Linaria vulgaris

The mountain pastures are beautiful but we would have liked to find some specimen of common toadflax. The stupid plant does not grow there by itself and we couldn’t find artificial flowers. So I built it on my own…

I took apart several artificial Flowers, and re-arranged the most fitting parts. The blossoms are composite parts themselves.
It is a bit like a witches’ cauldron: Take Asparagus, Cuckooflower, Lupinis buds, yellow Dendrobium and Wisteria sinensis flowers, mince and mix thoroughly – behold my creation of toadflax!

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The Alps, again!

New Documantary-Show about the Alps

Having just arrived from the Alps (remember the Cartoon Network shooting), we start pre-producing the next format featuring the Alps, namely a documentary. I am especially looking forward to the historical reenactments: from the early middle-ages until the end of the 19th century, there will be lots of eye candy as certificates, documents, maps, …!

“Bernd das Brot”: A Cat’s Tail

Bernd is back again!

Second day of shooting for three all-new episodes.
Morle is a mangey cat constantly straying around Bernd and getting on his nerves. The only thing you see from her is albeit her curling tail.
To make a realistic impression, I built the prop with anatomy in mind: a set of two opposing wire ropes moves the segmented tail, analogous to a real cat’s tail with its vertebrae and sinews. I think the motion is quite realistic!

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Fake Latte Macchiato, long, looong lasting

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After having worked recently on a coffee house set, I got the idea to share my admittedly simple, however effective recipe for a fake latte macchiato.

Last spring, I had to dress a whole sidewalk cafe. It wouldn’t have been possible to redress everything between shots for maintaining continuity. Therefore, I needed a solution that would last for the whole shooting day.

After carrying out a few experiments in the run up to the shoot, I found out that plain old canned shaving foam is the ideal solution. I just pour milk into the glass and add – very carefully – a little amount of strong coffee prepared from an instant product. Finally, I add a nice topping of shaving foam.
All ingredients can easily be kept ready to use. And the result looks stunning and really lasts for hours!

Main Cast Part II

Together with the waitress of the coffee shop the main cast of the upcomming webseries.
A last-minute revision of the script forced me to totally re-style the puppet. Originally, I had a much younger character in mind. Finally, all that was left (apart from the “naked” puppet) was the nose.

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Above, the final charakter after the changings. Below the much younger predecessor version.

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