Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Hello there,

I am a stop motion sculptor, model maker and animator.  From May to September 2017 I worked as a Puppet Department Junior on Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires in South Wales.  I am also part of the way through the Stop Motion Animation and Puppetry Bachelors at Staffordshire University.

I have experience in puppet fabrication utilizing Tin Cure and Platinum Cure Silicone, Urethane Resins, Latex and Plaster.

Previous professional experience include; Miniature Sculpting, Acting and Children's Entertaining.


Thursday, 14 December 2017

11' Inch Sculpture

This is a anime character sculpt which I produced within my 3rd semester at Staffordshire University.
Please click for a larger image.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Chuck Steel Sculpting / Animating

Here is the trailer for the film that I have been working on over the past few months.  I have been busy sculpting heads, molding and animating with the skilled team down here at the Animortal Studio in South Wales.  It is a privilege to work with a crew who are so respected in the field of stop motion and puppet making.

(None of the puppet/animation work in this teaser trailer is mine as I began work towards the end of production.  Once the film is released, I will post images detailing my involvement.)
'Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires' Teaser Trailer #1 from Chuck Steel on Vimeo.

An image of me at work in the puppet department at the Animortal Studio.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Western Bar Maquette

This set marquette on an old western saloon was completed in two days for a university project. Made with predominantly foam board and acrylic paint.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Rotoscope Gorilla

Completed for a class project. I am trying to implement my experience as an actor into my animated characters. I am channeling Laurence Olivier in his performance of Hamlet (1948).  It was an exciting exercise which I will develop upon in further assignments.

Rotoscope Gorilla from Gus Kearns on Vimeo.

Odd Sock Animated Short

This is an animated short I made in my free time at Staffordshire University.

Whilst still only on my first term, I was itching to sink my teeth into an animated short with a three act structure and story.  Although it is a rough piece of animation, I consider it a success as it was a four minute film, scheduled and completed on a tight time frame.  I had a week of pre-production, 3 weeks animation and a month of working in post-production.  The film had over 40 separate shots and 10 setups. Please enjoy!

The Odd Sock from Gus Kearns on Vimeo.