A behind the scenes documentary for Kool Koala Productions new stop motion short!
The film is due for completion in February 2012.

4th March 2013

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Friends, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here! We’d like to thank everyone for their help and support in this fantastic project. So without further ado, we proudly present to you:

“The Meek, the Mad, and the Misinformed”

Watch! Share! Enjoy!

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5th February 2013

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The Meek, the Mad and the Misinformed hits YouTube! →

Friends, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here! We’d like to thank everyone for their help and support in this fantastic project. So without further ado, we proudly present to you:

“The Meek, the Mad, and the Misinformed”

Watch! Share! Enjoy!

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22nd January 2012

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Director of photography Todd Edick is always ready for his close up. In this video he sheds some light on the stop motion shooting process.

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16th January 2012

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Photo of the Day:Introducing, the Detective!
The third and final puppet is finally complete. He is the “misinformed” portion of  the trio, and has no problem hounding the poor Butler about crimes he did or did not commit.  Like the Butler and Old Man his finishing touches will include skin-toned clay to  make  adjustable eyelids.
Filming is in its last week of production, and we’re hoping to begin all of our colour correction and After Effects work next week! We’ll be posting updates during that time on what we’re doing, problems we encounter, and explanations on masking out puppet rigs and more!

Photo of the Day:
Introducing, the Detective!

The third and final puppet is finally complete. He is the “misinformed” portion of the trio, and has no problem hounding the poor Butler about crimes he did or did not commit. Like the Butler and Old Man his finishing touches will include skin-toned clay to make adjustable eyelids.

Filming is in its last week of production, and we’re hoping to begin all of our colour correction and After Effects work next week! We’ll be posting updates during that time on what we’re doing, problems we encounter, and explanations on masking out puppet rigs and more!

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17th December 2011

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You’ve met some of the characters, now meet their voices! We held auditions for the voices of the narrator, the detective, and the mean old boss. Our intrepid audio director Cam talks a little bit about the process.

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10th December 2011

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Photo of the Day:
Introducing, the Old Man!

The second puppet is finally complete. He is the “mad” portion of the trio, speaking only in angry grumbles and unintelligible rumbles. Like the Butler his finish touches will include skin-toned clay to make adjustable eyelids. To see the entire process of how he came to be, check out our videos on “Building Character” - and the many more to come!

Next up - the Detective!

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7th December 2011

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Photo of the Day:
Introducing, the Butler!

After what can only be described as hours upon hours of labour, our first puppet is finally complete. He is the “meek” portion of the trio, and will soon be followed by the “mad” old man and the “misinformed” detective. The Butler’s finish touches will include skin-toned clay to make adjustable eyelids. To see the entire process of how he came to be, check out our videos on “Building Character” - and the many more to come!

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18th November 2011

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Part 1 of a behind the scenes look at the making of the puppets for Kool Koala’s new stop motion piece The Meek, the Mad and the Misinformed.

Watch as director Andrew Miller and puppet designer Jacob Calcafuoco start the puppet creation process from design to sculpting to building armatures.

Up next the making molds and casting puppets with silicone!

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2nd November 2011

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Montreal Stop Motion Festival

From October 21st through 23rd, members of the Kool Koala team took a break from the pre-production process and headed to Montreal to the 3rd Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival.  Once there Kool Koala got to check out some great stop motion films and even had a chance to catch up with some of the best minds in the stop motion business.

We’ll be posting some video highlights including interviews with Peter Saunders and Paul Howell, as well as the head organizer of the whole event - so stay tuned.

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21st October 2011

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Meet the Kool Koala team!

Andrew Miller - Director/Lead Animator
Samantha Miller - Producer/Accountant
Todd Edick - Director of Photography/Animation Assistant
Wendy Huang - 2D After Effects Animator
Ashley Bierwirth - Artistic Director
Cameron Couchman - Audio Director
Suraj Singh - EPK Producer

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