Monday, September 7, 2009

Junko's Shamisen Trailer

Here is the trailer for Junko's Shamisen, a short film where I animated a little girl's spirit animal, a fox. (Not too much of my animation in the trailer, but it's not like they showed the shark in the Jaws trailer either.) The fox puppet was constructed by Greg Sesma from a real fox skin with a wire armature underneath. And yes, it was incredibly creepy to animate something that had once been naturally animated.

Keep an eye out for the eye-catching and innovative Junko's Shamisen at your local film festival! Congratulations to Sol Friedman who's been working on his labor of love for over a year now.


  1. Whoa. It looks like a real fox! Amazing. So, I'm assuming that you animated a full-size fox, yes?

  2. Yup. It was full-sized and a nice break from all the ridiculously small scale Lego animation I'd been doing! Also, the fox puppet really freaked out my cat.