Monday, February 19, 2007

Speed demon character

We did a music video for Michael Jackson at Will Vinton studios back in the late 80's. This is a character I was able to design and animate. He had a simple wire armature inside but I could get a lot of good movement out of him. We also built a life-size mask to match this so that an actor could wear it on the set.


Anonymous M Flem Jr said...

Wow Man! Here we go! here's the stuff! This character rocks Tony. He is just screaming to star in his own short or even a series of episodes. I would absolutely love to own this guy. You are awesome at designing characters man. Thanks so much for posting this Tony. This character really does rock. Easily one of my favorite clay characters & I know about a lot of them. This guy just stands out......I think he needs a posse though - M Flem Jr

3:21 AM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...

This was the only one of these made. After it was animated it looked pretty messed up and I don't know what ever happened to it. I'm glad I snapped a few pictures of it when it was in this nice condition.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous M Flem Jr said...

I'm glad you did too. This guy has me inspired to do a cowboy in the same style. I really like this guy. I also really like the way you did his hands with the 5 slim fingers as opposed to the 4 fatter ones that are so popular these days - M Flem Jr

12:09 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

He's cool ! What video was it ?

6:08 AM  

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