolition shot. The next two show the statue being removed and the tools laying at wait.

Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-06-21 19:08:10

here are some more. The front gate comes down in one piece. The top parapet comes down. And then most of it is removed. You can see "third necessity" background painted on the wall.

Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-06-21 19:10:15

a few more. All the way down to bare walls now. And the props waiting in a tub to be carried outside and put in the prop box for later. Always a sad/happy moment when the old set comes down. It means another film is done and in the can, and means I get to start creating another one now, but it also means 4 months of work and you end up with 50 seconds of film.

Posted by youneekusername, on 2008-06-21 19:41:09

I was relieved when I saw that you save the props! It's still sad to see a set go down. Did you have fun tearing everything down?

Posted by emmyymme, on 2008-06-21 20:27:47

It's always at least a little fun to rip it all down! Looks like a styrofoam explosion - any plans for the new project?

Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-06-21 20:38:45

I have to build something for the 30 second music challenge. I haven't solidfied the idea yet. But yes, it is always a little fun taking down the sets because building new ones is something I really enjoy.

Posted by youneekusername, on 2008-06-21 21:16:26

I've got a question for 'ya... what are those green guys in "a public safety announcement"? at first I thought aliens, but watching it again i'd guess trolls?

Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-06-21 22:02:10

goblins...they come in from the lowlands...they find old castles that have been overrun and abandoned and they do what they can to rebuild them. Their skills are not great and usually they end up doing more harm than good. What usually happens in more cases than not is they start rebuilding and either larger trolls run them off or they find some shiny thing that distracts them and they quit working. Most of their tools and armor and supplies are things that they have found or salvaged from others. They can build and operate simple machines but really have too short of an attention span to get too far with it.

Posted by youneekusername, on 2008-06-21 22:47:51

Forgot about goblins. I had no idea they were so handy. you must have taught them well! good job on them anyway.

Posted by Strider, on 2008-06-22 01:53:33

Hey, you've got one of those Japanese style flush-cut saws! I want one of those! Hope the Goblins didn't make off with it!

Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-06-22 15:11:28

I started building my new set. You can read all about it at my blog.