PROCESS

storyboards from episode 01

The Avengables is a blend of traditional rod puppetry, digital animation, special effects, and 3D. Once the script is complete, our talented voice actors bring the words to life. We then sync up their performances with storyboards to create an animatic. This previsualization tool allows us to better plan our shots and prepare the miniature sets. When shooting, the puppeteers perform to the recorded dialogue to get the timing right. Edited with Adobe Premiere, composited in After Effects, sweetened via Audition, with facial animation done in Character Animator. The mouths and eyebrows are mapped onto the puppets using mocha and 3D camera tracking. Music and Foley are added once the picture is locked. Special effects, color grading, and the credits are added before rendering the completed episode.

 

You can watch the pilot episode animatic on YouTube, but be warned - Emmalee foolishly did all the voices and sound effects herself. Learn from your errors, and move forward!

Created, Written, and Directed by

EMMALEE PEARSON

 

VOICE ACTORS

Thom/Red Death - Tony Brungraber

Broc - Jeremiah Zeier

Colonel Cobb - Christopher Shy

Audrey/Sapphire - Jennifer Weidman

Dr. Despairagus - Mike Cosner

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jeremiah Zeier

 

CAMERAS

Jared Wittman

Caleb Dodge

Tony Brungraber

Jeremiah Zeier

 

PUPPETEERS

Tony Brungraber

Emmalee Pearson

Jeremiah Zeier

Caleb Dodge

Jared Wittman

 

THEME SONG

Todd Bowie

 

EDITING

Emmalee Pearson

 

MUSIC & FOLEY

Todd Bowie

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

Emmalee Pearson

 

PROPS AND SET DESIGN

Emmalee Pearson

Tony Brungraber

 cobb, tony, jared, and emmalee on set

Shooting a stand off between enemies

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