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

26th January 2012

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Kool Koala’s Andrew Miller talks about the stop motion animating process

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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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8th January 2012

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Just because the set is miniature doesn’t mean the task is. Artistic Director Ashley Bierwirth walks us through the set construction process.

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8th January 2012

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Our producer Sam is a cut above the rest! Here’s just a quick little video of making prop carrots for the kitchen scene. The little details like props and set decoration are always key in helping to create a quality final product.

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20th December 2011

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We've been Featured! →

AnimateClay.com has caught wind of our production and wrote a short article! If you’d like to read it just click on the title above - they mention our Tumblr page, so really, this article is about all of us. We couldn’t have done it without your support! Also, thank you AnimateClay for the spot :)

Sincerely, the Kool Koala team.

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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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12th December 2011

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The puppets are bald no more!! (but you already knew that if you follow our photos…) Here’s a quick video on how we put the hair on our stars.

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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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