Just spent the most awesome afternoon with two of my favorite artists in the online stop-mo community, Justin Rasch and Shel Wagner-Rasch. They are the geniuses behind STUNT PUPPET PICTURES, whose work you can follow thru their blog, Stop MOTION Mission. What a couple of gems. Together with the jewel in their crown, Aedon, we spent April Fool's eating great Indian food, talking shop, digging thru Red Hatchet Films sets, puppets, and props (good God I have a lot of crap) and hiking Runyon Canyon where, as you can see in the pic, the Hollywood sign still hovers protectively over us, unscathed by her recent brush with fiery destruction (see previous post). Anyone interested in stop-mo production from the inside-out can find great inspiration from these two (I certainly do). It's quality work from quality people, and the love they put into it shows onscreen. Can't wait to hang out with them again over at THEIR cool-ass studio/garage (which I totally covet) and learn more about how they make those beautiful puppets.