A Stop-motion and CGI short.

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Looking forward to it! This looks like an interesting design. It looks like you're using short rods and welding them together end to end? What's the purpose of that?

I found robots weren't too bad - they can be made of lots of separate parts. The tricky bit was setting up the hierarchy so when the torso moves the arms move with it, then the forarm has it's own pivot, and the wrist below that, and the hand... It's the same with a real puppet of course, but you don't have to work your way through all the levels of bits to animate it. You just grab the sucker and move it.
I like making robots and machines, you can use a mix of shapes you sculpt, and various found objects to add detail.
It would be easier to get two puppets to interact, than a puppet and a cgi robot that have to be animated separately. Although, I was looking forward to seeing a cgi character get its ass kicked.
Got a pic of the cgi street set yet?

Keep plugging away.

You have an armature, and haven't posted any pics? 

Since Veron is a stop motion puppet, the easiest is to have another stop motion puppet right there in the set. But maybe the challenge of creating interactions between a puppet and a cgi robot that isn't really there is a big part of what you want to demonstrate? Or maybe the puppet would be shot greenscreen, and placed in a cgi environment, so the puppet is the one that needs to be composited... Or both would be composited into a real background plate - there are many possibilities. I would make a puppet robot, and put them into a set, so they can cast shadows and make contact with each other, and get a nice bit of animation done without adding extra difficulties that might delay things or cause me to have another project that never gets finished. But that's just my preference.

Congratulations on a major milestone!!! 

And on the awards too! I'll tell you what though - completing your film will end up being an even more memorable milestone (At least I *THINK* - I'll let you know if I ever get mine done )

Have you checked with them that it's ok? It isn't automatically ok to use music just because your project is non-commercial, that's up to the compsers/performers.

The director wouldn't have anything to do with it. Plus, that's music from a commercially released movie - they're not going to give permission to anyone to use it in another movie. Especially for free (though I doubt they'd allow it to be used at all). 

Your best bet would be to use some royalty-free music by Incompetech. I think it's Incompetech.com.

I've used music from Incompetech a few times. There are other sites with free music. If this is just a short station ID type spot, there are probably quite a few short bits of music that could work.

You know, like the Bad Robot thing you see at the end of some TV shows and movies:

You're making a logo to go in front of your films, right? I'm not sure logo is quite the right word for it - to me a logo is something printed - I think it would be called a promo or a spot. 

And yeah - before anybody says it - I know the thing I just posted says logo... but then it's posted by some YouTuber - I seriously doubt that what it's actually called.

To me, too, the logo is a piece of graphic design, like the apple on a Mac, or the windows rectangle, often combined with the name in a particular font. But this kind of promo, like the Bad Robot example, is like an animated extension of the logo. Anyway that's what I thought this was going to be, a spot somewhere between 10 and 30 seconds most likely. Now it sounds like it is getting more complicated, just like all the other projects that were postponed so you could do something short and simple that would actually get finished.

The sketch is a bit more like an illustration than a logo, which is usually something simplified with a few bold basic shapes that can be understood quickly, and not a lot of detail. ( KISS, in other words.) Designing effective logos - or anything reduced to its essence - is not easy as it looks, you can't disguise the simple line with fiddly bits. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule.

Reminds me of Colossus: The Forbin Project. I love that film! Though I doubt they are similar as that doesn't have any lizardy-alien things in. 

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