When we met earlier this year he had presented the idea of a future collaboration. Given that I specialize in making mascot styled masks and he specializes in stop motion animation, the idea became clear that we would make a stop motion animation of a mask being assembled.
This instructable will be a brief overview of how the mask was assembled and how the stop motion animation of it was shot.
Watch the video here:
As well as a short making of:
Salman's mask was first sketched up on graph paper and a measurement was determined as to how to translate it to the foam being used. The foam I used for this was just over an inch thick, so the calculations were not as exact, but I adjusted them as I went along.
If you were to adopt this step, it would be entirely up to you as to how you would want to translate yourself into a pixelated mask. We used some images from the web as inspiration, such as characters from Minecraft.
I chose to use some black felt I had for the hair and polar fleece for the skin tone. This allowed for a difference in texture.
The goal of this stage was to cover the form in fabric using pins. It would only be temporary, and no details would be added. This will make sense in the next couple of steps.