Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kenny Smith: Master Of Puppets, and R.I.P. Jason Gunn

Listening to: The Sword, 'Warp Riders'

Another short update, this time we have some WIP puppets and style frames from talented Wellington new media designer/animator Kenny Smith. I've got to say, that mermaid puppet is one of the hottest puppets i have seen this year, and I frequently troll the net for sexy puppets. So I should know.
Check out more of Kenny's work:

On a less erotic note, we at Eye-Scream want to give our sympathy to all the victims of the Christchurch earthquake, especially the renowned entertainer Jason Gunn. Mr Gunn, as we all now know, was crushed by a unbracketed 'Gunge' machine during the earthquake, which measured 7.3 on the Richter scale. Our condolences to Thingy and their children. You are all in our prayers.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Intro Animatic etc. etc. etc.

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Listening to: Crystal Antlers, "Tentacles" 

Greetings from oblivion! It's sunny here.

Just thought I would quickly post a rough version of the intro animatic, with initial sound by the talented and handsome Tere Goodwin and David Rive. Nice work, fellas!

Got some real exciting news coming up, stay tuned! Keep the faith.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

How to make 3D glasses.

How to make 3D glasses

Listening to: The Faint, Danse Macabre

An easy step-by-step instructional guide for the everyday Joe Bloggseses, the lowest common denominators, the salts of the earths, the everymans, middle New Zealanders, the broadest markets possible, the common peoples, Joe six packs, the bloody good buggerers, the southern mans, the great unwashed, the blue collars, the no collars, dummies, and idiots.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eye-Scream Intro style framezzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Listening to: Zola Jesus, 'Stridulum'

A quick update, showing our intro design progress. The 30-second animatic is locked, and we may upload this sometime for your scrutiny. The top image details a synth-pop stage show courtesy of Wade Cowin, and the bottom is some re-imagined pong foreplay from Jacesun Howden.

We are currently bursting at the seams with outlandish, hilarious and plain awesome ideas for the series, enough to keep it going long after Coro Street slips in the shower. But we are always keen to hear new ideas from talented Kiwi  Writers, Directors, Animators, or mixed-media savants. Drop us a line at and we will send you our manifesto detailing what we are after.

Love to you all.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Character Designs! 8-bit goooodness.

Listening to Leonard Cohen, The Future.

Some amazing character designs from Eye-Screamer William Littlejohn, featuring some heroes and nefarious looking villains from his upcoming 8-bit inspired segment! Awesomtacular stuff, Will!

It's been an insanely busy week here at Eye-Scream. We are currently designing an intro sequence, something that captures the pace, mood and ethos of Eye-Scream in 30secs. I have to say, it's looking very rad! The more designs, submissions and scripts I see the more inspired I am about the pool of talent that has surrounded the project.

Also, Eye-Scream may be featuring brain-melting 3Dimensional content, so here is a step-by-step guide to get your sticky mitts on some 3D specs without spending a quid!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bid on the Shiz!

Listening to: Converge, On My Shield

Check out this sweet concept art from Eye-Screamer Animator/Illustrator Wade Cowin. Wade has kindly donated the original sketch to help fund Eye-Scream. Go to and support Eye-Scream, while owning what is sure to be a part of New Zealand Television history!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Words of destiny

Listening to: Baroness, Blue Record

Progress bars are flying along here at Eye-Scream HQ, with animatics, scripts, love-letters and offers of mail order brides choking our inbox. Eye-Screamer Howden, J. has just submitted a screenplay full of drama, action, 'splosions, orange furry things and epic Gat licks. We had to blur some words to protect the innocent, but we can reveal that it's written in 12pt courier font, black-on white, and mostly in english.

Thanks for all of the positive feedback and support over the last few months. We can't wait to reveal more about the project, the people and the potential. Keep an eye on the 'Babby Birthing' in the side bar, counting down to a very special announcement.

And most of all, Eye-Scream belongs to you! Pet and fed it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

El Quebracho: Day labourer extraordinaire!

Listening to: The Klaxons, Myths Of The Near Future

El Quebracho is mache-ing like his life depends on it (and it does, because we won't feed him otherwise)!

These shots were taken with a special high-shutter speed camera, as most cameras are unable to capture El Quebracho's lighting fast movement and just produce a blurry mess of limbs, streaks, sweat and tacos.

Before you ask-no, the digital blur around the South Islander's face isn't present because he was accused of some unnatural love affair betwixt man and sheep-those rumours were mostly unfounded. We had to blur the Pro-Wrestler's face because his skull mask came off in the craft-frenzy.

If anyone wants to see a video of El Quebracho wrestling a chair, please tell us. We are trying to convince him, but he is bashful, and needs your encouragement. C'mon peeps-that chair won't wrestle itself!!!

Kraftwerk Stage 05- 1st prop completeness!

Listening to: HEALTH, Disco 2

Finished the for the rest of the scene! I'm developing a weird felt-fetish. Don't be surprised if you see me behind a trestle table at some obscure craft fair that you only went to because your Mum is in town.

El Quebracho vs Paper! In phantasmagorial 3D!!!!!

Listening to: Kill Bill Vol. 01

Thanks to everybody for the outpouring of support for our South Island pro-wrestling intern, the mighty El Quebracho! The southern-strongman sends his love (at least, that's what I think was saying).

El Quebracho is busy tearing ream upon ream of paper apart with his bare hands, in a paper-mache frenzy that is sure to anger environmentalists across New Zealand.

Many people have contacted us pleading for information on how to view El Quebracho's exciting pics in their full 3D goodness. Never fear folks, we are currently preparing an instructional video detailing how to make your own 3D glasses, presented by the five-time Southern Wresting Federation (S.W.F.) champion- El Quebracho himself! And maybe he will even show us his signature move-the deadly Joto-gota (neck-drop)!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Intern slave! (I mean, 90 day trial employee) In mindbending 3D!!!!!!!!

Listening to: The Decemberists, Castaways and Cutouts

We at Eye-Scream would like to introduce El Quebracho, our new P.A.! El Quebracho is from the South Island so he doesn't speak much english, but he makes a mean Fappuccino. 
Back in his home town of Invercargill, El Quebracho is a pro-wrestling superstar. Like the famous Mexican wrestler Santo, it is a great dishonor for him to be seen without his mask. Why hire a P.A. who has a resume mainly consisting of leg-locks and full-nelsons? Because he is free and can suplex anyone that gets in our way, essay!
El Quebracho is busy with some paper-mache at the moment, a skill he has developed after years of making Pinata's for local orphans.

Keep up the good work, El Quebracho-you're a credit to the south!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Listening to: Tom Waits, Blood Money

We now have a facebook presence. "Like" it and post drunken photos of yourself, your friends and enemies.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Awesome Nu Art!

Listening to: Tracey Chapman, self titled.

Talented fellow Eye-Screamer Andrew Schnetler has released an awesome teaser pic. Blam!

Kraftwerk Stage 04: Eye heart U

Listening to: Genghis Tron, Board up the House remixes Vol. 3

Almost done!~Just have to sew on some veins and optic nerves and this sucker is complete!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kraftwerk Stage 03: Ladyfingers

Sarah has stepped up for some 'co-producing', while my fingers stop bleeding.

Kraftwerk Stage 02

What is he making? A teeny, tiny Klan uniform? Underwear for a cat? A time machine?

Kraftwerk Stage 01

Craft work is easy, when you know how or are good with your hands. I am totally boned.