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Posted by occfilms, on 2010-07-09 04:48:26

Brain set

Hey, I was wondering if anyone would have suggestions for building a "interior brain set" something rounded and "fleshy", I'm mainly looking for material suggestions. Anything helps. Thanks

Posted by McTodd, on 2010-07-09 07:15:42

Furniture foam? Big sheets, an inch or two thick, clip it to shape, then coat with liquid latex dabbed on. Or that rigid foam builders use for house insulation, it squirts out of a can - maybe squirt some and see what kind of weird, rounded, blobby organic forms you get from it.

Posted by occfilms, on 2010-07-09 14:31:05

Thanks, the "house insulation can" stuff sounds like an interesting idea. I'll definitely try that. The foam and latex one would also be a good bet though I can see myself going through latex like no other. Thanks for the suggestions.

Posted by Nick H, on 2010-07-09 22:44:19

I used 2-part urethane foam for cave walls (shown in making-of video), but the aerosol can stuff is also a good way to make irregular organic shapes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZGGD9V97WU

Posted by occfilms, on 2010-07-10 00:42:41

Yup, I'm gonna go ahead with the insulation foam and give it a try, thanks for the advice you guys, love your shorts Nick. Keep up the awsome work.

Posted by DaveHettmer, on 2010-07-12 09:51:55

Here's a brain set I was on in 1990. It's latex with a thin fiberglass support so I could cut through and animate spiders popping up from inside. http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/13654.jpg



Posted by grecodan, on 2010-07-12 14:12:30

I've always loved those spider shots, Dave. That set-up would have given me the heebie-jeebies!

Posted by Nick H, on 2010-07-12 19:21:58

The negative mould that was used to cast that set would probably be just right for the interior of the brain. Pity it's long gone. Which means that one way to do this would be to sculpt up something like that, then make a translucent fibreglass "mould" over it that would be the actual set.

Posted by occfilms, on 2010-07-13 02:04:46

Thats an awsome looking brain set, where can I see the footage you used it in? Would love to watch it.

Posted by occfilms, on 2010-07-20 03:27:07

Dave, thank you for taking the time to respond to my e-mail, the brain/spider footage was superb!