Model Making

We take great care in planning out the scale of each model character in relation to its environments. This helps us to achieve an immersive world that we can explore with the help of stop motion animation. Our aim is such that once the camera points at something, you should feel like you’re looking into another world.

Model making is an integral part of what we do at Second Home Animation Studios. If you’re reading this page, then below you’ll find any blog posts that talk about model making. We hope you enjoy them…

2D Animation

Behind The Scenes On Penny

After racking up millions of hits worldwide, we thought it was time to reveal some nuts and bolts footage of Penny ‘Arctic’ coming together complete with staplers, glue guns and little grey balls. Below are

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Animation

European Co-Production for Penny

In September and October this year, we were commissioned by VFX house Glassworks, Amsterdam to shoot miniature sets for the Christmas campaign for German store, Penny Market. The models were designed and built by Andy

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Meet the 'Bone Gang'
Miniature Sets

Trick or Treat!

Our Halloween Homage to Harryhausen This summer we made a brilliant new creative friendship in the form of Ian Davies, photographer par excellence. Ian is in the process of collating a 100 strong collection of

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Diet Coke - Love it Light - Puppetry
Miniature Sets

Puppets Galore

Just for laughs we’ve compiled a clip reel of our projects where we’ve worked with traditional puppetry, featuring marionettes and/or rod-controlled and hand-controlled puppets. It makes a great change when we can shoot with these,

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Animation

The Fundamentals of Animation

A nice thing happened recently. The second edition of The Fundamentals of Animation was published and our ‘Legends’ film for Pilsner Urquell was covered in some great detail in the book’s ‘Design as Concept’ section,

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Animation

Second Royal Television Society Win

Earlier in 2015 we embarked on an ambitious animation project together with the creative gang at Iceni.co and the incredible undergraduate crew on Birmingham City University’s Visual Communication (Film and Animation) course. This collaboration was

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