The past month has been solidly dedicated to animation. On my various visits to the studio vast amounts of progress were made, the characters shifting their positions across the set. Sometimes in their original forms, sometimes just a pair of arms rigged to a block of pine, "Mama" and "Clara have lived the story of Butter Mouth in slow fragmented shifts.
Disaster struck at the beginning of August when a brand new hard drive that was to back up overflowing laptop crashed good and proper and not even forensic technicians could salvage the 4 days of animation that were lost. Quite a serious blow to a project on the tightest of deadlines.
But it is the nature of technology to fight creation.
And despite the tragedy, Andrew and Andy recovered and re-shot the footage even more beautifully than before.
Now things are wrapping up. The last few shots will be complete this week and sound artists will begin their work on creating an appropriate atmosphere in the Butter Mouth house.